Author: Americano Nel Salento

Sacred Shrines : Edicole Sacre of Lecce

What are the origins of these peculiar architectural features? In Italy, these are commonly referred to as edicole (plural),  [edicola, (singular)] a term derived from the Latin word aedicula, indicating a small form of temple (aedes) which, in Roman times, was commonly employed to house a saint or divinity…