Today it is part of our own culture as Italians, probably in some cases even unconsciously.
But who does not know the columns of classical Greece? Who does not distinguish between the three architectural orders knowing how to distinguish between the simplest and most measured and those that are gradually more complex? Who has never had a visual experience of the vegetable decorative elements present on the capitals of the columns? Greek architecture was the workshop from which the taste of those with Hellenic influences came to life. He proposed colonnades, pillars, architraves, cornices, friezes, balustrades in Leccese stone. He also proposed balconies and balustrades in Lecce stone, with their rhythmic and elegant succession of supporting elements such as columns or small columns.
The stone balustrade in Lecce stone, like many other architectural elements of classical origin, has been the same for centuries. It has varied in size, number of supporting columns, shades of color and type of stone used, but has always remained the same. He has never given up on the elegance and measure typical of his origins.