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Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth

What to see in Tricase, Lecce, Apulia, Salento


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Also known with the ending de Amito, the Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth is among the historical-artistic beauties more ancient of Tricase. It is not known the exact date on which the abbey of Santa Maria of the myth is founded, but we know that, between the VIII century and the IX century, arise in the area many abbeys, cenobi, churches and rural chapels, for the most part based the Basilian monks. The foundation of the abbey of Tricase, can therefore be likely to be attributed to this period and to the hand of this community. In time, the abbey evolves into a remarkable center of culture and becomes a masseria totally self contained, situated between the feud of Tricase and that of Andrano.

In the seventeenth century the situation of the complex is already poor because of the raids of the pirates and the continual partitions and invasions of land between the surrounding feuds. In the following centuries the situation degrades increasingly, up to the complete abandonment of the structure.

The Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth remains very little, in the order of ruins and biceps of masonry. Best Preserved is the Colombaia, a tower for the rearing of pigeons, situated a short distance from the abbey and still today in the open countryside. The tower is almost seven meters and measure fifteen meters of perimeter. Inside wind six scales that come up to the top and that served to inspect the entire inner surface of the tower.

  • SP358, Tricase (Lecce)
  • Religious location

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Events

from
sunday
25
december, 2022
to saturday 6 january 2024

Living Nativity of Tricase

sunday
16
april, 2023

Fair of Our Lady of Graces, Tutino district

tuesday
13
june, 2023

Feast of Sant'Antonio

wednesday
21
june, 2023

Feast of St. Louis, Sant'Eufemia district

thursday
29
june, 2023

Fair of SS. Peter and Paul

wednesday
2
august, 2023

Festival of Terracotta and Pope Galeazzo's recipes in Lucugnano

from
wednesday
2
august, 2023
to thursday 3 august 2023

'Courtyards in Taste' Festival, Sant'Eufemia district

tuesday
8
august, 2023

'Macaria Cistareddha' Festival, Caprarica del Capo district

wednesday
9
august, 2023

San Vito - Patron Saint

tuesday
15
august, 2023

The feast of Our Lady of Assumption in Marina Serra

wednesday
16
august, 2023

Feast of San Rocco

thursday
17
august, 2023

Homemade Pasta Festival in the località of Depressa

tuesday
22
august, 2023

Banner Festival, Sant'Eufemia district

friday
8
september, 2023

Feast of Our Lady of Loreto

saturday
16
september, 2023

District Feast of Sant'Eufemia

sunday
17
september, 2023

Fair of Madonna Addolorata in Lucugnano

wednesday
27
september, 2023

Feast of SS. Cosma and Damiano, locality of Depressa

sunday
1
october, 2023

Fair of Our Lady of the Rosary

friday
13
october, 2023

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Caprarica del Capo district

wednesday
13
december, 2023

St. Lucy's Fair

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