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Nativity Scene live on the hill of 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 town, and then declined more slowly toward [...]

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 historic center of Lecce are filled [...]

Chocolate Fest in Lecce

From 5th to 8th 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 by [...]

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 colonization, the Occidental armies [...]


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