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Curiosity

Curiosities on the Salento. Salento is unique, Salento is full of places, full of summer events, full of curiosity and peculiarities that we collect in this section of our site. Drops of "Salentinità" in these pages, traditions, strange folk festivals, a whole micro-universe of this splendid and unique piece of Italy

The Dance of Swords at Torrepaduli

On the night of San Rocco with the Dance of Swords the legend blends with the history and the sacred with the profane. In Torrepaduli, part of the small town of Ruffano, the 16 August is held a very suggestive party In which to the rhythm of the tambourines and the accordion two contenders challenge each other in a duelRead More

Feast of the Municeddha

Like every year, in Cannole, from 10 to 13 August is Festa: MUNICEDDHA FESTIVAL! This year is the 34ª edition of the probably most typical Salento festival, the most important in southern Italy dedicated to snails in gastronomy. The event, which has grown progressively over the years, has become one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Four evenings of true Salentine life marked by theRead More

Ice coffee with almond milk

The summer drink that gives energy and freshness in addition to taste. Coffee in Salento is drunk on ice, and strictly with almond milk instead of sugar. At breakfast, after lunch or even in the evening, it sometimes even replaces the aperitif. It is fundamental that it is almost frozen and very sweet, this is how it is in the daysRead More

5 sails Legambiente in Porto Cesareo

Among the most beautiful seas in Italy there are those of Nardò, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Racale and Otranto: the “Blue Guide 2019” by Legambiente and the Italian Touring club sanctions it, which rewards these Salento resorts with the coveted Cinque Vele. On Wednesday morning 12 June, was held at the regional headquarters of Legambiente in BariRead More

A specialty of Salento: the "Pizzi" of Lecce

One of the many specialties to be discovered in Salento are the "pizzi" leccesi or pucce salentine. Within the Apulian gastronomy, in addition to the famous first and second courses, there is also plenty of room for all those delicious baked goods: let's think for example of the classic Bari focaccia, a real delicacy known to the four corners of the world, but just as muchRead More

Feast of Santa Cesarea in Porto Cesareo

On the town's waterfront every year from the 21 to the 24 August there is an evocative patronal feast in honor of Santa Cesarèa. The most characteristic aspect of the entire festival is undoubtedly the procession on the sea. With a sumptuous religious function the statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help, patron saint of the city of Porto Cesareo, and theRead More

Feast of St. Joseph from Copertino

The Festa di San Giuseppe da Copertino takes place between the 16 and the 19 September. An important appointment not only for the City of Copertino, but for the many devotees present throughout the Salento. In the Catholic devotion the saint of flights is called, because of the levitation that according to the chronicles of the time he would have performedRead More