The conference will take place in various nearby locations in the vicinity of the historical centre of the city of Lecce.
The oral presentations will be at Studium 2000, a modern space in the University of Salento main campus.
The Olivetani monastery is a monastic complex in the city of Lecce. Its foundation dates back to the end of the 12th century by Tancredi d'Altavilla. It is currently the seat of the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Salento. The monastery, located near the municipal cemetery, next to the church of Saints Niccolò and Cataldo, was most likely built between 1171 and 1174 for the Order of Black Benedictines. In 1985 the building was entrusted to the University of Lecce, which restored it and made it a cultural centre. Of particular historical significance are the traces of frescoes depicting episodes of monastic life.
The castle of Acaya is located in Salento, 8 km southeast of Lecce. The castle stands in the place where the small medieval settlement of Segine once stood, owned by the dell'Acaya family, a center which in 1535 changed its name to Acaya, precisely from the name of the baronial family. The sixteenth-century fortress followed the dictates of the time in the field of modern fortification. It looks like a quadrilateral to which the bastions are grafted, low and robust in shape, suitable for defence/attack against firearms. During the recent restructuring of the Castle, the traces of a medieval building emerged from the north side of the ancient manor, which later turned out to be a small Byzantine church. During the restoration works, a fresco was also found inside a cavity. The castle is home to a permanent exhibition on the archaeological excavations of Roca Vecchia and other events throughout the year.