Corigliano d’Otranto: A Corner of Greece in Italy
- Discover Corigliano, a small Salento town rich in history
- Explore the Castello de Monti, the most beautiful monument of 16th century military and feudal architecture
- Visit the historic center and noble palaces
Next, you will observe the clock tower and the ancient portal known as Arco Lucchetti. The portal was built in 1497 using three monolithic Lecce stones, that are well-preserved and form the lintel and two pillars in the lower half. The rich decoration of the portal stretches across the front and inside of the arches.
Discover the symbol of Corigliano, the De Monti castle, the most beautiful monument of military and feudal architecture, built at beginning of the 16th century. The castle has a medieval origin, yet was radically restructured and enlarged between 1514 and 1519. Entirely surrounded by a moat, the castle boasts four circular towers at each corner, once used to defend against gunboats. Admire the statues and read the accompanying commemorative inscriptions that were added to the castle by Duke Francesco Trane in 1667.
- Licensed tour guide
- Castle ticket entry
- Tasting, lunch or dinner
- Transportation or pick-up