Below is a press release issued by the organizers:
Through the castle, an improvement project for the Carlo V Castle in Lecce is growing, created by the collaboration between the Archaeological, Visual Arts and Landscape Supervision of the Provinces of Brindisi and Lecce and the social promotion associations 34 ° Fuso and The Monuments People, proposing new activities and measures.
The ten pop illustrations of the map “What to See in Lecce”, indicating the main attractions of the capital of Salento, recommended by Through the Castle and created in collaboration with Cosa See srl, become postcards, prints and bookmarks available in the corner set upstairs in the Liberrima library in the Corte dei Cicala in Lecce. Gadgets to take home as a souvenir of the travel experience and the city visit, unique and in line with the new trends in modern graphic design, which gives a new image of the city’s tourist-cultural attractions by offering functional and captivating objects.
The route of the map, created in Italian and English with the support of Marullo Costruzioni and the Agency for Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage, distributed in a few weeks and already delivered to over 100 accommodation facilities, is now also transformed into a new “What to See Tour in Lecce” available every day by reservation at 11:30 and 18:30 (info and reservations 3278773894 – email@example.com) From the castle, the participants will be led by the guides from The Monuments people to discover the millennial history of Lecce through the main monuments and its squares. Piazza Sant’Oronzo, with its transversal overview of the city’s history (from the excavation of the Roman amphitheater to the surviving testimonies of the Renaissance, from the column of Sant’Oronzo to the Fascist alleys that connect the three ancient access gates to the city. It will therefore be possible to be surprised by the decorative explosion of the Lecce Baroque in the facade of the Basilica of Santa Croce and, passing the Church of Sant’Irene, look out to the specta cular Piazza Duomo with the cathedral and bell tower, the Episcopio and the Seminary. The Castromediano Museum, the oldest in Puglia, closes the itinerary. Another news is to join the FAI circuit, which will allow members and members of the Italian Environmental Foundation to participate in the guided tour of Through the Castle at the reduced price of 6 euros (full price 8 euros).
Through the castle is a project that was born with the aim of making the Carlo V Castle in Lecce, a place of sharing and meeting, a point of reference for the whole community. Through a series of guided tours, the visitor is taken to the most evocative places of the old manor, in rooms that have been restored and equipped with ad hoc multimedia systems, to discover the historical-artistic content of our heritage. It will thus be possible to visit and prisons, the Chapel of Santa Barbara, the Papier-mâché Museum, the Walkway of Ronda. Through the castle, guided tours lasting approximately one hour are available every day, from Monday to Thursday (10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 16:00, 17:00 in English, 18:00) and Friday to Sunday (10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 16, 17 in English, 18, 19 and 20). No reservation is required. You just have to show up at least 10 minutes before the departure time in the Palace’s parade ground.
Built in the Middle Ages close to the city walls, the castle underwent numerous renovations over the following centuries with interventions in the Frederick, Angevin and Aragonese 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 requested by Charles V in the first half of the sixteenth century and carried out by the architect Gian Giacomo d’Acaya.
The cost of the full guided tour – 8 euros
Reduced FAI members – 6 euros
Reduced under 18 (8-17 years) and residents of Lecce – 4 euros
Children (0-7 years) – free
Family (two adults + two under 18) – 20 euros
Organized groups (minimum 10 px) – 6 euros
Info and reservations
3278773894 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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