Between late July and early August, in Locorotondo there’s the LOCUS FESTIVAL. This music festival hosts artists from all over the world. Across several picturesque locations between the central square Moro, the lookout Nardelli and the Lido Bosco Verde beach, the whole territory will turn on with music from the afternoon until late at night.
Since the event had a great success in summer, it comes back with LOCUS WINTER, which takes place during the Christmas holidays in a transparent structure in Piazza Municipio.
ALBEROBELLO AD 1797
At the end of July in Alberobello there’s the ALBEROBELLO AD 1797. The reenactment wants to remember the events of 1797 when the King of Naples, Ferdinand IV of Bourbon granted independence to the town. There is no better opportunity to walk between the trulli of Alberobello along with hundreds of actors that enact the daily life of the period.
During the event there’s the Tournament of the seven liberators, that sees a challenge between the districts contesting in popular games and then they celebrate with the event at the table as in ancient times, with typical period dishes and wines of Alberobello, for the happiness of locals and visitors!
FESTIVAL DELLA VAL D’ITRIA
Between July and August in Martina Franca there’s the FESTIVAL OF VAL D’ITRIA. Now in its 42nd edition, from 1975 it aims to enhance the artistic talents of the seventeenth century, the Pugliese-Napoletana school and the nineteenth century. It includes musical and theater events of high artistic value with particular attention to the respect of the sheets and the original lyrics.
FUOCHI DI SAN ROCCO
On August 16 in Locorotondo you can admire the FIRES OF SAN ROCCO dedicated to the patron saint. Since 53 years the patronal festival ends, after several days of festivities, with a great fireworks show. The show is in fact a real contest between the bomb squad of Puglia who wants to win the title of best blaster of the Itria Valley and that illuminates the night of Locorotondo with shapes and color games every year always more amazing!
FESTIVAL DEI SENSI
At the end of August there’s the FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES. This event is organized between the villages of Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni. For the occasion, the historic farms of the Itria Valley are open to public to host exhibitions and lectures on various topics such as food, tradition and nature, characterized by slowness that allows us to experience and awaken our senses.
CAVALCATA DI SANT’ORONZO
On the 25-26-27 of August in Ostuni there’s the celebration of the patron saint with RIDE OF ST ORONZO. The town streets are invaded by a beautiful costume parade in memory of the miracle attributed to St. Oronzo in 1657, when he saved the town from a terrible plague.