Our territory is our history, our culture, our identity. Our territory is our bearings, our past, present and future. This is why we fight every day to protect it and give to it what it deserves.
Torre Specchia Grande is a Medieval coastal tower looking out the Adriatic sea from the countryside of the town of Corsano, almost at the heel of Italy’s boot.
Recently restored thanks to a project designed and supported by Corrado Russo, it is today a beautiful location for events, cooking classes, environmental
education and hikes on the ancient trails of the salt paths departing from the tower itself.
The tradition of making the salt out of sea water is old as human history. Romans and Greeks have been cultivating this culture for ages and nowadays, thanks to a project of Gaia, this tradition has come back to light.
After the unification of Italy, selling salt at the market became illegal and the salt smugglers had to hide and run from police. The stories of that time, together with the beauty of the restored trails have been translated in a book and a documentary produced by Gaia.
Medieval coastal tower
Miles of hiking paths
Guests in the last year