Enogastronomy and Festivals: July of flavors in Salento

When this blog was born, our goal was to tell you about Salento from various points of view. This land is a discovery after another and therefore it is almost impossible not to talk about something new every Thursday.

Living the Salento, in summer but also throughout the year, means to mix with all that this territory offers and fall in love with it.

Undoubtedly, one of the main reasons that push the tourist to choose the Salento peninsula as a holiday destination is its food and wine.

Simple and authentic flavors, good wine and fresh fruit: these are the ingredients that ensure Salento and Puglia a place in the top 10 of Italian food and wine destinations.

So, how many people will raise the hand to find out what surprises reserves the month of July from the culinary point of view?

Probably many, and we at BeeYond Travel are here to make the search easier.

Our luxury villas are always the perfect starting point to discover the territory, in the warm summer evenings, the villages dress up for the countless festivals organized by the associations.

Starting from next weekend, the scheduled appointments are many.

Below we list some:

Fish Festival – 14/16 July – Stands, illuminations, the scent of fish and the full-bodied wine are the setting for the marvelous historic center of Porto Cesareo where you can enjoy fish caught from its clear seabed, fried, grilled or raw, accompanied by a glass of excellent Salento wine.

Festival of Ancient Flavors – July 15th and 16th – At San Pietro in Lama, the ancient traditions, the recipes handed down from generation to generation, the gastronomic specialties of Salento will lead you to discover the ancient and unforgettable flavors of Salento.

Potato Festival – July 16th and 17th – Parabita hosts, among dances and folk shows, a food and wine festival dedicated to typical Salento dishes based on potatoes, tuber grown in the territory and dear to the rural tradition for its low cost and important nutritional properties.

Sagra te li Paniri – July 16/18 – In Miggiano, in the heart of Salento, an ancient territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Paniri intertwine, baskets made by hand and hand-woven with great skill and with the use of reeds and olive rushes. Between 16 and 18 July you will discover all the secrets and maybe even learn to weave one.

Sagra della Peperonata – July 19th – In Cerfignano, a hamlet of Santa Cesarea Terme, peppers are the masters. The Salento peperonata is very popular.

Sagra della Puccia – July 22nd – In Ugento it is dedicated to one of the most loved typical Salento products, the puccia, a bread baked in durum wheat, a mixture of flour, water, salt and black olives, the festival that takes place in Ugento on July 22nd.

Sagra te la Purpetta – July 30th  – In Montegrappa, part of Tuglie, the queen is the meatball. Expression of the typical flavors of Salento, the farmer´s culinary fantasy, capable of obtaining exquisite dishes from a few and poor ingredients, the meatball is a delight capable of enchanting every palate.

In short, you have no excuse: Salento will be your destination for the summer. BeeYond Travel will take care of your stay in one of our exclusive accommodations. You want authentic emotions, we will help you craft them.

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