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  • Strada Provinciale 248, 2, Alessano (LE)

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.

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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)
0.64 Kilometers from Macurano
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)
1.72 Kilometers from Macurano
Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
Barbarano del Capo and the Little Leuca
The Little Leuca of Barbarano del Capo, in Salento, was placed along the Pilgrims Way to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Leuca.
Strada Provinciale 190, 47, località Barbarano del Capo, Morciano di Leuca (LE)
2.92 Kilometers from Macurano
Marina of Novaglie
Marina of Novaglie
Marina of Novaglie is a seaside resort of Alessano, in Puglia.
Via A. Vespucci, località Marina di Novaglie, Alessano (LE)
4.47 Kilometers from Macurano
Caprarica Castle
Caprarica Castle
Caprarica Castle is located near Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Sant'Andrea, rione Caprarica del Capo, Tricase (LE)
4.69 Kilometers from Macurano
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)
4.78 Kilometers from Macurano
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)
4.80 Kilometers from Macurano
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)
4.89 Kilometers from Macurano
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)
4.94 Kilometers from Macurano

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