The custom of the Epiphany is very much felt in Puglia, the last holiday of the Christmas period is considered one of the most important. Only here the stockings of the befana are still filled with local delights: seasonal citrus fruits, dried fruits, dried figs with almonds, oranges, candies to finish with sweet or true charcoal at discretion. The tradition is still very much felt today so it will not be difficult real socks hanging in the house and at the windows.
Epiphany between the Cummerse of Locorotondo: the magic of Christmas invades the village of Locorotondo in the valley of Itria between its streets, its old town and its cummerse. During the day of the Epiphany, through a guided tour, you can visit this unique place decorated with lights to breathe the Christmas air. It is mandatory to book the guided tour and the price of the ticket is 8 euros per person. All will be animated by folk songs and dances typical of this place and by festivals to enjoy the best local food. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number (+39) 080.4676776.
The artistic crib stage of Salice Salentino: In Salice Salentino, in the province of Lecce, every year is represented the artistic crib stage in which the whole life of Christ is staged, from childhood to death. The figurines are made specifically for the event and the houses are built with environmental paper pesto. Admission is free for everyone.
The descent of the Magi in Lizzano: in Lizzano, in the province of Taranto, on the occasion of the Epiphany is staged the descent of the Magi, a traditional event Lizzano. The inhabitants of the country are grateful to the organizations that are committed to keep these traditions alive.
In Orsara di Puglia, on the occasion of the Epiphany, the house of the Epiphany opens every year: this beautiful house as well as being set up in detail to accommodate from the smallest to the largest is surrounded by the square of sweets and the Befana ice park, a skating rink where everyone can spend their time. This festival is special because the Epiphany comes from above to be admired by everyone.
In Massafra, this year the tradition of the acrobatic Epiphany is renewed, with the help of the Speleo Alpino Fluvial core of the Provincial Fire Brigade Command of Taranto, the Epiphany will descend from the Clock Tower.
In Taranto we find the traditional appointment of the Befana market: 120 stalls, arranged along Corso Italia, between Via Polesine and Viale Magna Grecia. Two days in total relaxation: it starts on January 4th at 4pm until midnight and on January 5th it repeats.
In Otranto in the alleys of the center you can see many Befane walking with a bag full of gifts. Every year the event is renewed with a mystical and magical flavor also because the historic center of Otranto is always beautiful and even more so on an occasion like this.