Santa Maria di Leuca wheelchair accessible tours Apulia excursions
Santa Maria di Leuca wheelchair accessible tours, with its clear and crystalline sea and the caves that line the coast, is undoubtedly one of the most evocative and fascinating places in all of Apulia.
Is the southernmost offshoot of the Salento Peninsula, a place rich in history, culture and scenic wonders.
According to legend, St Peter passed through here during his journey of evangelization, and it was also the first landing place for Aeneas.
The sea is located both East and West of Santa Maria di Leuca and this allows you to witness exciting sunsets and at the same time suggestive sunrises over the sea.
The small town of Santa Maria di Leuca is made up of white houses overlooking a turquoise sea.
The inhabitants are just over a thousand but in the summer is populated by Italian and foreign tourists.
Its name certainly derives from the Greek leukos which means white.
Much loved by photographers, artists, lovers of the outdoors and of history and legends related to classical culture,
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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae today is a place of worship known all over the world.
Every year it is the destination of numerous pilgrims.
The church as it can be appreciated today was built between 1720 and 1755.
Was fortified to resist the frequent attacks of the Turks and Saracens.
The interior has a single nave overlooked by six altars.
Several valuable paintings that can be admired inside, including the Madonna and Child by Jacopo Palma the Younger.
The lighthouse, in all its beauty, can also be reached by following one of the many environmental itineraries on foot.
The whole promenade of Santa Maria di Leuca has the particularity of developing on a wooden walkway anchored to the cliff on the rock.
It offering the unmissable spectacle of the villas of a thousand styles overlooking the sea, before reaching the lighthouse.
Walking along the wonderful avenue or along the small streets of the town, you can be enchanted by the XIX century villas.
Aristocratic homes that represented the peculiarity of this marina.
Many were destroyed or damaged during the Second World War.
Some are still visible today in all their ancient charm, due to the various architectural and decorative styles.
Among the most beautiful, we remember Villa Mellacqua, Villa La Meridiana and Villa Episcopo.
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