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Macurano

What to see in Alessano, Lecce, Apulia, Salento


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The rugged village of Macurano is considered the symbol of Oil Culture for the presence of two oil mills still used: Trappeto Sauli and Trappeto Santa Lucia. Macurano was also a region affected by the important settlement of Basilian monks who settled to hide and seek refuge, after their landing on the Salentine peninsula which is less than 4 km away. The monks came from the Near East from which fled after the iconoclast struggle. Found refuge at Macurano, were dedicated to agriculture, guaranteed asset by the fertility of the land rich of sewage coming from the hill and that were collected in tanks through a system of pipes, in part still visible. The area of the rock village was exploited subsequently and in the sixteenth century was built the complex masserizio, called Macurano, consisting in the Masseria Santa Lucia and in the chapel of Santo Stefano. The masserizio complex is dominated by the original nucleus, i.e. from the sixteenth-century tower crowned by corbels supporting the projecting parapet of the top terrace and machicolation in correspondence of the windows and doors of access. The other rooms were subsequently added and already at the end of the XVII century the complex masserizio consisted of the structure visible today.

  • Strada Provinciale 248, 2, Alessano (Lecce)
  • Small villages

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= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies

Events

monday
17
april, 2023

St. Stephen's Fair

sunday
9
july, 2023

Festa Patronale di Sant'Antonio, in the town of Montesardo

monday
31
july, 2023

Fera Nova

monday
31
july, 2023

Festa Patronale di San Trifone

monday
4
december, 2023

Santa Barbara Festival

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