Salento – Countryside in August

This is a very limited collection of landscapes that Salento’s countryside offers when you cross its wonderful fields.

on the road to Acaya

on the road to Acaya

on the road to Acaya

on the road to Acaya

The landscapes are so varied that it wouldn’t be impossible to represent here all of its beauties.

olive tree fields nearby Acaya

olive tree fields nearby Acaya

I will skip on the uncountable animals killed every year in this streets because I have decided to focus only on the good sides but unfortunately it is a sad reality you need to expect when coming down here.

In the fields you can find odd constructions made of stones that are called “pagghiare”

an ancient

an ancient “pagghiara” integrated in a modern wall, nearby Castrí

They were used to store the farmers tools and as a shelter in case of bad weather conditions.

in front of the Alimini lakes

in front of the Alimini lakes

Alimini lakes

Alimini lakes

Maglie

Maglie

Cutrofiano

Cutrofiano

San Foca

San Foca

Mandarin orange tree, growing for this winter, Cavallino

Mandarin orange tree, growing for this winter, Cavallino

Sunset on Alimini lakes

Sunset on Alimini lakes

nearby Cutrofiano

nearby Cutrofiano

nearby Castrí

nearby Castrí

You can also buy fresh products directly by the farmer

nearby Castrí, you can also by fresh products directly by  the farmer

nearby Castrí

or meet very peculiar constructions in the middle of nowhere

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