A Journey through Italy: one photo every day #125 - GALATONE [ENG/ITA]

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The Sanctuary of the Holy Crucifix of Mercy (Author's photo - All rights reserved)
Il Santuario Del Crocifisso della Pieta' (Immagine dell'autore - tutti i diritti sono riservati)

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Ciao a tutti,
questo è un viaggio attraverso l'Italia. Posterò una foto al giorno con una brevissima descrizione. Spero vi piaccia!

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Galatone è una piccola città nella provincia di Lecce, nella regione meridionale italiana della Puglia. Si trova appena nell'entroterra del Mar Ionio, tra vasti uliveti ed ex feudi.

Galatone fu un centro importante durante il Medioevo quando si parlava ancora la lingua greca e si celebravano riti bizantini.
Nato come colonia greca, il nome deriva da una famiglia ellenica. Presenta testimonianze dell'impero bizantino e della bizzarria barocca per cui la provincia di Lecce è conosciuta.

Ci sono molte interessanti attrazioni nel centro storico, che è circondato da una città moderna in espansione. La monumentale Porta di San Sebastiano è una delle tre porte d'accesso storiche che permettevano l'ingresso alla città attraverso le mura protettive, questa presenta un esuberante stile napoletano con una lunetta scolpita, l'emblema civico su di essa e una statua del guardiano del santo patrono della città, Sebastiano.

Galatone ospita importanti monumenti storici e architettonici legati al Medioevo; interessante monumento religioso a Galatone è il Santuario del Crocifisso della Pieta', chiesa barocca costruita tra il 1683 e il 1694 da artigiani di tutto il Salento. Vanta sculture elaborate, cappelle laterali decorate, un bellissimo organo e una cupola ottagonale costellata di nicchie ornate di statue.

Nel centro storico possiamo ammirare monumenti (soprattutto edifici religiosi) come la Chiesa Madre, il Castello di Fulcignano, la Cappella di San Pietro e il convento dei Domenicani.

Costruita nel 1591 su un edificio esistente, la Chiesa Madre di Galatone fu dedicata alla Vergine Assunta. Affiancato da un campanile, la facciata in pietra carparo è divisa in tre ordini, mentre nella zona centrale si apre il portale principale su cui svetta una lunetta. L'interno è a croce latina, quattro cappelle per lato, altari dipinti da Donato Antonio D'Orlando e una copia settecentesca del Martirio di San Sebastiano, mentre sull'altare maggiore trionfa un Cristo in legno del XVII secolo.

Il Castello di Fulcignano, costruito tra il XII e il XIV secolo dai Normanni, si trova nella periferia meridionale della città e apparteneva all'antico borgo di Fulcignano, abbandonato nel XV secolo.
Ciò che rimane è la cinta quadrilatera fortificata con mura in pietra calcarenitica alte circa 8 m e spesse 2,60 m.

Celebrazioni religiose, feste e altre celebrazioni si svolgono durante tutto l'anno a Galatone.
Inoltre celebra il carnevale con sfilate, gare di maschere e carri allegorici.

Da vedere: Il Centro Storico, il Santuario del Crocifisso della Pietà, la Porta di San Sebastiano, la Chiesa Madre, il Castello di Fulcignano, la Cappella di San Pietro, il convento dei Domenicani, il Chiesa della Madonna delle Grazie, Chiesa dell'Annunziata, la Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, il Palazzo del Marchese, la Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, Insediamento rupestre di Tabelle, la Chiesa di San Sebastiano e San Rocco.



Hello everyone,
I began a Photo Journey through Italy. I will post one photo every day with a little note of explanation. I hope you like it!

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Galatone is a small town in the province of Lecce, in the southern Italian region of Puglia. It sits just inland from the Ionian Sea amidst vast olive groves and former feudal estates.

Galatone was an important centre during the Middle Ages when Greek language was still spoken and byzantine rites were celebrated.
Established as a Greek colony, the name derives from a Greek family. It has marks of the Byzantine empire and Baroque flashiness that the province of Lecce is known for.

There are some pretty sights in the historic center, which is surrounded by an expanding modern town. The monumental Porta di San Sebastiano is one of three historic gateways that allowed access into the city through the protective walls, this one in exuberant Neapolitan style boasting a carved lunette, the civic emblem emblazoned on it, and a guardian statue of the city's patron saint, Sebastian.

Galatone houses important historical and architectural monuments related to the Middle Ages; interesting monument in Galatone is the Sanctuary of the Holy Crucifix of Mercy, baroque church built from 1683 to 1694 by craftsmen from around the Salento. It boasts elaborate carvings, decorated side chapels, a beautiful organ, and an octagonal cupola studded with niches that are adorned with statues.

In the historical center we can admire monuments (mostly religious buildings) as the Mother Church, the Fulcignano Castle, the Chapel of San Peter and the convent of the Dominicans.

Built in 1591 on an existing building, the Mother Church in Galatone was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Flanked by a bell tower, the facade made of carparo stone is divided into three orders, while in the central area opens the main portal on which stands a lunette. The interior has a Latin cross shape, four chapels on each side, altars painted by Donato Antonio D'Orlando and an eighteenth-century copy of the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, while on the main altar triumphs a seventeenth-century wooden Christ.

The Fulcignano Castle, built between the XII and XIV century by the Normans, is located on the southern outskirts of the town and belonged to the ancient village of Fulcignano, abandoned in the XV century. Now only remains the quadrilateral fortified walls made of limestone and about 8 metres high and 2,60 metres thick.

Religious celebrations, festivals and other celebrations take place throughout the year in Galatone. It also celebrates Carnival with parades, competitions of masks and floats.

Thing to see: The Historic Centre, the Sanctuary of the Holy Crucifix of Mercy, the Porta di San Sebastiano, the Mother Church, the Fulcignano Castle, the Chapel of San Peter, the convent of the Dominicans, the Church of Our Lady of Graces, the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Marquis Palace, the Church of Saint John Baptist, the Rocky Village of Tabelle, the Church of Saints Sebastian and Rocco.

Tipo di foto / CategoryPaesaggio / Landscape view
Esposizione / Settings1/320 sec, ISO 200, f/10
CameraNikon D5000
Lente / LensTamron SP 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD
Filtro / FilterPolarizzatore Hoya / Hoya Polarizing filter
Cavalletto / TripodManfrotto MKC3-P01
Località / LocationGalatone (Lecce), Italia
SoftwarePhotoshop

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The Porta of San Sebastiano (Author's photo - All rights reserved)
La Porta di San Sebastiano (Immagine dell'autore - tutti i diritti sono riservati)


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