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Festa San Rocco Torrepaduli Bed in Lu Fanizza Cutrofiano

San Rocco Torrepaduli festival (Ruffano)



On the evening of 15 August, on the occasion of the celebrations of San Rocco, since time immemorial, tens of thousands of people flock to the small town of Salento to participate, as spectators or dancers, at the “sword dance” The “pinch-fencing”: to the hypnotic sound of tambourines, two men mimic a fencing duel using their hands, to the fast pace of the tambourines and dell’harmonica played by the musicians who arrange themselves in a circle (ronda).

Festa tradizionale molto sentita con un’alta partecipazione, non solo della popolazione di Torrepaduli e Ruffano, ma anche dei tantissimi turisti che ogni anno si riversano sulle coste salentine.