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Arte rupestre: A Canulόrǝ (a vǝrnètǝ jĕ’ fόrǝ)

Il giorno della Candelora, 2 Febbraio, ci ricorda che siamo esattamente a metà dell'inverno, come recita un proverbio nostrano: A Canulor a...

Valle d’Itria: a life style

Inhabitants of Valle d’Itria had set their permanent homes inside the safe old town walls, while outside in the open country space they built...

Pizzica and Tarantella, can you hear the difference?

Pizzica pizzica, is a traditional rhythmic popular dance originated in Puglia. Played with  guitars, violins and accompanied by tambourines, the dance spred out in...

Martina Franca: The Church of Saint Anthony Amid History and Legend

The Church of Saint Anthony (Chiesa di Sant’Antonio) and the adjoining convent were erected at the end of the 15th century...

The rite of painting white

Allattare is the ritual that is repeated at every start of the summer to give back the white candor to the external walls of trulli...

The largest Ice house in Valle d’Itria

In order to dispose of the ice during the warmer months, the snow was kept in hypogeal constructions suitable to preserve the temperature close...

The colors of Valle d’Itria in the paintings of Giovanna Buonfrate

( Trulli della Valle d'Itria, oil on canvas) Whoever looks at the Valle d'Itria for the first time remains enchanted by its beauty and vastness. The old...