Manduria, home of the Messapi and Land of Primitivo, is rich in testimonies of its glorious past. The town is surrounded by a circle of walls and a moat, dating back to several centuries before the birth of Christ. The Archaeological Park, with its huge megalithic walls and the countless tombs in its necropolis, along with the Plinian Spring, a surreal place carved into the rock with mystical and enchanting features that the town has chosen as the symbol of its coat of arms, are of great importance. The Plinian Spring is a cave inside which there is a well of spring water. The level of the water has remained the same for centuries, despite being drawn off endlessly. This place attracted the attention of Pliny the Elder, after whom it is named, who mentions it in his most important work: “De Rerum Natura”. According to legend, the Plinian Spring, commonly known as ” Lu Scegnu”, is said to have been the home of a hen that laid golden eggs and lived under the protection of a doe.