In December, will be held in Lecce the ancient Fair of Cribs and Puppet. The stalls set up in Piazza Sant ‘Oronzo and Cathedral Square will exhibit the famous nativity scene figures made of papier-mache craft.
The papier-mâché in Lecce dates back to the seventeenth century and since then his work has remained in the local drive. For the occasion, the streets of the historic center of Lecce are filled with colorful stalls where you can shop till late evening.
The former convent of Teatini is also prepared every year a temporary exhibition of Christmas cribs made by the skilled hands of the “puppeteers” paper mache or clay. There are also music and Christmas carols and, in the homes as in taverns, the traditional dishes Salento.