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    Trullo, Alta Murgia National Park
    The Adorned Horse
    This unique and religious ceremony takes place during the celebration of Corpus Domini, when the Bishop, riding an adorned white horse, takes the Holy Sacrament through the main streets of the city.

    Get a better understanding of how the Pugliese dialect evolved and how it is different or similar to other Italian dialects.

    Get brief descriptions (in Italian) for the Palio del viccio, Corteo storico di Federico II ed il Torneo dei Rioni, Cavalcata dei buoi, U' joco d'a jalett, and Sagra di san Rocco.

    Legend of the Tarantella
    Legend states that between the 15th and 17th centuries an epidemic of tarantism swept through the town of Taranto in southern Italy.

    The Procession on the sea of Saint Protectors
    This traditional "Procession on the sea" takes place once a year during the first week of September in celebration of the protectors of the city of Brindisi, St. Theodore of Amasea and St. Lawrence from Brindisi.

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    Puglia Regional Songs
    The folk tradition of music in Puglia is characterized since the 12th century by the dance called "Pizzica" (Pinch).


    Get a nice list of proverbs in the Pugliese dialect along with the equivalent saying in Italian.

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