Salento is a peninsular region of south-eastern Puglia bathed by the Adriatic Sea to the east and to the west by the Ionian Sea. An area of natural tourist vocation as few stimuli and capable of transmitting messages among the most diverse, with charm of the myths and signs of ancient peoples, to affect with the testimonies and the intersections of the cultures of the Mediterranean. But even with the intrigue of great works of master masons, to draw with the colors and landscapes of the sun, to make people smile with the flavors of the table. Coming down from the north, the coast that alternates between dream beaches and cliffs, baroque art, the remains of ancient cultures that have occurred. A mix of art, culture, tourism and traditions that make this land only for those who live there and great for those who visit.
The festivities, traditions and customs typical of the Salento population and of all citizens. The rituals, festivals, shows and memories of this land that blends culture and tradition, sacred and profane, Christianity and Paganism, and that is the element in protector to worship and adore.
During the period from 15 July to 31 August every country in the Salento celebrate their festivals, some sacred (with a religious procession), the other profane with music and dancing.
In these festivals you eat the food cooked by the women of the country, but what you most surprising is that all (old, young and children) go into the streets to dance to the rhythm of the overwhelming pinches (an ancient dance of courtship.) To see dance pinches or "the night of Taranta in Melpignano 'go to' youtube '.
BRIGANTI of Otranto: http://www. youtube. com / watch? Nf9avbE1nTo v = & feature = share & list = RDhjmNWAXQeFw & index = 6
RUSCIU NOSCIU http://youtu. be/3uTyA5kMyRc
HIKING: For lovers of trekking there are many beautiful trails along the cliffs overlooking the sea, from which you can access the crystal clear sea in isolated points. These trails and paths were plotted by smugglers of salt which, in times past, they gathered in the numerous pools of the cliff. The area is famous for this salt roads and Bellitalia has also dedicated an insert in June 2013. Mannuta the trail at km 47,100 SP358 https://www. youtube. com / watch? v = I_OrkUBVur8