It is also known as the “City of the Messapians” and “Primitivo”. Manduria is located in northern part of Salento, at the same distance from Taranto, Lecce and Brindisi. Because of this, it comes the city motto “Salento has a Heart”.
Founded by the Messapians, still bears witness to its historical past, including the megalithic walls, surrounded by the remains of the moat that surrounded the city, and the necropolis.
Among the main monuments in this area, there are the main church (Chiesa Madre), the Jewish ghetto, the clock tower, palaces with a noble appearance built in various eras and parts of the ancient Messapian walls.