Events in Trani, Andria and Barletta
Trani International Festival: fooding
Four days dedicated to the typical food of Puglia in collaboration with restaurateurs and in partnership with the major food companies.
When: Second week of September
Where: Trani historic centre
A Medieval week dedicated to the ancient Order of the Templars. In the ancient town shows with music, dancing, rhyming poems and fire games; also a recalling of the marriage of King Manfred with his beloved Elena Comnenus.
When: Usually second week of August
Where: Trani historic centre
Patron saint feast of San Nicola Pellegrino
Procession, concerts and fireworks to celebrate the patron saint of the town, San Nicola Pellegrino.
Where: Piazza Duomo, Trani, Puglia
Festival of the patron saints
Mass, procession, music concerts and final works deicated to the saints of the town.
Where: Piazza Duomo, Andria, Puglia
Tartufando - Degustazioni Intrecciate
Event dedicated to the two varieties of truffles, the 'bianchetto' and 'scorzone nero', that can be found in the area of Alta Murgia, with tastings and music concerts.
When: Usually last Sunday of September
Where: Piazza Duomo
The Challenge of Barletta
Recreation of the 'Disfida' Challenge. The Challenge of Barletta was a mounted tourney fought between 13 Italians and 13 French. It happened after a French knight, Charles de la Motte, made disparaging remarks about the Italians. The Italian knights won the battle, and the French had to pay a ransom. Barletta has since acquired the appellation Città della Disfida (City of the Challenge).
Where: Barletta, Puglia
FAI Spring Days in Puglia
Historic event organised by the Italian Environment Fund. Open for everyone to see churches,
houses, villages, palaces, archaeological sites, castles, gardens, TV studios, even barracks, music archives and military schools.
For more info go to www.giornatefai.it
When: Mid March
Where: Barletta historic centre
Andria, Barletta, Corato, Trani, Bisceglie, Minervino Murge, Canosa di Puglia
Mid summer dreams
A series of events organised by the 'La Strada dell'Olio Extravergine Castel del
Monte' to promote the locally produced extra virgin olive oil, typical food, crafts and general culture of the area. Also live music concerts.
For more info go to www.stradaoliocasteldelmonte.it
When: Usually form 10 to 30 August
Where: Different places around the above towns
Andria, Trani, Bisceglie and Corato
Open olive oil mills
This event sees the extraordinary opening of the mills and farms with the aim of showing all stages involved in the transformation into extra virgin olive oil of the typical 'coratina' olive. Throughout the day it is possible to visit the facilities and taste the olive oil, alone or in combination with other local products.
When: Usually mid December
Where: Historic centres of above towns
Trani info office
+39 0883 493360
Andria info office
Piazza Catuma, 1
+39 0883 261605
Canosa di Puglia info office
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 2
+39 0883 612423
Barletta info office
Corso Garibaldi, 206/208
+39 0883 531 555
Bisceglie info office
Via O. Tupputi
+39 080 3968554
Corato info office
+39 080 8720861