The themes and ideas of interest elicited by a prime destination of quality tourism as the Salento are varied and diverse, able to satisfy and surprise you at any time of the year, every category of traveller.
The stone culture in Salento
We want to highlight in this report on the very close and special relationship of the people of salento with the stone local, which goes back to prehistoric times.
It is not unusual to come across in the hinterland of the “Heel of Italy” in the vast area dominated by huge dolmens and menhirs, the legacy of the megalithic time during which these colossal stone sculptures were erected for the purposes propitiatory but also funeral.
These testimonies, together with the finds in the numerous caves of the coastal karst origin, make this area one of the most important in Italy in terms of archaeological.
The dry construction
But, it is undeniable that the technique of building dry is the most characteristic feature of the local architecture, as evidenced by the widespread dry walls, but mainly the typical trulli, which in Salento are called Pajari, while maintaining unchanged the functions of storage for farm equipment, but also accommodation for the farmers.
The Baroque Of Lecce
Exploring the salento peninsula, focusing on the role of the stone reserve, however, is still a surprise to those who decide to organize your trip by booking a few days holiday in a
The most opulent of the artistic techniques developed in this area, with some decades of delay compared to the rest of the territory, but the Baroque of Lecce is managed to be even more flashy and “floral”.
The aim to set up similar urban complexes to Lecce and in the neighbourhood was not only amaze and arouse emotions with the forms, the plants of the unusual buildings and the facades are richly decorated, but also convey messages of optimism and rebirth of a people finally liberated from the threat of Turkish incursions.
The intent was then to stimulate regeneration of inner, showing the buildings opulent in which you sovrapponessero floral decorations to other inspired by the mythology, heraldry, the animal world.
The Stone Of Lecce
It is not a coincidence that Lecce has been called the “Florence of the South”, and was this facilitated by the special clayey nature of the Lecce Stone, a calcareous rock is present in many places so soft as to be almost processed by hand before undergoing the necessary treatments for the consolidation (and you won’t believe, but between these it is also part of a hand of… milk, whose proteins interact with the chemical structure of the rock!)
It is precisely the composition of this stone, also, causes that, in the different moments of the day, depending on the position of the sun, the rays of light are reflected in changing, transforming the whole urban fabric in a stage that is a true kaleidoscope of colours.
The Movida Leccese
You will not have the slightest doubt, visiting the streets and alleys of the Historic Centre of Lecce , starting from the button square, Piazza Sant’oronzo, in the explain the causes of the liveliness of the well-known Movida Leccese.
A lot of fancy architectural do you really believe that may not be reflected on the mood of the citizens, who admire every day? You will be dragged to you too! Our is much more than a simple piece of advice, it is an invitation to visit one of the cities most full of vitality of the whole of the South of italy!
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