Events in Brindisi, San Vito dei Normanni, Mesagne and nearby
FAI Spring Days in Puglia
Historic event organised by the Italian Environment Fund (FAI). Special opening of churches, houses,
villages, palaces, archaeological sites, castles, gardens, TV studios, even barracks, music archives and military schools.
From more info about FAI events go to www.giornatefai.it
When: Usually held in March
Where: Brindisi centre
Negroamaro Wine Festival
Exhibition held in the heart of the city where the Negroamaro wine can be tasted and enjoyed against the backdrop of the city's monuments and historical buildings. Many opportunities and occasions to drink and eat Apulian food.
When: Usally between the first and second week of June
Where: Brindisi historic centre
Feast of S. Teodoro
A typical town feast to commemorate the patron saint of the town, Teodoro, with a procession and, usually, final fireworks on the last day.
Where: Piazza Duomo, Brindisi, Puglia
Festival regionale del Talento
A festival starring only the new talents, musicians and hobbyists, of Puglia.
When: Usually third week of September
Where: Brindisi centre
Cultural sites special opening
On the occasion of Christmas and New Year, the Municipal Administration of Brindisi guarantees special openings of the major cultural sites. An opportunity, for citizens and tourists, to discover places full of charm during the festive period.
When: Christimas period
Where: Brindisi historic centreFind out more about Brindisi here
San Vito dei Normanni
Meditation on the passion and death of Christ and, at the end of the procession, the rite of burial.
When: Friday before Easter
Where: San Vito historic centre
Salento Finibus Terrae Festival
Salento Finibus Terrae Festival is a festival of short films made by
emerging directors. It is held together with the town of Ostuni and Fasano.
For details and info go to www.salentofinibusterrae.it
When: Second and third week of July
Where: San Vito dei Normanni - Ostuni and Fasano
Sagra di Ferragosto
Music festival with several concerts featuring pizzica dancers and musicians.
Where: Piazza Leonardo Leo, San Vito dei Normanni, Puglia
The Baroque Festival is a musical event held in San Vito dei Normanni and other towns nearby
such as Brindisi, Carovigno and Mesagne. It is dedicated to the San Vito born musician Leonardo
Leo and attracts musicians and music lovers of Baroque music.
For details go to www.baroccofestival.it
When: Usually end of August and beginning of September
Where: San Vito, Carovigno, Mesagne and Brindisi
Festival of the Pig
A festival during which pigs are killed cooked and eaten to celebrate the end of the summer months and the return to the usual city life.
When: Usually the third Sunday of October
Where: Historic centre
Other intersting things you can do in San Vito dei Normanni
Visit the Paretone dei Greci
Around San Vito dei Normanni there are many interesting archaeological remains, among these the Paratone dei Greci (Wall of the Greeks) which lies near a masseria close to a medieval hamlet known as Fields of the Lombards. The Paretone is a megalithic wall, about 2 km long, that probably marked the limits to the territory of Byzantinium in the area of Otranto.
Sagra di San Giuseppe 'La Tria'
Typical food festival where you can taste different varieties of the local dish 'chickpeas with tria' (Tria is a kind of fried long pasta).
Where: Piazza IV Novembre, Mesagne, Puglia
Other interesting things you can do in Mesagne
Visit the Civic Museum
The Civic Museum, located in the Town Hall, contains finds from a nearby necropolis, Latin epigraphs and objects of medieval origin.
Brindisi info office
Lungomare Regina Margherita, 44
+39 0831 562 126
San Vito dei Normanni info office
Via Cairoli, 1
+39 0831 982377
Mesagne info office
Piazza Orsini del Balzo, 3
+39 0831 738675