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Salento local cuisine

It is a simple cooking because it is made of poor ingredients, such as little refined flour or barley flour, cheaper than wheat one; or for the use of cultivated and wild vegetables that can be easily found in Salento, together with other kinds of products, such as snails; for its use of blue-fish, so revaluated today, but once it was the only kind of fish that people could afford; for the lack of meat dishes that were too expensive for the farmers.

Otranto, doorway to Orient

Otranto, doorway to Orient Known as the heel of Italy, Salento is the real doorway to Orient in Apulia. It was indeed on its ground that centuries before the advent of Christianity the Japigia people landed from Greece; and, once again, it was from Orient that Jew, Byzantine, Arabian, Saracen and Turkish people arrived. It was from the Land of Otranto – the Medieval name of Salento- that, after its [...]

Nativity Scene live on the hill of Alliste

Nativity scene live on the hill Alliste The nativity scene on the hill, unique to the area (the other is closer to Tricase, about twenty kilometers to the south), is located just at the steep bend of Via Marina, SP 211, which leads from Alliste beach, adjacent to the municipal cemetery. At that point, the road crosses a hill, called Serra, visible as a background when you exit from the [...]

Chocolate Fest in Lecce

Choholate fest in Lecce In December comes the Lecce, in Sant'Oronzo square, the "Chocolate Festival", the popular festival on the true Italian handmade chocolate. After the great success with critics and audiences of the stages held in the most beautiful cities of Italy, Masters chocolatiers of the National Chocolatiers Choco Love landed in the capital of Salento for a weekend dedicated to the taste of chocolate. The event - sponsored [...]

Ancient Fair of Cribs and Puppet

Ancient fair of cribs and puppet 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 [...]


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