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Events in Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Carovigno

Ostuni

Ostuni, Puglia

February

Feast of San Biagio

On this day of the year thousands of pilgrims go to the Sanctuary of San Biagio where they can attend the mass held in the church. The landscape of the Sanctuary is notable for a great pothole considered by the speleologists the biggest underground cavity in Puglia. It is a special occasion not only for its religious aspect but also for the opportunity, while walking, of admiring an unspoilt natural area, the monastic buildings and the Mediterranean vegetation.

When:
Where: Via dei Colli - Sanctuary of San Biagio, Ostuni, Puglia

March-April

Feast of Madonna della Nova

On this day the locals visit the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Nova situated just outside the town, on the road to Carovigno.

When: Sunday after Easter
Where: Church Madonna della Nova

July

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 San vito dei Normanni and Fasano.
For details go to www.salentofinibusterrae.it

When: Second and third week of July
Where: Ostuni - San Vito dei Normanni and Fasano

August

Sagra 'Altri Tempi'

The historic centre is the scene for the display of old traditions, costumes and food preparation by the people of the old town. You can taste various types of traditional dishes and see local artisans at work.

When:
Where: Viale Oronzo Quaranta, Ostuni, Puglia

La Processione della Grata

On the second Sunday of August, this procession leaves the Sanctuary della Grata to go to the centre of the city and, in the evening, the candles of the six thousand people who usually take part, light up the countryside. It is a strike scene you can watch from the top of the city.

When: Second Sunday of August
Where: Church della Grata

La Cavalcata

On the 26th of August a silver statue of Saint Oronzo, the protector of the city, is carried through the streets. La Cavalcata is a mounted parade that honour the Saint in memory of the knights who protected the pilgrims on the way to the sanctuary from the attacks of bandits. Horses and riders have mantillas and costumes in gold or silver embroidery.

When:
Where: Piazza della Libertà, Ostuni, Puglia
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Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

June

Feast of Sant'Antonio da Padova

Evenings with music, lights, rides, stalls and a procession in the afternoon.

When:
Where: Piazza Plebiscito, Ceglie, Puglia

July

Sagra della carne alla brace

For meat lovers a feast with sausages, bowlers, livers cooked on fire. Also tarantula music.

When: Usually the third week of July
Where: Ceglie historic centre

Ceglie Open Jazz Festival

An annual jazz festival that features concerts by some of Italy's most well known groups.

When: Usually at the end of July and beginning of August
Where: Ceglie historic centre

August

Ceglie Food Festival

To protect and promote the typical products of Puglia this festival offers an itinerary, with 40 stands, to taste the local food.

When: Usually around the second week of August
Where: Ceglie historic centre

Feast of San Rocco

A procession in honour to the patron saint of the town, Rocco, with music and fireworks.

When:
Where: Piazza Plebiscito, Ceglie Messapica, Puglia

Divingusto - Puglia Food & Wine Festival

Along the streets of the historic centre, artisans and big brands offer the best of their wine production and food.
For info go to www.divingusto.it

When: Usually after 20 August
Where: Ceglie historic centre

September

Authentic wine

An evening dedicated to authentic wine. What does it mean, where they are, what they are.

When: Usually the first week of September
Where: Masseria Lo Jazzo, Strada provinciale 24, form Ceglie Messapica to Villa Castelli (Km 4)

Other interesting things you can do in Ceglie Messapica

Eat!

Ceglie Messapica is famous for its culinary tradition. This is the places where you should go to eat the best traditional dishes of Puglia. Ceglie is not far from cities like Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Alberobello.

Carovigno

Carovigno, Puglia

March-April

Battitura della 'Nzegna

Revival of traditional Beating the "Nzegna" with musical band concerts, performances of Folk Groups, schools of music and dance, fireworks, concerts of modern music.

When: Easter
Where: Carovigno historic centre

Madonna di Belvedere

Procession with the Statue of Madonna di Belvedere carried on the shoulders through the main streets of the city, with the participation of the Battitura della 'Nzegna.

When: Easter
Where: Carovigno historic centre

July

Boccon Divino

Cultural-gastronomic journey through the streets of the old town with stands to taste the local cuisine and exhibitions of musical groups.

When: Usually at the end of July
Where: Carovigno historic centre

Other interesting things to do in Carovigno

Visit Torre Guaceto WWF protected area

Torre Guaceto, located along the coast of Carovigno, is a place of a particular natural beauty with enchanting ponds, inlets, beaches and crystal clear sea. Birdwatching, walking, snorkeling and biking are organised by the people in charge.

 

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Ostuni info office

Corso Mazzini, 6
+39 0831 301 268

Ceglie M. info office

Via G. Elia, 16
+39 0831 371003

Carovigno info office

Piazza N'Zegna
+39 0831 990958

Latiano info office

Via Santa Margherita, 48
+39 0831 727871

 

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