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Bari, Noicattaro, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli

Bari

Bari, Puglia

May

Festival of San Nicola di Bari

Celebrations for the patron saint of the town, San Nicola. Events include a show of caravel where hundreds of people in period costumes parade through the town to commemorate the transfer of the remains of the Saint; a sea procession of the simulacrum and the blessing of the sea with the 'holy manna'. At dusk, the statue is landed, carried in procession through the town and then enthroned on the altar of Piazza Mercantile. Fireworks and music.

When:
Where: Piazza San Nicola, Bari, Puglia
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Noicàttaro

Noicàttaro, Puglia

March-April

La Processione dei Crociferi

On Maundy Thursday over 100 crosses are carried through the streets by shoeless devotees dressed in black with a crown of thorns on their heads.

When: Maundy Thursday
Where: Noicàttaro historic centre

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, Puglia

August

Mareviglioso

Festival of the sea and its fish, as well as all the typical and well-known products of Puglia such as olive oil and wine, baked goods and many Apulian dishes.
For more info go to www.mareviglioso.it

When: Usually after the 20 August
Where: Polignano a mare historic centre
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Monopoli

Monopoli, Puglia

November

Classical music concert season 'Amici della musica'

Great names of classical music play during these concerts held in different places of the town.
For info go to www.amicimusicamonopoli.com

When: From November to April
Where: Auditorium 'Bianco-Manghisi', Cinema Vittoria, Chiesa di Sant'Antonio

August

Cucina Senza Frontiere

Tasting of Italian dishes and cuisine from the world. Live music, dance and artistic performances.

When: Usually mid August
Where: Monopoli historic centre

Other things you can do while in Monopoli

Visit the masseria Spina and Spina Piccola

Located near Monopoli these two masserie should be seen. The masseria Spina has an outside staircase on different levels, a loggia with three arches and a lovely church. The masseria Spina Piccola, not far away for masseria Spina, is protected by walls befitting a true XVII century fort.

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Bari info office

Piazza Moro, 33/a
+39 080 5242244

Polignano a mare info office

Via Martiri di Dogali, 2

Monopoli info office

Via Garibaldi, 10
+39 080 4140264

 

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