San Vito dei Normanni, Province of Brindisi, Puglia, Italy
What to see
The town rose in the Middle Ages, probably around a tower fortified by the Normans to defend probably a community of Slavic people who had taken refuge in the area to escape from the Saracens invasions, with the name of San Vito degli Schiavoni. Its feudal lords were the Altavilla, Sambiase, Orsini Del Balzo and finally Dentice di Frasso. Finally after the unity of Italy in 1863 the name was changed to San Vito dei Normanni.