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Carovigno

Carovigno is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. The country around, in the Upper Salento, is renowned for the production of high quality olive oil.

                                               

Castro, Apulia

Castro derives its name from Castrum Minervae Latin for "Athenas castle", which was an ancient town of the Sallentini, about 15 kilometres 9 mi south of Hydruntum. Its ancient temple of Minerva was said to have been founded by Idomeneus, who form ...

                                               

Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica is a town, and comune, located in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy, in the traditional area called Salento.

                                               

Copertino

Followings successful campaign in 1266, the Hohenstaufen tower of Copertino was held first by the de Pratis family and then by Walter VI of Brienne, Duke of Athens, Count of Lecce and Grand Constable of France. Copertino became the centre of a Co ...

                                               

Cutrofiano

Cutrofiano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is known for its shoes and ceramic production. Main sights include the Mother Church Chiesa matrice, 17th century and that of the Immaculate Con ...

                                               

Faggiano

Faggiano is a town and comune in the province of Taranto in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Faggiano is member of the Unione dei Comuni di Montedoro, established in September 2002.

                                               

Francavilla Fontana

Francavilla Fontana is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, in southern Italy. It is also called the town of the "Imperiali", after the Imperiali, a family of feudal lords who ruled the town from the end of 16th cen ...

                                               

Galatina

Galatina, known before the unification of Italy as San Pietro in Galatina, is a town and comune in the Province of Lecce in Apulia, southern Italy. It is situated about 21 kilometres south of the city of Lecce.

                                               

Galatone

Galatone is a town and comune located in Salento, in the province of Lecce, the former seat of the Marquess of Galatone. It is one of the most populous towns of the province and its territory includes a stretch of coast overlooking the Ionian Sea ...

                                               

Gallipoli, Apulia

Gallipoli is a southern Italian town and comune in the province of Lecce, in Apulia. In 2014, it had a population of 31.862.

                                               

Giurdignano

The human presence in the area of Giurdignano dates to as early as the Bronze Age, as testified by the presence of numerous menhirs and dolmens. Later it was conquered by the Romans archaeological findings include a 2nd-3rd century AD necropolis. ...

                                               

Grottaglie

Grottaglie is located in the Salento peninsula, dividing the Adriatic sea from Ionian sea. The countryside around the city is scattered with vast and deep ravines in the limestone that underlies the peninsula. The urban core of Grottaglie is surr ...

                                               

Guagnano

Guagnano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, Apulia, south-eastern Italy. Situated in northern Salento, it also includes the fraction of Villa Baldassarri.

                                               

Latiano

Latiano is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the southeast coast of Italy. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes. Bartolo Longo was a native of Latiano.

                                               

Leporano

Leporano is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. The municipality of Leporano is a little maritime town at the Ionian Sea. The noble family of the princes of Leporano is named after the town.

                                               

Leverano

Leverano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the southeastern part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is bounded by the comuni of Arnesano, Carmiano, Copertino, Nardo and Veglie.

                                               

Lizzano, Apulia

Lizzano is a comune of 10.175 inhabitants in the province of Taranto in the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

                                               

Magliano (Carmiano)

Magliano is a village in Apulia, on the heel of Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Carmiano in the province of Lecce and has a population of about 2500. The villages coat of arms depicts a chain with five links, representing the five foundi ...

                                               

Maglie

The Maglie area was settled as early as the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age, and before, as testified by the presence of archaic dolmens and menhirs, and by the Cattìe site, discovered in 1980, and featuring 12.000 tools and 800 bone remains. M ...

                                               

Manduria

Manduria is a city and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Taranto. With c. 32.000 inhabitants, it is located 35 kilometres east of Taranto.

                                               

Maruggio

Maruggio is a village and comune in the province of Taranto, Apulia, southeast Italy. The village is located in a natural depression 2 kilometres from the Gulf of Taranto, in the north-west part of Salento peninsula. The nearest villages are Torr ...

                                               

Merine (Lizzanello)

Merine is an Italian village and hamlet of the municipality of Lizzanello in the Province of Lecce, Apulia. As of 2011 its population was of 4.785.

                                               

Mesagne

Mesagne is a comune in the province of Brindisi and region of Apulia, on the south-east Italy coast. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes. It is the fifth most-populous town of the province, and it is 15 k ...

                                               

Miggiano

Miggiano is an Italian city of 3.702 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Apulia. Located in the lower Salento, a few kilometres from the Adriatic coast, it lies 50 kilometres from the chief town and 22 kilometres from Santa Maria di Leuca. Fo ...

                                               

Minervino di Lecce

Minervino di Lecce is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, Apulia, south-eastern Italy. It is situated in the eastern part of the Salento peninsula about 43 kilometres from Lecce, not far from Otranto.

                                               

Monteiasi

Monteiasi is a town and comune in the Taranto province in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Monteiasi is located in north of the Salento peninsula. The name "Monteiasi" derives from Ancient Greek monos tiasos literally "sacred area", which ha ...

