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    An ancient forest has now disappeared.
    The story of a community of Salento to tell.

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EXHIBITION GALLERIES

  • The area once occupied by the Belvedere Forest corresponds to the southernmost part of a vast endorheic region, where water does not flow directly into the sea...

  • In 1887 the historian Cosimo De Giorgi wrote: "... the Belvedere forest placed in the fertile plain of Supersano, a real microclimate area, with a good grow of...

  • This room is dedicated to the Palaeolithic period, the earliest period of human history. Paleolithic (2,000,000 -10,000 years ago) people live by hunting and gathering and transforms raw materials such as stone, bone and ivory into useful artefacts for the daily needs and for worship occurrences...

  • During the Neolithic period, going from the VI-IV millennium BC, man began to cultivate the land and raise animals, to polish the stone to shape ceramics, to build villages...

  • The room is dedicated to a small Byzantine village that archaeologists medievalists of the University of Salento, have investigated in localita' Scorpo, a few kilometres north of Supersano...

  • With the transition from the Byzantines to the Normans in the eleventh century for the control of the territory and the important resource represented by Bosco di Belvedere an embankment or motte is built, now known as Specchia Torriccella...

  • In the documents of the sixteenth century, Supersano is referred to as Earth, a town with a regular plan protected by walls and castle and in the center the parish church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel...

The Bosco di Belvedere

"It was this perhaps the largest and varied for arboreal essences forest in the Province, but now there are no more of shrubbery and coppice if not a few bushels to the north west towards Supersano; everything else is reduced to straddling scrubs or to land planted with figs, vines and cereals" (Giacomo Arditi, 1879)

Address

Piazza IV Novembre
73040 Supersano (Le)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
9.00 - 13.00 / 16.00 - 18.00
Saturday and Sunday
On Reservation

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Tel:
0833.632514
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