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Chidro is the most important river of Salento. It is 10 km long and it is near San Pietro in Bevagna. Chidro is the typical example of river made up of groundwater. It gives life to three water bodies and it flows into the sea in the coast near Manduria. River Chidro is related to several folk tales and traditions. It is told that Saint Peter crossed this river, crying for his great sin of having betrayed Jesus and his tears were turned into seashells. The ancient inhabitants of the area used to collect and to preserve these shells as relics, since they were considered the petrification of Saint Peter’s tears.