The historic centre of Fasano was surrounded by walls and four towers, of which today only the tower of S. Francesco remains visible. Walking along the perimeter of the ancient walls you quickly reach Ciaia square, the beating heart of the city. This is overlooked by refined buildings and the Town Hall Palazzo Municipale, constructed upon the ground plan of a good part of the old castle, and the Clock Tower. From here you can set off along the two main streets of the city. There is Corso Garibaldi, where Palazzo Albano is to be found, a splendid example of a neoclassical ‘palace’ built by the Spanish Captain Mogavèro in 1693 and listed as of historical-cultural interest and there is Palazzo Colucci recognizable for its characteristic pompei red, typical of the Neapolitan villas of the 1700’s. In Corso Vittorio Emanuele, you can admire the Purgatorio Church with its monumental late baroque façade, the 18th century Palazzo Ciaia, also painted with the characteristic red paint from Naples and further along the Church of S. Antonio Abate.
Centro storico Fasano