Visit Italy: let's start from SOUTH with Baroque art and a unique sea


The baroque style consists of a cultural movement of artistic forms. Even architecture has had its baroque period.
When we speak of Italian Baroque we mean - speaking in general - of a type of decoration that is very rich, charged, sumptuous, elaborate and imaginative.
If you decide to go in Salento booking a hotel by the sea could be awesome, but do not just live the beautiful sea of Southern Italy, but go and visit the cities and you will be "dumbfounded" (as they say in Italy): amazed and amazed.

Here are some places where you can admire ITALIAN BAROQUE ART:

  1. Lecce, and its "Lecce Baroque", an artistic and architectural form developed between the end of the sixteenth century and the first half of the eighteenth century. You can recognize it by looking at its gaudy decorations that characterize the cladding of the buildings.
    Mark the following destinations on the tourist guide:
    - the Basilica of Santa Croce, the church of Sant'Irene, the Duomo and the bell tower.
    - In the beautiful square of the city, Piazza Sant'Oronzo. Until the first half of the 20th century, the appearance of the square was different. Now you can see the remains of the Amphitheater of Lecce, the maximum theatrical building preserved in Puglia.

  2. Otranto, the baroque labyrinth. Walk through the narrow streets of the city like a maze. The streets take you to discover the historic center. You can enter local craft stores and bring home a handmade item and not just a souvenir. For example: pugliese leather sandals and Puglia ceramics. The ancient village is enclosed by walls that testify how the inhabitants of this land have always had to defend themselves.
    One with the city walls is the Castle of Otranto. This castle is actually a fortress because the city for its geographical location was always besieged. Today it is more "modern" with the lodges for firearms, but originally, or in its initial configuration of the late '400, it appeared in the shape of a quadrilateral with the tops of the circular towers.

  3. Bari and the Baroque paintings. The city has very ancient origins. You will see it everywhere. In the heart of the old city stands the Basilica of San Nicola. The building is in the Apulian Romanesque style. Built in the late 1200s to preserve the relics of St. Nicholas in the following centuries, attempts were made to erase the traces of this style. But the baroque is visible inside and in the marbles, also a bell tower and you will see that it is half Romanesque and half baroque. The seven paintings on the marble altars are in Baroque style.
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