                                               

Monteroni di Lecce

Monteroni di Lecce is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in Puglia in southern Italy. In 2008 it had 13.800 inhabitants. It is 7 kilometres from Lecce, in the Salento – the historic Terra dOtranto.

                                               

Morciano di Leuca

The origins of Morciano di Leuca probably go back to the 9th century AD, with the destruction of the city by the Saracens. In 1190 King Tancredi of Sicily gave Sinibaldo Sambiasi the fief of Morciano, which remained under his family until the 13t ...

                                               

Nardo

Part of Salento, Nardo is located in the north-western area of the province, by the Ionian Sea. The municipality borders with Avetrana TA, Copertino, Galatina, Galatone, Leverano, Porto Cesareo, Salice Salentino and Veglie.

                                               

Oria, Apulia

Oria is a town and comune in the Apulia region, in the province of Brindisi, in southern Italy. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oria.

                                               

Ostuni

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy. The town has a population of about 32.000 during the winter, but can swell to 100.000 inhabitants during summer, being among the ...

                                               

Otranto

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses. It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. The Strait of Otranto, to which the city gives its name, connects the Adriat ...

                                               

Patù

Centopietre "Hundred Stones", a tomb-mausoleum of a knight who was killed by the Saracens before a battle fought nearby in 877. Church of the Madonna di Vereto. Torre del Fortino, the last surviving of the four towers of the destroyed castle. Mot ...

                                               

Porto Cesareo

Porto Cesareo is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. The area around the sea of Porto Cesareo is a beautiful example of "Maquis Shrubland". Beyond the importance of nature, the sea of Porto ...

                                               

Rudiae

Rudiae, is presently an archaeological park beside the Via San Pietro in Lama that runs south-west from the city of Lecce. The place was identified as the former home of the poet Ennius by the Renaissance Humanist, Antonio de Ferraris.

                                               

Ruffano

Grotta della Trinità "Trinity Grotto", used since Neolithic times. Starting from the 9th century, it housed a community of hermit monks and in the 11th century it was turned into a religious place, as testified by remains of Byzantine frescoes. C ...

                                               

Salice Salentino

Salice Salentino is a small town and comune in the southern part of Apulia, Italy, in the Salento area. It is bounded with the province of Taranto to the northwest and the province of Brindisi to the north. Main sights include the Chiesa Madre "M ...

                                               

Salve, Apulia

Indications of Bronze Age settlements in the territory of Salve have been revealed by several archaeological findings. The origin of the inner city can be traced back to the Roman centurion Salvius, who in 267 BC was granted the land as a reward. ...

                                               

San Giorgio Ionico

Human settlements in the area date to as early as the 3rd century BC, as shown by the findings of remains of Iron Age, Hellenistic and Roman structures, and a 4th–3rd century BC necropolis. The town itself developed starting from the 10th century ...

                                               

San Pietro Vernotico

San Pietro Vernotico is a town and comune in the province of Brindisi, Apulia, on the south-east coast of Italy. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes. It was the site of a substantial Messapian community c ...

                                               

San Vito dei Normanni

San Vito dei Normanni is an Italian town of 19.947 inhabitants of the province of Brindisi in Apulia. The inhabitants are called Sanvitesi and the town is sometimes referred to as San Vito.

                                               

Santa Maria al Bagno

Santa Maria al Bagno is an Italian village of Apulia, in Italy. It is a frazione of the commune of Nardo and is located on the Ionian Sea.

                                               

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the Salento peninsula, southern Italy. A part of the town once belonged to the comune of Gagliano del Capo.

                                               

Sava, Apulia

Sava is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, Apulia, southeast Italy. With its 19000 inhabitants, is one of the biggest town in the province. It is a center of production of olive oil and of the wine Primitivo. The nearby comuni are Maru ...

                                               

Taurisano

Taurisano is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento area. Nearby towns are Acquarica del Capo, Casarano, Ruffano and Ugento. The town of Taurisano is the place of birth o ...

                                               

Torre Santa Susanna

Torre Santa Susanna is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the south-east Italian coast in the Salento peninsula. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes.

                                               

Torricella, Apulia

Torricella is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It is home to a large tuff castle from the 15th century, one of the best preserved in the region. It is mostly an agricultural center, with produ ...

                                               

Ugento

Ugento is a town and comune in the province of Lecce, Apulia, southern Italy. It has a small harbour on the Gulf of Taranto of the Ionian Sea.

                                               

Veglie

Veglie is a town and comune in the Italian province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. Veglie is 20 kilometres west of Lecce and 12 kilometres east of the sea, the Gulf of Taranto. It is bounded by the comuni of Campi Salentina, C ...

                                               

Villa Castelli

Villa Castelli is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the south-east Italy coast. It is a comune in Salento, the borderline with Itria Valley. Its main economic activities are tourism and the growing of olives and grapes.