Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!


The Easter Rites in Salento

Easter in Salento is celebrated according to the ancient Easter rites. Usually the Holy Week begins on Wednesday with Via Crucis in the evening. Holy Thursday is celebrated by the Last Supper. And on Good Friday the procession of the dead Christ (when the Cross is carried by a woman who is accompanied by 12 apostles) takes place. Continue reading

How to reach Salento / Как добраться в Саленто

By plane/Самолетом:

Connections with Bari

Connections with Brindisi

These are 2 flight maps, which show all the cities that have flight connection with the airports of Bari and Brindisi. Вверху находятся ссылки на 2 карты, которые показывают все города, имеющие авиасообщение с аэропортами Бари и Бриндизи. Continue reading

La Pizzica, traditional dance of Salento / Традиционный танец Саленто

pizzicaLa Pizzica Salentina is a popular Salento’s folk dance, which is the part of a larger family of Tarantella dances. Pizzicare means to tingle, historically the dance was thought to heal the poison of tarantulas and scorpions, and help to recover through dancing to this fast-paced music (played for days, or even weeks) , until ‘the evil was exorcised’ from the body of the poisoned person and the uncontrollable desire to dance was gone… Nowadays, La Pizzica has nothing to do with superstition or healing… Continue reading

John Malkovich in Lecce / Джон Малкович в Лечче

John Malkovich in Lecce
John Malkovich with his wife

having a walk in Lecce historic centre

Thursday, 21st of March, John Malkovich arrived to Lecce with his wife, and the day after the couple had a walk along the streets of Lecce, including historic center, taking by surprise everybody they passed by. Expecting inundation of tourists for Easter holidays, Lecce inhabitants and visitors still couldn’t imagine they would see this internationally famous actor and film director… The Malkovich family chose the Patria Palace Hotel to stay in.

John has proved to be polite with those who tried to stop him and ask for an autograph, and when he was asked what he thought of the city, he told that it was very beautiful.

В четверг, 21 марта, Джон Малкович прибыл в Лечче с его женой, и на следующий день они прогулялись по улицам города, включая исторический центр, ко всеобщему удивлению всех, мимо кого они проходили. Ожидая наплыв туристов на пасхальные праздники, жители и гости Лечче все же не могли представить, что они увидят этого знаменитого акетра и режиссера… Семья Малкович остановилась в Patria Palace Hotel.
Джон оказался вежливым с теми, кто пытался его остановить и попросить автограф, и когда его спросили, что он думает о Лечче, он сказал, что это очень красивый город.

Località Ciolo, Gagliano del Capo

jump from the rock

jump from the rock

One of the most beautiful places in Salento, which gives two different ways of spending time. In summer it is great place for swimming and taking sunbath, the water is crystal-clear and fresh here, as natural spring water arrives from the headlands, you can do snorkeling, as there are several sea caves and different underwater rock formations… To access the small shingle beach, you should take the stairs leading from the bridge down to the beach, which is usually very crowded in July-August. Continue reading