Santa Maria di Leuca
Coastal SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA — SAN GREGORIO — PESCOLUS.
Independent detached villa on the seafront, 50 meters from the front veranda with beautiful sea view, consisting of three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom, for a covered area of about 130 square meters. In addition to a pajara (trullo) adjacent to the villa.
The land has a size of about 4000 sqm, olive grove and fenced in stone stone walls.
Possibility to create a pool with sea view for 40 square meters.
There is no heating system.
Santa Maria di Leuca is 130 km from Salento Airport (Brindisi) and 90 km from Lecce.
In the past it was administratively divided between the municipality of Gagliano del Capo, for the part where the Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae is located, and the municipality of Castrignano del Capo, for the part between the tip Ristola and Punta Meliso. The legal case between the municipalities of Castrignano del Capo and Gagliano del Capo, concluded after 83 years, has established that Leuca falls entirely in the municipality of Castrignano del Capo. More precisely, for Santa Maria di Leuca is the area above the promontory on which the Basilica and lighthouse are located (which with its height of 48.60 meters and its location at 102 meters above sea level is one of the most important Of Italy), while the Marina of Leuca is located lower and is between the tip Mèliso to the east, at the foot of the promontory, and tip Ristola to the west, the extreme southern fern of Salento. At the point Mèliso is placed, according to a nautical convention, the point of separation between the Adriatic coast (to the east) and the Ionian coast (to the west). In fact, the official boundary, besides being natural and historic, is located between the two seas in the Otranto Canal, that is, the seaside between the point most east of Italy (Punta Palascia) and Cape Linguetta in Albania.
Since October 2006 the territory of Santa Maria di Leuca is part of the Otranto Coast — Santa Maria di Leuca and Bosco di Tricase established by the Apulia Region in order to safeguard the eastern coast of Salento, rich in precious architectural goods and important animal species plant. A legend tells that Santa Maria di Leuca (or perhaps Porto Badisco) would be the first landing place of Aeneas. Then Saint Peter arrived here, who, coming from Palestine, began his work of evangelization, and then came to Rome. The passage of St. Peter is also celebrated by the corinthian column of 1694 erected on the square of the Basilica, recently restored. A staircase of 296 steps connects the Basilica to the underlying harbor, framing the monumental waterfall of the Pugliese Aqueduct, which ends at Leuca and flows into the sea.
Leuca is one of the various Italian military aeronautics offices, which daily carries out weather forecasts.
Leuca is a popular tourist destination especially for nineteenth-century villas, built according to various styles for the most part by Ruggeri and Rossi architects.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century there were 43 villas, many of which today are in disuse or appear profoundly transformed from the past.