A SMALL CRADLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT CINEMAAt about fifty kilometers from Lecce, lies the town of Tricase. The city overlooks the Adriatic Sea and its coast during the summer season offers clear water and pristine nature making this area one of the best in Salento. Tricase is an ancient city, and in year 1200 many landowners werefighting to have their hands over these wonderful lands kissed by the sun. The last feudal lords were the Gallone Princes, an important family of Terra D'Otranto, who found residence in Tricase and stayed there for a very long time. Very famous is the castle of the family, which is none other than the Prince's Gallone Palace, beautiful building and cultural center of the city, home of the Salento International Film Festival.Because of its ancient origins, tricase offers a lot to those who want to visit it. There is not only the sea to entertain tourists from all over the world: we recommend a visit to the CHIESA MADRE (The main Church) dating from the sixteenth century, or the Dominican convent facing the square.Tricase has two small town into its council: Depressa and Lucugnano; two beaches: port of Tricase and marina Serra; three districts: Caprarica, Tutino and St. Euphemia. You can just walk through the streets of these places to realize the beauty of the area.