Bari, Noicattaro, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli
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.
Where: Piazza San Nicola, Bari, Puglia
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
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 centreFind out more about Polignano a mare here
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
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.
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