The Fleur-de-lis, the Ancient Masseria del Fano logo.
The waterway of the Canale dei Fani, although fed by underground water through a series of outcrops and small springs in the upper stretches, becomes perennial only starting from the spring situated under ?La Chiusa?.
The strongest flow in fact, comes out of a small cave.
At that point the flow rate is estimated to be around 100 liters per minute.
The maximum load capacity is attained about 100 metres south of the cave, where it reaches about 800 litres per minute.
In time past this watercourse reached the sea.
Old maps of the Land Register of the State-owned provincial assets reported it 6.58 km long. Today il Canale stops halfway.
The Canale dei Fani is very rich in vegetation. At the source one can admire monumental walnut trees while it is not uncommon to see wild orchids.
Further on, one can notice the presence of carob trees and very rare plants in the Salento such as Iris Unguicularis Poir (logo of the Masseria) and Vitex Agnus-Castus, while the ridges are covered by cyst garrigue, mastic and shrubs typical of the mediterranean ecosystem.