10.11.2013, wineries of Italy are open for degustations of young wine / Винодельни Италии открыты для дегустаций молодого вина


The San Martino holiday is a national Italian festival of young wine, a long-expected by enotourists and local wine lovers autumn event, celebrated on 11th of November. People of Apulia celebrate the ritual at home in the company of family and friends, consuming in abundance roasted meat and chestnuts with liters of young wine, which is called ‘vino novello’ in Italian.

Instead on Sunday, 10th of November, from 10:00 till 22:00 there will be the day of wineries open for San Martino holiday, ‘Cantine Aperte a San Martino’, organised by Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia (Apulian Wine Tourism Movement) http://www.mtvpuglia.it, the wineries in all parts of Italy will be open for all interested in discovering the wines of the new vintage. Continue reading

Locomotive Jazz Festival

This was the first time I visited this event (and next time I will surely not miss even a day of it), and I couldn’t even imagine what a fantastic unforgettable evening/experience was waiting for me. I thought such concerts could take place only in the capitals of the countries, but it happened here in Salento, in Sagliano Cavour to be exact, organized by Locomotive Jazz Festival with the artistic direction of the saxophonist Raffaele Casarano. The event took place in Piazza Diaz, which was full of people, and the performers have managed not only to make the audience stand up with applause, but also sing and dance till 2 am at night!!!! Continue reading

Festivals in August / Фестивали в августе

From July 30 to August 4, Leverano (Le), BEER AND SOUND, 100 and more different types of beers, the refined and genuine quality food, the best culinary traditions of Salento and the special European dishes.

July 31 and August 1, Samsara Beach Gallipoli (Le), The Global Party
Andrea Belli (105 IndaKlubb) and Mauro Ferrucci

01.08. Maglie, Mercatino del Gusto 2013, 20:00, the Salento wine and food event that offers visitors a glimpse of the significant culinary excellence of Puglia

01.08.  Gallipoli (LE), Montenegro Balkan Party, 22.30. Balkan music in this Montenegro Party. Special guest: Shantel, in Parco Gondar

From 1st to 4th August, Sogliano Cavour-Piazza Diaz / Marina Serra, 21:00, Locomotive Jazz Festival, The entrance to concerts and events is free of charge

Aug. 2, Castellaneta Marina (Ta), Just La Capannina – Lungomare Eroi del Mare, ART & JAZZ 2013, 21:00

Aug. 2, Torre Santa Susanna (Br), FESTIVAL of PEPERONCINO, in Sports facilities of the Martucci district, from 21:00

festa peperoncino

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Castro in Jazz

Here are some photos and videos from the event Castro in Jazz, magic atmosphere thanks to Jazz&Wine in central square of historic centre of Castro, with amazing panoramas, big full moon, beautiful and divine jazz music concert of Dario Congedo (drums), Luca Alemanno (contrabass and electric bass), Valerio Daniele (acoustic and electric guitar), Giorgio Distante (trumpet) and Francesco Massaro (baritone sax and clarinet).

Now I am looking forward to going to Otranto Jazz Festival this weekend, 26-28 of July, don’t miss it!!!


Фото и видео отчет с мероприятия ‘Кастро в Джазе’, магическая атмосфера благодаря Джаз&Вино на центральной площади в историческом центре Кастро, удивительные панорамы вечернего Кастро, огромная полная луна, красивая и божественная джазовая музыка в концерте Дарио Конджедо (ударные инструменты), Лука Алеманно (контрабас и электронный бас), Даниэле Валерио (акустическая и электронная гитара), Джорджио Дистанте (труба) и Франческо Массаро (баритон-саксофон и кларнет).

Сегодня вечером начинается джазовый фестиваль в Отранто, не пропустите в эти выходные, 26-28 июля! Continue reading

Masseria Santa Lucia under the stars / Массерия Santa Lucia под звездным небом

me322nd of June the event ‘Masserie sotto le stelle’ (masserias under the stars) took place in didactic masserias of Salento and Puglia, and we chose Masseria Santa Lucia (Alessano, province of Lecce) from the list of masserias proposed. Continue reading

Festivals in July / Фестивали в июле

In July there are surely much more festivals, sagras, feasts and celebrations than in previous months, with all the towns in Salento participating in the summer partying, and I should admit that the list of the mentioned below festivals is surely not complete here, but includes the most famous and traditional ones. In July every day there is a festival in one or more towns, to make unforgettable not only your days on the seaside, but also your evenings in Salento, when it is less hot. In parentheses near the names of the town is marked the province of the town, Le – Lecce, Br – Brindisi, Ta – Taranto, Ba – Bari. Please see the list of festivals in July below.


В июле гораздо больше фестивалей, праздневств и торжеств, чем в предыдущие месяцы, абсолютно все города в Саленто принимают участвие в праздновании лета, и я должна признать, что приведенный ниже список фестивалей не является полным, но включает в себя самые известные и традиционные фестивали. В июле каждый день есть фестиваль в одном или нескольких городах, чтобы сделать незабываемым не только ваши дни на берегу моря, но и ваши вечера в Саленто, когда чуть менее жарко. Возле названий городов в скобках значится провинция города Le – Лечче, Br – Бриндизи, Ta – Таранто, Ba – Бари. См. список июльских фестивалей ниже. Continue reading

22/06/2013 Masserias under the stars / Массерии под звездами / Masserie sotto le stelle

didactic masserias of Lecce province

didactic masserias of Lecce province

If you are in Apulia / Salento on June 22, you wouldn’t want to miss this event. For one night the Didactic Masserias in Puglia and Salento will come to life in the glow of the stars: a special ‘white night’ among didactic workshops, naturalistic routes, singing, dancing and many other activities, to discover the charm of rural localities, traditions and goodness of flavors of Apulia and Salento. Continue reading