Travel to “Salento”, a.k.a “the heel of the boot” and the “Jamaica of Italy” in the Southern Puglia region. A sun-drenched land flanked by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian to the west, it’s comprised of a breathtaking mix of rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Moving inland, the balmy shores give way to an arid terrain that conjure up images of ancient Greece, graced by immense olive groves, unexpected architectural gems in weathered stone, and thousands of years of history and culture.
The arrival of the summer solstice, complete with rites and rituals of all sorts, has been widely celebrated across cultures since pre-Christian times. This astronomical phenomenon was greeted by lighting [...]