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Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca

What to see in Morciano di Leuca, Lecce

  • Strada Provinciale 190, 47, località Barbarano del Capo, Morciano di Leuca (LE)
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A hill low and rocky divides Morciano di Leuca from its fraction Barbarano del Capo, founded in the Middle Ages in a position that offered natural protection from the raids of the "barbarians". A sixteenth-century tower, example of 16th century military architecture, and the coeval Parish Church dedicated to San Lorenzo, simple and linear in its development, denote the historical center of the country. The marvels that have made it famous Barbarano reveal themselves but in the outskirts of the village: it is a question of the vore, huge natural sinkholes, and the monumental complex of Santa Maria del Belvedere (so-called Little Leuca). The structure was erected on horseback between the XVII and XVIII century with the function as a place of rest and refreshment along the Pilgrims Way that led to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Leuca. The Little Leuca an imposing portico in neoclassical style, leaned to the existing worship building, allows access to its interior, where stands out in the eyes a pictorial decoration eighteenth-century of fine workmanship. In the sacristy, in addition to a small "stack" containing the water for the sacred ablutions, there are two confessionals formed in the rock. The complex also consists of a large hypogeum with bunks for pilgrims and three deep wells that guaranteed drinking water for the pilgrims. Other environments, built in surface, offered hospitality to travellers and animals to their below. Shelters and warehouses for goods, naturally, favored the trade of necessities. A plaque, witness to an ancient and not more existing inn, is inscribed 10 P that refer to the famous maxim: Little Words Do You Think bring punishment, therefore think first, then speak. The grandeur of the complex drew deceive many pilgrims who came back because they considered to have already reached the goal: the Sanctuary of Finibus Terrae.

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Montesardo
Montesardo
The hamlet of Montesardo is part of the territory of Alessano, in Puglia.
Piazza Castello, 6, località Montesardo, Alessano (LE)
2.31 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
The Church of Santa Maria of Vereto
The Church of Santa Maria of Vereto
Inside the building there is an extraordinary fresco, which links the church to a mystery linked to an emblematic figure of Christianity: San Paolo and its association with the phenomenon of tarantism.
Via San Gregorio, Patù (LE)
2.64 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
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)
2.92 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
The Church of San Giovanni Battista
The Church of San Giovanni Battista
The Church of San Giovanni Battista dating back to the X century stands in front of the Centopietre.
Piazza Marco Pedone, Patù (LE)
2.93 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
Centopietre
Centopietre
Symbol of Patù is the monument of Centopietre. The people believed that it was built by the giants, given the considerable size of about 100 blocks that compose it.
Piazza Marco Pedone, Patù (LE)
2.94 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
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)
3.19 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
Torre Vado
Torre Vado
Nestling at the foot of a greenhouse salentina, Torre Vado is one of the favorite destinations of seaside tourism of Capo di Leuca.
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 6, località Torre Vado, Morciano di Leuca (LE)
5.17 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
Coastal Tower of Torre Vado
Coastal Tower of Torre Vado
the coastal tower of Torre Vado, in Salento, is the symbol of the seaside resort.
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, 6, località Torre Vado, Morciano di Leuca (LE)
5.24 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
Sources of Torre Vado
Sources of Torre Vado
the "sources" of Torre Vado represent, for the inhabitants of Morciano di Leuca in the Salento, a "place of memory".
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, località Torre Vado, Morciano di Leuca (LE)
5.59 Kilometers from Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca

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