San Rocco fireworks

Locorotondo: the fireworks in honor of Saint Rocco, performed every 16th of August, are very well-known in the Valle d’Itria and surroundings. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who gather every year at the foot of the town and all around for several kilometers. There are many who get organise with music, chairs and tables plus a little something to nibble and drink to fully enjoy the fireworks show: a show in the show! The cult of St. Rocco spread in the Valle d’Itria in the seventeenth century as he protected the inhabitants of the city and the countryside from an epidemic of plague.