This town is one of the nine communities that make up “Greek Salento”, an area whose inhabitants, descendents of Greek immigrants, speak a neo-Greek dialect called “Griko”. Here you’ll find the Crypt of Santa Cristina, whose walls are adorned with the oldest Byzantine frescoes in Salento. Wandering amongst the narrow streets of the town you’ll also come across a historic olive oil mill and, in the old Jewish quarter, a synagogue. Although later converted into a private house, it can still be visited upon request.
On leaving the town you can easily walk or bike to explore the surrounding area, where enchanting olive groves wait, sprinkled with typical neviere (ancient stone “refrigerators” designed to conserve ice and snow) and pagghiare (stone shelters for the peasants who worked in the fields).