During your stay in Apulia, you will have a chance to discover Music, literature and excellent fish in the Gargano area.
LUGLIO DEI LIBRI
Monte Sant’Angelo dedicates the month of July to literature, with the cultural event LUGLIO DEI LIBRI (BOOKS IN JULY). During the meetings organized in various conference rooms and terraces of the village, books that are being published are presented with the intervention of the authors. Among stories and essays, both on universal topic or more closely related to Puglia, this event is an opportunity to discover the books directly from the voice of their authors.
SAGRA DEL PESCE AZZURRO
The first week of August Vieste hosts the SAGRA DEL PESCE AZZURRO (FESTIVAL OF BLUE FISH). The festival is organized in conjunction with the celebrations for Our Lady Stella Maris and the sea procession of the statue, sea games with diving events and rowing competitions. The delicious bluefish, so abundant in the Mediterranean, is the protagonist of this festival that attracts thousands of locals and tourists on the seafront in Vieste, a summer evening full of fresh fish just like a seaside town can offer!
ISF – INFESTAZIONI SONICHE FESTIVAL
In August Vieste holds the ISF – INFESTAZIONI SONICHE FESTIVAL, Gargano’s Festival of Electronic Music. This beautiful free musical event takes place on Vieste beach to shake the summer with the best Italian and international musicians of the electronic genre. Born in 2013 this event is organized by the ISF cultural association formed by the musicians themselves that in a few years has become a reference point for fans of the genre. INFESTATIONS this year also organized a very successful tour in the most beautiful cities in Italy.
CARPINO FOLK FESTIVAL
The first week of August CARPINO FOLK FESTIVAL takes place in Carpino. This musical event is dedicated to Italian folk music, where tarantella is the real protagonist, with music and dancing, of the whole event. This music so appreciated by the peasant culture of the past, is still able to thrill and entertain the audience with unique involvement and intensity. Gargano has given birth to many authors of popular music whose compositions are still played and performed with great success by younger musicians who contribute to keep this tradition of music and culture alive.
TRABUCCO LIVE SUNSET
In August Peschici stages the TRABUCCO SUNSET LIVE. This original event that started in 1975 is organized on a traditional trebuchet alongside which a restaurant was set up. The live music, with pianists, composers, guitarists, along with poets and international performers cheers summer evenings since the sunset. While enjoying traditional dishes, among which fish cannot be missed at this even started about forty years ago, as well as beer and wine produced by local producers, you can watch the sunset over the sea from this spectacular viewpoint.
The first week of September the festival PESCHIJAZZ takes place in Peschici. The music festival hosts Italian and international singers, performing their Jazz songs or their reinterpretations of other jazz and swing music. All concerts of the festival are free.