Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy. Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie.




you are here: Home Apulia Lecce and Salento Melendugno


Visit a locality browsing the menu on the left. In each Italy area you can then choose the best touristical structures we are proposing.

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail




Melendugno is an enchanting touristic resort situated on the Salento coast and boasts an important artistic heritage, for the presence of megalith buildings and dolmen (Placa and Gurgulante) of the Neolithic Ages. In the sea cavern called Poesia Piccola (small piece of poetry), instead, evidence traces of the Messapi civilization (an antique Italic population) and a series of Greek and Latin inscriptions. Of architectural interest is the old city centre, rich of houses with courtyards and underground mills ("tappiti"), to preserve the integrity and freshness of the olive oil production.

The centre also features a series of Trulli houses ("furnieddhi"), the Baron D'Amelji's palace, a star shape building that preserves wonderful halls with frescos, the Castle Petraroli ('400), the Norman Abbey of San Niceta, where the Basilian monks settled in the XII century, the Church di Maria SS. Dell'Assunta, built in '500 with Baroque details and a richly engraved wooden major altar.


This town web page has been visited 12,389 times.

Contact Basket

Click on the basket icon to create a list of structures you want to contact.



  • Art for A Year 2015

    November 7, 2014

    PRESENTING FLORENCE 2015 - Un anno ad arte [Art for a Year] Cristina Acidini Director General for the Historical, Artistic, Ethnic...

  • news archive

Choose language