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Il Castello di Acaya

Il Castello di Acaya

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Location: Vernole, Lecce, Apulia, Italy

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  • Gianluca Orlando

    The Castle of Acaya was built to protect the fortified citadel by Gian Giacomo dell'Acaya, trusted architect of Charles V, who had been entrusted with the strengthening of the defensive walls of Lecce and its castle. He did the same here, between 1521 and 1535, transforming the small agricultural village into a typically Renaissance fortress.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • The Castle is built where once stood the small medieval settlement Segine, a center that in 1535 took the name of Acaya from the baronial family owned.

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    • November 17, 2020

  • The Castle is beautiful. The Borgo is very clean and tidy.

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    • June 8, 2021

  • if you cross the village and take the long country road that between fields in bloom and olive trees leads to San Cataldo and the wwf oasis of Cesine

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    • May 10, 2021

  • Impressive old castle

    • August 11, 2021

  • Posted in Salento Fortifications collection komoot.it/collection/1396951/-salento-fortificazioni - Acaya fortified city of the sixteenth century, a rare survivor of its kind in southern Italy. Ideal starting point to immerse yourself in the history of this part of the south-east of Salento.

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    • June 29, 2022

  • Beautiful medieval village still surrounded by walls

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    • November 23, 2022

  • beautiful medieval village still intact within its walls

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    • December 9, 2022

  • beautiful medieval door still perfectly intact.

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    • December 9, 2022

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Location: Vernole, Lecce, Apulia, Italy

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