The new map will be available from June 28 at the information point of the courtyard of the Castle of Charles V. Printed in 5 thousand copies, will be delivered to about 100 accommodation facilities in the capital of Salento that they will be able to give it away to their guests.
LECCE – From June 28, 2022 will be available at the information point of the courtyard of the Castle Carlo V of Lecce “What to see in Lecce”, a new map created by Through the castle, a project to improve the largest fortified structure in Puglia, born of the collaboration between the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of the Provinces of Brindisi and Lecce and the associations of social promotion 34 ° Fuso and The Monuments People, in collaboration with What to see srl. Printed in 5 thousand copies, the map (in Italian and English) will be delivered to about 100 accommodation accommodations in the capital of Salento, invited to book and collect it, which can then be delivered to its guests. “What to see in Lecce” contains, in fact, a coupon that will entitle you to a two-euro discount for the guided tour of Pel Castell.
What to see in Lecce is an illustrated map to use during the discovery of the city but also to take home as a souvenir of the travel experience. It can also be downloaded online at cosavederealecce.com. In addition to representing a useful tool for the visitor to identify the main points of interest in the city, the map suggests some typical food and wine products to taste and the discovery of contemporary artists in the area from personal interests (music , theater, poetry, art). In the Italian version, a qrcode also gives access to a special audio story, thanks to which you can imagine the different environments of the route. Created in collaboration with the girls and boys of the Swapmuseum project, for the first time Emperor Charles V is welcomed and guided to discover “his” Castle. The emperor, who has never set foot in the fortress, thus becomes the symbolic visitor, embodying the many tourists who come to the city every day to discover the ancient castle and its history. The illustrations and graphic layout of the map have been created in collaboration with Cosaedere srl. Already active in the capital with What to See in Rome, it was born as an online guide to the cultural sites of the capital, and then structured as a cultural hub where themed tourist itineraries, treasure hunting activities, cultural events, projects formation and territorial. improvement takes shape. A model of cultural promotion that has the ambition to be repeated in other Italian cities. The realization and printing was possible thanks to the contribution of the Agency for the Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage and the support of Marullo Costruzioni, who for the second time wanted to support the activities of Through the Castle, proving to be ” culture builder “as well as a construction company committed to the restoration of the artistic and cultural heritage of the area.
Through the Castle is a project born with the aim of making the Castle Carlo V of Lecce, a place to share and meet, a reference for the whole community. Through a series of guided tours, the visitor is led to the most evocative places of the old manor house, in rooms restored and equipped with ad hoc multimedia systems, to discover the historical-artistic contents of our heritage. Thus, you can visit the basement, the prisons, the chapel of Santa Bàrbara, the Paper-Maché Museum, the Passeig de la Ronda. Guided tours of the Castle, lasting approximately one hour, are available every day, from Monday to Thursday (10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 16, 17 in English, 18) and from Friday to Sunday (10:30). , 11:30, 12:30 and 16, 17 in English, 18, 19 and 20). No reservation required. All you have to do is show up at least 10 minutes before your departure in the castle’s courtyard.
Built in the Middle Ages near the walls, the Castle underwent numerous reforms over the following centuries with interventions in the Federica, Angevina and Aragonesa ages. The building, which housed Maria d’Enghien and Giovanni Antonio Orsini del Balzo, was surrounded on all four sides by a deep moat. The current appearance is due to the interventions desired by Charles V in the first half of the 16th century and directed by the architect Gian Giacomo d’Acaya.
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