Religious festivals, feasts and special events: “Pe’ ogni santu mia la festa soa” (there’s a festivity for every Saint).

Many religious festivities take place in the Salento, usually including displays of local products, the tasting of typical foods, music and traditional dancing.

Amongst the numerous music festivals, the most well-known is the Notte della Taranta which takes place in August at Melpignano and the swords dance at Torrepaduli, during the San Rocco festival.

Il mercatino del gusto” at Maglie cannot go unmentioned, where Pugliese wine and food-tasting can be explored amongst the courts, squares and gardens

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