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LECCE BARI

This City of Puglia, main town of the Province, can be found in the Salentina Peninsula. Situated 12 km from the Adriatic Coast and 25 km from the Ionic coast, Lecce is founded in the centre of a fertile plain, whose grounds are covered by limestone marly, widely used in the local building (the Ground of Lecce or Pietra Leccese (stone)).
In the City streets and its “courtyards, there’s a grace and original elegance, and in particular they have their lineal ascendants far away from the decorative Roman-Pugliese tradition, although connecting to Baroque of the Roman kind...

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This is a City and port of Puglia, on the lower Adriatic. Bari which can be divided into two parts: the Old City and the New City, extends along the banks of the sea for around 7km, following the course of magnificent seashore.
The Old Part, constructed on the peninsula between the New and the Old Ports, is dominated by the beautiful Roman Cathedral of San Sabino (11th Century; rebuilt in the 12th and 13th and readjusted during the 18th Century) and by the mighty and imposing Norman Castle. Other decorated monuments from the Roman-Pugliese architecture are the Cathedral of San Nicola...

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TARANTO  

Taranto, in ancient times, one of the most rich and important centres of Greater Greece, was constructed on the extreme eastern side of the Istmo, which was joined to the Peninsula Salentina continent, on the coastal road called the Mare Grande (Big Sea) and an ample lagoon called Mare Piccolo (Small Sea) (it is for this reason that Taranto is noted as “the City with Two Seas”).
The Old City is located in the centre, on an island between two canals, where once upon a time there was an old acropolis, characterized by tortuous, narrow roads on which sit the oldest monuments of the City...

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