Loquis: Torrione di Salignano

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Torrione di Salignano

 

Published on:  2019-01-10 10:27:20

 

A majestic cylindrical structure dating back to the mid-sixteenth century, the Torrione di Salignano is a majestic building that dominates the center of the small square of the pretty hamlet of Castrignano del Capo. The building has a diameter of about twenty meters and a height equal to eleven meters, and survives at the time in excellent condition, including the ladder that from the base accompanies to the top. The Torrione di Salignano was a fortress of the hinterland of Lecce, in a second line of defense for the civilian populations in case of Ottoman attack. Today the building is a cultural container.

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