Just a stone's throw away from La Fiermontina Luxury Home, visit the Mura Urbiche, an ancient stretch of wall dating from the 16th century. Commissioned by Emperor Charles V to the military architect Gian Giacomo dell'Acaya, it was defensive in purpose, designed to stave off Turkish invasions in the land of Otranto.
When visiting the site, an aerial path takes you along the walkways and ramparts five and a half metres high, allowing you to see the moat and the wider site which contains excavations made by Unisalento archaeologists. You can also explore underground passages inside the Bastione San Francesco, where multimedia displays help you learn more about the site’s history.
The exhibition space in the Mura Urbiche is currently home to ‘Capitalist Realism, Banksy: Art in the Absence of utopias’, a selection of works and documents from the collection of SAM | Museum of Arts and Urban Expressions of Narni in Umbria. These works explore themes that are common in the work of Banksy, an iconic British artist known for his transgressive socio-political works that problematise the complex reality of our times.
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