August in Salento: guide to the most beautiful events in the province of Lecce

Even the much desired August has arrived. It’s that time of year when you can unplug and give yourself a well-earned rest after a year’s work.

We at Beeyond Travel recommend our beloved Salento as a holiday destination. Not only because in our luxury villas you can regenerate and recharge your batteries for the next year, but also because in August Salento comes alive with many important events. Events such as the Night of the Taranta in Melpignano and small events and festivals that light up even the smallest towns of vitality.

You cannot get bored, neither during the day nor during the night. And, since the events are really endless, we have selected some for our special guests. We have chosen those that best represent our idea of authentic experience and listed them below.

Sagra of the Cucuzzata in Vitigliano – August 8th

Feast of Our Lady of the Snow in Copertino and Neviano – August 5th: the patronal festivals are the mirror of the tradition of the town that hosts them. The devotion to Santa Maria della Neve is very much felt in Salento. In fact, she is the protector of several villages in the hinterland of Lecce. As in the case of Copertino and Neviano.

Sagra della Puccia in Supersano – August 5th: it is the festival dedicated to the typical Lecce sandwich. A goodness to absolutely taste.

Sagra de li Diavulicchi in Morciano di Leuca – August 8th: for those who want to add a spicy note to their holiday.

The Nights of the Myth in Caprarica – August 10th: a real-time travel in the Messapi times, in a wonderful natural scenery.

Feast of the Munnicchedda in Cannole – August 10th: We leave this one pending. Read the blog next week and you’ll understand why.

The white night at Specchia – August 12th: the village so loved by foreign tourists keeps the lights on even at night.

Feasts of the Assumption and San Rocco in Trepuzzi, Tricase, Ruffano, Castrignano del Capo – August 15th/16th: the two days of Ferragosto are packed with patronal festivals and events. We at Beeyond have chosen these feasts because the villages listed are worthy of being visited even from a historical – architectural point of view. So, why not take advantage of a nice patronal feast?

Watermelon Festival in Nardò and Botrugno – August 17th: it is the summer fruit for excellence. Nice idea to dedicate a festival to it.

Sagra delle Trozzelle Vaste a Poggiardo – August 21st: for the lovers of antiques and terracotta this is the perfect festival. During the Trozzelle Fair, there will be an exhibition of TERRACOTTA and ANTIQUARIATO, and many food stands are set up: with a tasting of grilled meat and good wine from Salento.

Festa di Sant’Oronzo in Lecce – August 24th: We believe we will have to dedicate a special post to this important patronal festival. So, you do not have any excuses not to follow the BeeYond Travel blog. Meanwhile, start to save the date on your To Do List.

The Green night in Andrano – August 31st: during the green night you can walk and stop to taste dishes made with hemp, ancient cereals & local biodiversity of Salento cultivated at km 0.

Of course the best way to experience this rich calendar of events is by staying in one of our luxurious villas so here is the link to all our properties  and if this year the plans don’t allow you to visit this wonderful part of the world, book for next year, our properties go fast so reserve yours now.

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