The Cycletour among the medieval villages of Salento is the best way to discover the heart of Southern Puglia. The visitor is transported in the past, to discover the daily life in Italian villages, that have remained intact in their traditions. Riding, you will leave from Santa Maria di Leuca del Belvedere in Barbarano, ideal place to be amazed by Salento architecture and medieval frescoes. During our tour we will meet the village of Giuliano di Lecce, strategically located on the Veretum hill, the village is a real jewel with its baroque Palaces, the Neolithic menhir and the Castle of the sixteenth century, where we will taste typical delights: the famous Frisa pugliese and a selection of cheeses with a good Negroamaro wine. The tour continue towards Montesardo, the highest village in the peninsula Salento, rich in cultural treasures such as Messapian city walls and the Medieval Church of Santa Barbara. Here you can admire the unique view of Macurano, an ancient roman settlement. Ruggiano is our point of arrival, a fraction of five hundred inhabitants, where you will discover the ancient rites and the traditions of the Sanctuary of Santa Marina famous for Pizzica the loca dance
We will taste the Salento aperitif based on Apulian frize with local tomatoes accompanied by an excellent negramaro
I am Danilo, and for years, after obtained a master's degree in environmental disciplines, I carry out activities to enhance environmental assets and the cultural heritage of Puglia. During this cyclotour i will reveal you unique itineraries to enhance the territories discovering the traditions and architecture and walks in search of the most authentic reasons to fall in love with Salento. In particular this is a tour dedicated to the medieval villages of the Southest par of Salento, a real jewel remained intact.
Santa Maria di Leuca del Belvedere in Barbarano/Baroque Palace, menhir of neolitico il Castle XVI di Giuliano di Lecce villaggio medievale/mura Messapiche e la chiesa Medievale di Santa Barbara in Montesardo/Sanctuario di Santa Marina in Rugggiano
8月25日 日曜日 16:30～19:30
I 4 BORGHI CYCLETOUR