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What to see in Tricase, Lecce

  • Piazza Sant'Andrea, rione Caprarica del Capo, Tricase (LE)

the construction, in 1524, the Caprarica Castle, in the homonymous district of Tricase, was a result of the climate of danger that has prevailed in the aftermath of the sack of Otranto by the Turks in 1480 and of the raids that followed.

A time surrounded by a moat, the castle is a rectangular plan. The walls, high from 6 to 7 meters thick and 1.40 meters, are formed in irregular ashlars of carparo bruno and have a robust marcapiano Toro. Surmounted by small corbels supporting the upper frame, are reinforced at the corners by circular towers with base escarpment. The severe portal is defended by a triple chute. Inside there were several environments: four rooms on the ground floor, six upstairs, warehouses and cellars. Inside the walls were also placed a garden and tanks for water supply.

At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, it was still possible to discern traces of frescoes and of brackets figurate of the small inner chapel dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, sometimes referred to as the chapel of San Cristoforo, probably identifiable with a compartment with time costolonata supported by columns leaned to the masonry. The castle was used as a masseria at the end of the Nineteenth Century.

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Capuchins' Church and Convent
Capuchins' Church and Convent
The Capuchins' Church and Convent is an architectural complex in the village of Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Giuseppe Pisanelli, 21, Tricase (LE)
1.10 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Gallone Palace
Gallone Palace
The Palace of Gallone Princes is the most sumptuous cultural monument of the village of Tricase, on Cape Leuca.
Piazza Giuseppe Pisanelli, 1, Tricase (LE)
1.12 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
the Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother church of Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Don Tonino Bello, Tricase (LE)
1.17 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Tutino Castle
Tutino Castle
The Tutino Castle is located near Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Castello dei Trane, rione Tutino, Tricase (LE)
1.70 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Church of Our Lady of Constantinople
Church of Our Lady of Constantinople
the Church of Our Lady of Constantinople is situated in the village of Tricase, in Puglia.
Via Madonna di Loreto, 4, Tricase (LE)
1.82 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
the Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner is a rock church of Tricase, in Puglia.
SP184, rione Sant’Eufemia, Tricase (LE)
1.84 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Girolamo Comi Museum
Girolamo Comi Museum
The Girolamo Comi Museum is hosted inside the homonymous palace of Lucugnano, in Puglia.
Piazza Comi, Lucugnano, Tricase (LE)
3.66 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Collegiate Church of St. Saviour
Collegiate Church of St. Saviour
the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour is located in the village of Alessano, in Puglia.
Piazza Don Tonino Bello, 7, Alessano (LE)
4.21 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle
Macurano
Macurano
Macurano is a rugged village on the road that connects Alessano to Marina di Novaglie, in Puglia.
Strada Provinciale 248, 2, Alessano (LE)
4.69 Kilometers from Caprarica Castle

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