Celebrated by Virgilio and Orazio for its mild climate, Leporano literally lies on a low rise between luxuriant plains overlooking the Ionian Sea. Torre Saturo is the tower overlooking the promontory of Marina di Leporano, which was built over one of the Spanish sighting towers of the end of the XVI century and takes its name from the remains of the first Greek colony on this coast, “Satyrion”. On the top of the hill, the remains of a big building can still be seen, where finds dating back to the VII and VI centuries b.C. have been found, while the remains of a III-IV century Roman villa have been found in a clearing close to the sea.
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