A Journey through Italy: one photo every day #144 - PALMARIGGI [ENG/ITA]

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The Aragonese Castle (Author's photo - All rights reserved)
Il Castello Aragonese (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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Palmariggi è un piccolo villaggio in provincia di Lecce, nella regione italiana meridionale della Puglia. Si trova nel Salento centro-orientale, nel cuore della Serra di Montevergine, circondato da pinete e macchia mediterranea.

Le sue origini sono molto antiche; infatti, la scoperta di un monumento megalitico come il menhir sulla collina di Montevergine, dimostra la presenza umana in tempi molto antichi. I primi documenti storici risalgono al XIII secolo, quindi sussistono solo alcune ipotesi sulla nascita del primo centro urbano.
Originariamente era l'avamposto difensivo della città di Otranto poiché è abbastanza vicino ad esso.

L'età feudale, nel Salento, iniziò con l'arrivo dei Normanni ma per quanto riguarda questo piccolo centro le prime notizie certe riguardano il periodo angioino quando il feudo fu dato a Giovanni Garzia De Lombier da parte di Carlo I. Nell’arco dei secoli, Palmariggi conobbe svariati signori, come i Santo Blasio, i Mattei ed i Varvassi. Gli ultimi feudatari furono i Ventura, che governarono fino al 1806, l'anno della soppressione della feudalità.

Il suo centro storico offre splendidi edifici, come la Chiesa Madre di San Luca, Palazzo Vernazza, Palazzo Bitonti, la Torre dell'Orologio e il Castello Aragonese.
L'antico castello aragonese è costituito da due enormi torri. L'imponente struttura fu costruita nel XV secolo per difendere il centro dalle frequenti incursioni barbariche e saracene.

Ci sono pochi edifici religiosi. La Cappella della Madonna di Costantinopoli è piccola. Le Chiese di San Luca e di Santa Maria della Palma risalgono al XVIII secolo, ed entrambe hanno una sobria facciata che rispecchia la semplicità delle decorazioni interne.

Ma è fuori dall’abitato che si tramanda la storia che ancora oggi è motivo di pellegrinaggi: qui sorge, sull’altura di Montevergine, un santuario che, narra la tradizione, fu fatto edificare da un pastorello in onore della Madonna che gli apparve e gli indicò il punto dove avrebbe trovato la cripta bizantina. Da qui, ancora oggi, partono i primi passi della Via Crucis che si affaccia sulle splendide distese di ulivi e giunge fino al mare.

Cosa vedere: il centro storico, il Castello Aragonese, la Cappella della Madonna di Costantinopoli, il Santuario della Madonna di Montevergine, la Chiesa Madre di San Luca, la Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Palme , Palazzo Vernazza, Palazzo Bitonti, la Torre dell'Orologio.



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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Palmariggi is a small village in the province of Lecce, in the southern Italian region of Puglia. It is located in central-eastern Salento, at the heart of the Serra di Montevergine, surrounded by pinewoods and Mediterranean scrub.

Its origins are very ancient; in fact, the discovery of a megalithic monument as the menhir on the hill of Montevergine, proves the human presence in very ancient times. The first historical documents date back to the XIII century, so we have just some hypotheses about the rise of the first urban centre.
Originally it was the defensive outpost of the City of Otranto since it is pretty near to it.

The feudal age, in the Salento, started with the arrival of the Normans but as far as this small centre is concerned the first certain news are about the Angevin time when the feud was given to Giovanni Garzia De Lombier from Charles I. Later Palmariggi was governed by some noble men as the Santo Blasios, the Matteis and the Varvassis. The last vassals were the Venturas, who governed until 1806 when the feudal system was suppressed.

Its historic centre offers beautiful buildings, such as the Mother Church of St. Luke, Palazzo Vernazza, Palazzo Bitonti, the Clock tower and the Aragonese Castle.
The ancient Aragonese Castle consists of two enormous towers. The imposing structure was built in the XV century to defend the centre from the frequent barbaric and Saracen raids.

There are few religious buildings. The Chapel of the Lady of Constantinople is small . The Churches of St. Luke and of St Maria of the Palm date back to the XVIII century, and both have a sober facade that mirrors the simplicity of the interior decorations.

Outside the village there is a place that is still the destination of many pilgrims. On the hill of Montevergine, there is a Shrine that, according to local tradition, was built by a young shepherd to worship Our Lady, who appeared to him and told him where to find the ancient Byzantine crypt. Here is where the Via Crucis starts, to continue along the olive trees to the sea.

Thing to see: the Historical centre, the Aragonese Castle, the Chapel of the Lady of Constantinople, the Sanctuary of the Lady of Montevergine, the Mother Church of St. Luke, the Church of St Maria of the Palm, Palazzo Vernazza, Palazzo Bitonti, the Clock Tower.

Tipo di foto / CategoryPaesaggio / Landscape view
Esposizione / Settings1/250 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 / LocationPalmariggi (Lecce), Italia
SoftwarePhotoshop

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Alleyway in the historical centre (Author's photo - All rights reserved)
Vicolo nel centro storico (Immagine dell'autore - tutti i diritti sono riservati)


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Its really a beautiful pictures, the photo of the Aragonese Castle looks awesome.

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Thanks.

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amazing!!

Loved the infrastructure. Good work @miti

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That's kind of you. I do my best.

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That is sweet, Good luck @miti

Awesome photography. You told it is a castle, but it looks like a fort. Great pic and great post. By Watching your post I feel like, I am also traveling with you. Thanks for this post.

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You are welcome @chuimui!

Amazing place and photo

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;-)

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That’s a very cool alleyway entrance.

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Yeah, I agree with you!

Great photography dear. I wish your every success.

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