Savelletri di Fasano
Savelletri di Fasano is simply a triumph of nature, with its immense amount of olive and carob trees, dotted with the pink of almond tree flowers. The surrounding hills were once covered in holm oaks and Mediterranean scrubland, but today have been transformed into splendid manor farms with their typical stone constructions (trulli); a rich decoration to a warm-hearted land. The rocky cliff coastline of Savelletri is lined intermittently with resplendent sand dunes, delightful little coves and bays of fine sand and crystal clear water. The history of Savelletri is much the same as all the towns and villages in this part of Puglia, marked by a history of invasion, domination and the passing of armies that forced the population to flee and find safety inland. They settled in places where nature had created the so-called “lame” (wide furrows or depression caused by water erosion in the limestone rock). Savelletri di Fasano is also a land of many legends, such as the story of the farmers in the village of Pozzo Faceto, who, while digging a well, came across a stone with the image of the Virgin Mary on it. Since this discovery, the Madonna of Pozzo Faceto has been the protector of this village where history, culture and the sea live in harmony.