Leg 40 - From Torchiarolo to Lecce

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Total length
22.7 km

Leaving Torchiarolo and heading south along the cemetery, you’ll go past the Squinzano-Casalabate provincial road and, passing the Masseria Patricelli farm on a dirt road, you’ll reach the Masseria Alcaini farm.

From here, after passing through an olive grove, you can admire the extraordinary Abbey of Santa Maria delle Cerrate, a medieval monument that is home to a series of frescoes with references to the pilgrimage. From here, you reach a wind farm followed by the town of Surbo, which you leave along the cycle path. You’ll then go past a shopping centre. You enter Lecce in the area of the Olivetan Monastery, where you’ll find the 11th century church of Santi Niccolò e Cataldo. This leg of the journey ends in Piazza Sant’Oronzo, characterised by a column featuring the statue of the Saint and a Roman amphitheatre.