In the beautiful coastline of Santa Maria di Leuca, bathed by crystal clear waters, there are so-called Bagnarole.
Those structures are stone facilities built on the seaside, which served as a reserved place for the aristocratic ladies to take a bath.
Do you want to take a sneak peek into those “cabins”? Scroll down and enjoy!
A bath away from prying eyes in Leuca
In the Belle Epoque, every aristocratic family, owner of a villa, had its own bath environment in stone or wood.
The only ones still visible are the stone ones, a symbol of nobility (rounded, squared, or octagonal) that reproduced the style and colors of the villa to which it belonged.
Those “cabins” were used by the women of the Salento aristocracy to undress, to rest from the sun and to search for refreshment far from the curious looks of bathers.
Common people, in the meantime, usually used small natural landings on the coast or built tanks digging the rock close to the sea.
Do you know that the Bagnarole can be visited freely every day of the year?
All you need is to go to Santa Maria di Leuca and get an eyeful!
And if you want to know all the peculiarities of the beautiful Santa Maria di Leuca, click here to find out more!
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