Salento is a peninsular region of south-eastern Puglia bathed by the Adriatic Sea to the east and to the west by the Ionian Sea. An area of natural tourist vocation as few stimuli and capable of transmitting messages among the most diverse, with charm of the myths and signs of ancient peoples, to affect with the testimonies and the intersections of the cultures of the Mediterranean. But even with the intrigue of great works of master masons, to draw with the colors and landscapes of the sun, to make people smile with the flavors of the table. Coming down from the north, the coast that alternates between dream beaches and cliffs, baroque art, the remains of ancient cultures that have occurred. A mix of art, culture, tourism and traditions that make this land only for those who live there and great for those who visit.
Then there is that part of Greece called Salento Salento: Located in the heart of the Salento peninsula is an area where there is a community that preserves the language, culture and traditions of Greek descent. The actual area of the Greek Salento is the residual part of a wider Hellenism that was from the Ionian Adriatic.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
: The festivities, traditions and customs typical of the Salento population and of all citizens. The rituals, festivals, shows and memories of this land that blends culture and tradition, sacred and profane, Christianity and Paganism, and that is the element in protector to worship and adore.
During the period from 15 July to 31 August every country in the Salento celebrate their festivals, some sacred (with a religious procession), the other profane with music and dancing.
In these festivals you eat the food cooked by the women of the country, but what you most surprising is that all (old, young and children) go into the streets to dance to the rhythm of the overwhelming pinches (an ancient dance of courtship.) To see dance pinches or "the night of Taranta in Melpignano 'go to' youtube '.
BRIGANTI of Otranto http://www. youtube. com / watch? Nf9avbE1nTo v = & feature = share & list = RDhjmNWAXQeFw & index = 6
RUSCIU NOSCIU http://youtu. be/3uTyA5kMyRc
For lovers of TREKKING there are many coastal paths near the reef that were once traveled by smugglers of salt that they gathered in the pools of the cliff.
The magazine's June 2013 Bellitalia dedicated a supplement just to this part of the coast and contraddandieri of salt.
One of these pathways is THE MANNUTA that starts from the coast and breathtaking scenery overlooking the sea, down to the cave of mannuta; so named for its stalactites hanging from the ceiling of the cave (mannuta in dialect means poop).
To see it: https://www. youtube. com / watch? v = I_OrkUBVur8
Another is that part of Cipolliane from Marina Novaglie, along the coast to the Ciolo, and then up the canyon until said Gagliano. An easy path from which it is easy access to the sea in lonely places of unique beauty.