Castle Acaya

A few kilometers from Lecce, near Vernole, charming and almost unknown, the small village of Acaya is one of the few examples of a fortified city come down to our days almost intact. For Acaya, called in antiquity Segine, Baron Alfonso, recognizing the strategic value of the place, in 1506, he promoted the reconstruction of the castle to protect the village and, after him, his son Gian Giacomo gave the same characters of the ideal city of Cinquecento also redesigning the 'whole development plan and strengthening the military defenses.
 

 
Il castello di Acaya, che assolveva anche a residenza signorile, racchiude tutti gli elementi storici e militari delle varie epoche che lo hanno caratterizzato e rappresenta un elemento unico del sistema castellare della Terra d’ Otranto.

Info e prenotazioni:
www.culturemediterranee.org

Largo Castello
73029 Acaya, Vernole LE





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