In the famous Santa Maria di Leuca, the extreme edge of Puglia and in particular of Salento, there are still works dating back to the Fascist period such as the monumental waterfall in Santa Maria di Leuca.
This is the case of the monumental waterfall, an imposing work, completed in 1939; which boasts a length of over 250 meters and a height difference of approximately 120 meters, with a flow rate of 1,000 liters per second that ends directly in the sea.
The waterfall represents the final term of an even more sumptuous work, that of the Apulian Aqueduct; the largest drinking-water supply infrastructure in Europe, built during the first decades of the 20th century; consisting of a series of ‘trunks’ thus allowing the water supply to over 300 municipalities.
Monumental waterfall Santa Maria di Leuca
Set perfectly between the rock and the Mediterranean scrub, its staircase ends with the Roman column, installed by Benito Mussolini.
Squeezed between two vast flights of stairs that with their 300 steps allow visitors to admire the top; the work is lit only in particular periods which are concentrated above all in the hottest months of the year.
Opening of the Monumental Waterfall Santa Maria di Leuca Year 2021