As mentioned before, Salento is the peninsula situated in the very South-East of Italy, and includes, geographically speaking the southern part of Apulia, with its provinces Brindisi, Taranto and Lecce. The name Salento, however, is usually associated to the province Lecce and used in this context. In the Middle Ages, Apulia was called Calabria, which is not to be mixed up with today’s Calabria (former Bruttium).

31.03.2005 / Translated from italian by Giorgia Guarini

Image taken from the book:
Grecia Salentina: Arte, Cultura e Territorio; Congedo Editore