About Salento [best photos]
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This group includes only the best photos taken in Salento (Lecce, Brindisi, Taranto provinces in Southern Italy).
We accept only landscapes (both physical and cultural) which directly refer to Salento.
We strongly recommend that photos submitted have gained at least 2 favs or 5 comments. Admins, however, have the right to remove photos which won't respect the rules.
Any photographic technique is welcome, though we suggest to provide as much information as you can.
Please insert 'salento' tag to any photo you publish and, possibly, also geotag and place where the shot has been made, thanks.
Salento (Salentu in local dialect) is the south-eastern extremity of the Apulia region of Italy. It is a sub-peninsula of the main Italian peninsula, sometimes described as the "heel" of the Italian "boot". It encompasses the entire administrative area of the province of Lecce, large part of the administrative area of Brindisi and part of that of Taranto. The peninsula is also known as Terra d'Otranto, and in ancient times was called variously Messapia, Calabria, and Salentina.
Salento peninsula is a rock of limestone dividing the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea. Known also as "peninsula salentina," from a geo-morphologic point of view it encompasses the land borders between Ionian sea and the Adriatic sea to the “messapic threshold”, a depression that runs along the Taranto-Ostuni line and separates it from the Murge.
Salento, from a cultural and linguistic point of view, does not include the city of Taranto (where the tarantino dialect is spoken), nor the rest of Taranto province to the west of the city (where pugliese -apulian is the dialect generally spoken), nor the rest of the province of Brindisi to north of Ostuni (where the accent is influenced by the dialect of Bari). Beside these borders, the language can be defined generally as “pugliese” (apulian), pertaining to “the southern” tipology. To the south and east, the Griko and Salentin dialect are spoken, pertaining to the “extreme” southern tipology and more similar to the Sicilian or Calabrian languages (source: Wikipedia English).
* Lecce - only photos of Lecce, Barocco and contradictions
* Salento Ambiente - environmental photojournalism
* Gallipoli - the Jonian pearl
* Soleto - an ancient village of greek origin
* Gnokke nel Salento - just for fun, girls taken in Salento
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