Acaya and Gian Giacomo

In all of the Salento area, Acaya is the only village that has preservedits original appearance of the ‘idealfortified town’, as built by the military architect Gian Giacomo dell’Acaya in 1535. This architectwas appointed as Royal Military Engineer of the Kingdom of Naples. Gian Giacomo designed a meticulousurban layout made up of perpendicular streets and a castle protecting the houses.

Gate and City Walls, Castle (entrance fee), Piazza Gian Giacomo and Santa Maria ad Nives Church

Duration: 2 hours

Tip: you can add the Visit to Park Rauccio for a full day itinerary