In the wikipedia page dedicated to the ancient history of Gallipoli, (http: // it. Wikipedia. Org / wiki / Gallipoli), we read:
"....... To record a recovery of the house you have to get to 1714-15, when two landowners, Antonio and Francesco Coppola before Alemanno (called "kid") then, they leased the land to peasants. Tradition has it that in honor of the latter, Casal d'Gallipoli was called Villa Picciotti. ... ".
From then until the present day, the inhabitants of Gallipoli often refer to their country as the "Li Picciotti" and than "Aletini" Picciuttari like to be called and it is not uncommon to question their origin they love to answer "are de Li picciotti "
History, nature, gastronomy, handicrafts and, last but not least, the friendliness of them Picciuttari combine to make your stay unique in this delightful resort.
The ancient remains are attested from the necropolis Messapica with its tombs and artifacts displayed in the museum in part of Palazzo Tafuri, from the twelfth century church of Lizza and the most recent nineteenth-century country houses
The walks in the surrounding countryside will bring in contact with a territory ruled by olive trees and vines, interspersed with fragrant citrus groves, vegetable production and small blocks of almond trees, fig, prickly pear, carob, pears, plums, mulberries, loquats and so on. the whole bounded by the ubiquitous dry stone walls are often covered by hedges of myrtle (myrtle) and bramble; unlikely you will not be meeting with pastors who lead their flocks to pasture, and here and there you can see the typical "furnieddhri" (construction trulliformi, but not trulli) in rigorously dry stone.
As an alternative to the country and with a little 'attention, you can visit the amazing world of tufa caves of Daliano with its church dedicated to Our Lady of ...... quarrymen. Daliano is the district, on the border with the town of Gallipoli, where for centuries extracted the stone carparo first and exclusively used for the construction and now valued primarily as decorative stone trim and embellishments facades or particular buildings. Always been considered a place barren and dangerous due to the presence of cavities derived from the extraction of carparo hundred years, has recently been re-evaluated and placed as far as possible, in safety thanks to the passion of ordinary citizens who want to ...... devotion to Our Lady, do you want love for the carparo ...... ..
In the village and the surrounding area our guests can buy products of traditional craftsmanship (in local stone artifacts, stone carparo and the famous papier mache Lecce), fruits, vegetables, olive oil and wine produced directly by the families of the place, traditional quince Lecce, the inimitable and exquisite pasticciotto, typical local sweet cream, pasta and almond granita, as well as fine wines, oils, preserves and dairy products from prestigious local companies.
In the immediate surroundings the curious tourist: You can dive into the past and be enchanted admiring art sites brilliant expression of centuries of history, full of monuments (the famous medieval and Baroque churches and monuments, archaeological sites) that are valuable evidence of the ancient origins and history of thousands of years.
You will discover the fascinating secrets of the beauty of the coastline with beaches, coves and caves that are followed in a fairy tale scenery and varied, interspersed here and there by coastal lookout towers regularly distributed in memory of the ancient Saracen raids, in the midst of oleanders and prickly pears, while, below, the sea is everywhere an incredible blue. Here and there, tourists can stay in the various towns and villages along the coast where you will find fish and delicious freshly caught sea urchins and characteristic restaurants where "refresh".
Discover the unspoilt hinterland where, everywhere, dominating olive and vine that alternate with fields of tobacco, often in gardens enclosed by rows of prickly pears or stone walls and ancient farms sprouting in the open, where the earth smells of herbs of the Mediterranean.
Sometimes, between the olive trees with twisted trunks often as the backs of the "Furesi", the farmers who for centuries have worked the land by hand, hides the entrance to an old mill or a dolmen or menhirs.
Everywhere ... greeted by the natural friendliness and concern of the people Salentino