Visitors are fascinated by the peculiar sounds of the local dialect, here, like in the other villages of the Salento Greece, people still speak the hellenophone dialect called Griko. The origins of this village root back in a legend: Zollino is said to have been founded by the inhabitants of the old farmhouse of Apigliano who had to leave their homes infested by vipers. The traces of the ancient past are still visible in the area, as shown by the menhir near the Station, as well as the so called “pozzelle”, old basins for the collection of rain water. Today the village is a feast f tastes and colours. The land around the village is fertile. The typical local product is the pea, to which the village has dedicated a monument made of Lecce stone.