Perdoni - Members of the Arciconfraternita del Carmine, Taranto, with their white robes, capes and hoods

While Italy is under lockdown, Easter traditions are kept alive.

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Tarantella-tamburino

In the Italian province of Taranto, Apulia, the bite of a locally common type of wolf spider, named “tarantula” after the region, was popularly believed to be highly venomous and to lead to a hysterical condition known as tarantism. This became known as the Tarantella.

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gondola earring

Testimony of the wealth of Magna Grecia and the goldsmiths’ skills of the artisans of the Greek polis, the Ori di Taranto are on display at the national archaeological museum of Taranto.

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A suggestive view of the old port of Bari

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Trulli

If you haven’t discovered the magical region of Apulia, Italy’s “heel,” you must, for you will fall ever more deeply in love. Part of the mezzogiorno, ‘land of the midday sun’, Puglia has a pace of life that’s deliciously languid. As for the comparison with Tuscany, it’s like a luscious fragola (strawberry) compared to a juicey arancia rossa (blood orange) … however, Puglia still remains off standard itineraries, allowing for a more unfiltered expereince of la dolce vita.

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