On the first week of July, my glass artist friend came to Puglia from Florence for a weekend away. The main reason was to see “luminarie” at Scorrano city in Salento peninsula!
Since she is an artist, she was interested in our traditional crafts and arts in Puglia, so I made her trip according to her requests.
1st day: She arrived at Bari airport on the Friday morning. I picked her up from the airport and we went to Savelletri which is about 1 hour away from Bari centre.
Savelletri is a little town next to the ocean and it’s famous for seafood restaurants! Since she hasn’t eaten fish that much in Florence, I took her to my favourite place for sea urchins!
After the lunch, we had a quick bath into the ocean near this restaurant, and we headed to Salento for Scorrano Luminarie! Luminamie is a festival of lights, and this small town in Puglia is so famous that every year, many people from all over Italy and the world come to see it! All these rights are made by hand..one by one! It’s not one Luminarie. Whole town is light up for a week, all night long! There are 3 shows and starts from 21:00. My suggestion is: Go there earlier and watch 21:00 show because later the night will be, the more clouds coming into the town! If you are interested, check it out one of the family who created this! You can see their other luminarie works in the world such as at Kobe in Japan: Mariano Light (Youtube)
On the same day, we slept at Muro Leccese which is next to Scorrano city!
If you want to know more about Mariano Light, please check it out their website from here!
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