“Our Festa del Borgo becomes magic with the Carnival of Putignano!
Our “Festa del Borgo” is a huge homage to the irresistible village festivals that animate the towns of Puglia during the summer, an unmissable event that turn Borgo Egnazia into a real explosion of lights, colors and tastes. Every Festa is an evocative journey back in time full of enthusiasm and happiness, discovering the most authentic traditions and roots of Puglian culture.
On Thursday, August 17th, a special edition of the Festa will present an unprecedented preview of the Carnival of Putignano, the oldest Carnival in Europe, famous for the traditional papier-mâché parade that is usually held every year during February.
Our Piazza will be decorated with original papier-mâché works and will be overwhelmed by the joyful spirit of the Carnival: guests will be fascinated by energy, original costumes, music and dances of an authentic carnival parade by the famous talented artists of Putignano.
Guest star of the event will be Deni Bianco, “maestro” and local artisan, winner of the last nine editions of the Carnival in Putignano.
The century-old traditional art of working papier-mâché will also be the protagonist of an exclusive workshop where experienced artisans from Putignano will teach guests how to create decorations and masks, including the iconic Farinella, a colorful and shining character of the Puglia tradition.
Our chefs and Massaie will prepare typical Puglian dishes, offering delicious tastings in an enchanting atmosphere that will become even more magical thanks to the joy added by street artists and the talent of local skilled artisans.
Of course, the whole evening will also feature music, pizzica and other exhilarating folk dances performed by the passionate Terraròss.
Festa del Borgo:
August 17th - starting from 7pm
Cost: adults 110€, children 50€
For info and reservations:
Tel. +39 080 2255000