FASANO and its area
Fasano, as all the old little city of south Italy, is characterized by a cute old town where tiny streets follow each other, with wall by white plaster, small arches and little squares. In the old town you will be able to admire a really old “Torrione” that supevised the door of the old city, in one of the oldest square of the old town it possible to visit the Museum of "Casa alla Fasanese"
and spreaded in the town it i salso possible to visit different churcs, “La chiesa Matrice” is the main church of the city, from the XVII century, dedicated to San Giovanni Battista. The massive front recentely restaurated from the renaissance ages and a really charatteristic rose window. The chapels and the altar keep still some baroque details, paintings by artists from Venice and Naple and wood sculture. Outside the old town, in the main street of the city “Corso Vittorio Emanuele”, it is possible to admire the beautiful Church “del Purgatorio” built in 1669, with the altar made by polychrome marbles and particular stones from Naples, paintings from VII century and the crucifixin wood made in the end of XVI century. An other old access to the old town is the “Via del Balì” where you can admire a tombstone in memory of the citizens that died for defend Fasano from the Turkish invasion the 2nd of June 1678. Further from this other entrance of the old town it is possible to walk under the “Arco del Cavaliere” that permits to access to the “cortile del Palazzo Baliale”; here it is possible to admire one of the oldest building of the city that was restored in the 1800.
The main square is dedicated to the martyr and poet Ignazio Ciaia, from there it is possible to walk through the two principal streets of the city, where it is possible to admire extremely beautiful buildings made in the XVIII e XIV century.
Savelletri, one of the sea sides of Fasano, is at 6/7 Km. It is a small part of the city by the sea. It is one of the most famous and popular village of our region, with its characteristic little port and the special location by the cost, framed by the landscape with olive trees and cliffs that emphasize the beauty of all the area and the sand and stones beaches that hug each other till the clean and warm water of the sea.
From the main attraction of Savelletri there are the prestigious and historical “Masserie” (old farms, unique of their kind) built some centuries ago; an other main attraction of Savelletri is the historical city of Egnathia, one of the most interesting archaeological site of Puglia, whose history dates back till the XV century b.C.
Torre-Canne other part of Fasano on the sea side, 8 Km away from the center of Fasano. This area is really famous for itswhite sand beachs, with a long sandy shore right by the “Dune” typical flora of “Macchia Mediterranea” that became from 2006 a Natural Park “Parco Naturale e Regionale delle Dune Costiere da Torre-Canne a Torre-San Leonardo”.
It is known for the Spa and Wellness.
La Selva di Fasano is an other area of our city, 8 km away from the center.
Located at 420 meters above sea level (the highest point of Brindisi province).
It is on an hill area called “Murgia”, that is part of “Altopiano Pugliese”: it is named “Selva” that means “wood” for its apperance since it is still rich of a lot of nature.
All the hill is covered by a really rich, natural flora made by oaks, holms, pines, chestnuts, cypresses, firs, olives trees, fig trees, carob trees, and walnuts trees. Kept alive by a temperate and mild climate typical of our region. From Selva di Fasano it is possible to admire the inland of our region characterized by “Trulli and Caves”, that give a really wonderful landscape and perfect environment for relaxing and peaceful walks by the hill.
La Selva di Fasano harbors the famous wildlife park ZooSafari-Fasanolandia one of the most famous attraction of the area for children and families.