Category: Events

Easter in Puglia | La Processione dei Misteri

Easter in Puglia | the procession of the Mysteries Pasqua (Easter) is probably the most celebrated religious festival in Italy. During Holy Week the church abandons any semblance of modernity to embrace symbolic religious ritual and tradition. Settimana Santa starts on Domenica delle Palme (Palm Sunday) and ends on Easter Sunday. Solemn events celebrating the […]

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Italy’s Pride Wave – LGBTQ+ Pride in Italy 2020

Pride parades celebrating LGBTQ achievements and community take place throughout Italy from mid-May to the end of September. The collective Pride wave (“Onda Pride”) sweeps across Italy as Pride is celebrated in more than 30 towns and cities. This year Italy’s first confirmed event will be held here in Puglia, in Taranto on May 23rd. Rome […]

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La Fòcara

picture from www.visititaly.eu In January, Novoli celebrates “the days of fire” with the huge awe-inspiring bonfire of the Fòcara, as part of a festival dedicated to Sant’Antoni de su Fogu (St. Antonio Abate, Saint Anthony the Abbot). The highlight of the festival, which takes place from the 16th to the 18th January, is the lighting […]

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