Stones of history and saltiness

Are you tired of the usual summer tourist proposals that have the only “sea” appeal and its resources? Good! has a proposal in store for you: “Stones of history and … saltiness”. Di Leuca you have heard about at least a hundred times, I guess, but, let’s go with order … A few km from the Cape there is a small country Patù that (alas, not everyone knows!) Hides a piece of history dating back to the IX- X century even! You will say :, but what is it? Well, just outside the inhabited area there is an area called Campo Re. It is said that in this place a battle took place between the Christian army and the Moors, in which General Geminiano (or Seminiano) lost his life. And just to keep his remains, it seems, has been erected a monument called Centopietre, which can be admired, in fact, in Campo Re. In front of this impressive hypogeum made of large blocks of stone is located the Church of St. John the Baptist, also erected to commemorate the aforementioned battle that took place on the day of the feast of St. John (even if you do not know the year). Think about it, the last restoration of the church dates back to 1905, but in 1989 inside tombs dating back to the IV-V century were discovered! After these “pills” of history, however, we take a nice tufa in the sea, what do you think? So why not reach the nearby Leuca? We also opt for an ad hoc beach, perhaps on the Costa di Levante: it will suffice to double the Meliso and here we will open a wonderful scenery made of light and color effects, the effect of the sun on the waves, and a very striking stretch of coastline , rich in large and small inlets that seem to be lost along the horizon. Finally, if the forces still allow it, why not take the long flight from the Marina di Leuca up to the Sanctuary De Finibus Terrae? The legend wants, in fact, that going there at least once in life would be like “booking a ticket” for the Paradise.