Folklore & Tradition
Puglia folk heritage is particularly interesting with its songs, legends, stories, traditions which have as common characteristic the love of adventure. In many of the manifestations is present, alive and meaningful, the soul of the region. The typical Puglia folk performance includes pizzica, a dance able to talk about feelings, life and hopes. The music marked the ancient ritual against the bite of tarantula, the dangerous poisonous spider; the dizzily rhythmic sound of a tambourine combined with a frenzied hypnotic dance would be able to eliminate the poison released by the tarantula. Another interesting aspect is the local cra”smanship: ceramic and papiermâché objects, with their shining color and strange shapes are catching and fascinating.