Salento is a peninsular region of south-eastern Puglia wet to the east by the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea to the west. A territory from natural tourist vocation as few capable of transmitting stimuli and messages among the most diverse, captivate with the myths and signs of ancient peoples, of interest with the testimonies and the intersections of cultures of the Mediterranean. But also to intrigue with the 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 dream alternating cliffs and beaches, 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 current area of 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 rites, festivals, performances and memories of this land that blends culture and tradition, sacred and profane, Christianity and Paganism, and that is in the element protectors to worship and adore.
During the period from 15 July to 31 August every country in the Salento celebrate their festivals, some sacred (with the 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) .For see dance pinches or "the night of Taranta in melpignano 'go to' youtube '.
BRIGANTI of Otranto
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 reef.
The magazine Bellitalia of June 2013 devoted a supplement just to this part of the coast and contraddandieri of salt.
One of these paths 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).
Another is that of Cipolliane starts from Marina di Novaglie, along the coast to the Ciolo, and then up the said canyon to Gagliano del Capo. An easy path from which it is easy access to the sea in lonely places of unique beauty.