Lecce Taras Salento

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Grecìa Salentina. Lecce & Taranto

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Bari-Brindisi =116 km=1h 30’ Brindisi- Lecce= 40km= 30’ Lecce-Calimera-Martano_corigliano=50km=2h Lecce-Taras=110 km=2h Taras-Matera=90km=1h 30’ 400 km = 10h

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TORRE DEL PARCO Lecce Lecce is a historic city of 95,000 inhabitants in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed the "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken. In terms of industry the "Lecce stone" is the city's main export, because it is very soft and malleable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce stone is a kind of limestone. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specialising in ceramic production.

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Lecce: Porta di Napoli

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Detail from Cathedral court

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Piazza del Duomo

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Lecce-anfiteatro

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Santa_Croce = Church of Holy Cross

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Abandoned life, Salento, Italy

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Church of SAN Giovanni

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Former Prison - Tobacco Manifacture in Lecce

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Lecce by night

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Lecce Piazza Duomo

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Lecce by night

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Lecce

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Detail of the convent of the Augustinians, Melpignano (Lecce)

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Melpignano/Grecìa Salentina

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Proverb: "You always hear two bells". Is it correct?

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Tomatoes and Tobacco on the wall

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Frame from Puglia/Apoulia

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Universita del Salento

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Salento

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Otranto

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Santa Maria al Bagno

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Old wall

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Svolta a sinistra = Turn left

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At the mercy of the waves

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The tree of poetry

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Nonna Maria in Puglia

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in Puglia

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Outdoors

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Taranto Castello Aragonese Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Taranto and is an important commercial port as well as the main Italian naval base. It is the third-largest continental city of southern Italy: (population: 201,349).

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Taranto

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Sunset in Taranto

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Taranto in winter

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Taranto in winter

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Taranto Near the stone bridge

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Taranto Near the stone bridge

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Taranto Near the stone bridge

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Taranto

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Taranto: lovely poem!

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Taranto: Immensity ! !

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Taranto: Apparent solitude! !

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Taranto: Like Maldives! !

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Taranto: Palio! ! Palio is the name given in Italy to an annual athletic contest, very often of a historical character, pitting the neighbourhoods of a town or the hamlets of a comune against each other. Typically they are fought in costume and commemorate some event or tradition of the Middle Ages, and thus often involve horse racing, archery, jousting, crossbow shooting, and similar medieval sports. Once purely a matter of local rivalries, many have now become events staged with an eye to visitors and foreign tourists.

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Taranto: Palio! !

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Taranto: Palio! !

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Taranto: Palio! !

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Taranto: Palio! !

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Taranto: Palio! ! Ciao!

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