SOLETO, a village of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Lecce, from which it is n m. S. by rail, situated 299 ft. above sealevel. Pop. (i 901) , 3349. The Romanesque church of S. Stefano contains Byzantine frescoes of the 14th century similar to those in the subterranean chapel of the Santi Stefani at Vaste, south of Otranto, and others showing the formation of an independent style. The fine, richly decorated campanile adjoining the former cathedral was erected in 1397.
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