Santa Maria di Leuca
Coastal front LA FENICE
Detached villa facing the sea, 50 meters, composed veranda with beautiful sea view, Trulli adjacent, three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom, for a floor area of approx 130. The land has a size of approximately 4000 square meters, ulivetato and enclosed by stone walls dry.
It lacks the heating system.
Santa Maria di Leuca is 130 km from the Salento (Brindisi) and 90 km from Lecce.
In the past it was administratively divided between the municipality of Gagliano, for the part where there is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, and the municipality of Cape Castrignano, for the part between the tip Ristola and Punta Meliso. The legal matter between the towns of Castrignano Cape and Gagliano del Capo, which ended after 83 years, has determined that Leuca lies entirely in the municipality of Cape Castrignano. More precisely, it means the area above the promontory of Leuca to Santa Maria on which there are the Basilica and the lighthouse (which with its height of 48.60 meters and its location at 102 meters above sea level is one of the most important in Italy), while the Marina di Leuca is located lower and is between tip Meliso east, at the foot of the promontory, and points west Ristola, extreme southern tip of Salento. A tip Meliso is placed, according to a nautical convention, the point of separation between the Adriatic coast (east) and the Ionian coast (west). In fact, the official boundary, as well as natural and historical, between the two seas is given by the Strait of Otranto, which is the narrow sea between the easternmost point of Italy (Punta Palascia) and Head Tab in Albania.
Since October 2006, the territory of Santa Maria di Leuca is part of the Costa Park Otranto — Santa Maria di Leuca and Tricase Forest, established by the Puglia Region in order to safeguard the east coast of Salento, rich in precious architectural monuments and important species of animals and plant. A famous legend has it that Santa Maria di Leuca (or maybe Porto Badisco) would be the first landing of Aeneas. He would later landed here St. Peter, who arrived from Palestine, began his work of evangelization, and then on to Rome. The passage of San Pietro is also celebrated by the Corinthian column of 1694 erected on the forecourt of the Basilica, recently restored. A staircase of 296 steps links the Basilica to the harbor below by framing the monumental waterfall Apulian Aqueduct that, finishing in Leuca, flows into the sea.
A Leuca is one of several Italian offices of the Air Force, who daily make weather forecasts.
Leuca is a popular tourist destination especially for the nineteenth-century villas, built according to different styles for the most part by Ruggeri and Rossi architects.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century there were to be precise 43 villas, many of which are now disused or appear changed considerably compared to the past.