Each month, we feature the top events, happenings and latest openings across Puglia – a handpicked, specially-curated selection of places and events we love and share with you.
Pettolecchia Il Lido (Beach Club) – The Opening
Listed among Italy’s Top 29 beach-club restaurants by Corriere della Sera and the most exclusive beach club on the Adriatic coast (officially open since June 9th), Pettolecchia Il Lido (Beach Club) is the latest opening from the Pettolecchia Group, owners of the five-bedroom villa Masseria Pettolecchia La Residenza (#2 among the most romantic wedding destinations in 2018) and the three-suite seaside masseria, La Piccola, (opening this week), just minutes from the new beach club. Onsite are 100 sun loungers by haute garden & pation furniture brand Tribù complete with plush towels, mattresses and pillows, onsite showers, changing rooms, spa service, a high-end restaurant that serves meals all-day from breakfast to cocktails and dinner, and a new boutique opening soon.
Open to outside guests by reservation only.
To book +39 080 889 4423
A historical re-enactment of the victory over the Turks of 2 June 1678, the grand procession of La Sciamiciata (pronounced ska-mee-chata) starts from the town of Fasano and proceeds towards the Sanctuary of the Vergine del Pozzo in Pezze di Greco.
Town of Fasano
Bari in Jazz Festival
The Bari in Jazz Festival brings a host of national talents and the world’s celebrated musicians to stages across Puglia, covering all facets of jazz.
29 June – 20 August
For tickets: bariinjazz.it
Tribute to Liszt Eunhye Anna Hong Piano Recital
Palazzo Pesce plays host to “Hommage à Franz Liszt” through the hands of Eunhye Anna Hong, the protagonist of the piano and student of the legendary Oxana Yablonskaya, engaged in a unique and ambitious project, performing all the piano works of Franz Liszt, on the most prestigious stages of the world.
Via Van Westerhout, 24 Mola di Bari
Starts at 20:30
Info & tickets: +39 393 134 0912
Traditionally held on 1 June for the perfect climate and summer perfumes infusing the air, Lamatta is a cyclist’s journey through the Valle D’Itria in old-school high-neck jumpers made by skilled local artisans riding on vintage bicycles as you traverse charming towns and scenic landscapes. This competition-free experience means you can stop and fully enjoy the views, with two routes: 35km and 75km.
Via Principe Umberto 8 70015 Noci
Info: +39 393 008 0870
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Respiro (Breath) Contemporary Art Exhibit by Anna Tonelli
“Respiro” is an invitation to look at nature and feel part of everything that deserves respect and love: all through the sensitive and attentive gaze of an architect and artist who, for more than 30 years, has worked closely with archaeological associations to breathe life back into monuments
and historic buildings of considerable artistic and cultural significance. Tonelli creates her works in oil with expressive traits and colors that leverage the use of light juxtaposed with the breath of the sea, the trees, the Earth and the soul.
8 – 14 June
Via Van Westerhout, 24 Mola di Bari
Starts at 19:30
Info: +39 393 134 0912
Polo Degli Ulivi
Now in its third season, the ‘sport of kings’ event is back, this time with a month-long program of weekend events and competitions across Puglia. Polo Degli Ulivi was founded in 2017 with a one-day event that immediately attracted locals and internationals living in Puglia, resulting in a two-day event last year. This year, the event returns with an expanded program of Paddock Polo. Tickets may be purchased online, as well as event dinners and cocktail parties. The Polo school onsite offers lessons that can be booked in advance. Polo Happy Hour every Thursday at White Beach, Ostuni.
For tickets: polodegliulivi.com
31 May – 1 June
Fasano Horse Club – Piana degli Ulivi
7 – 8 June
Alezio Arena Green Village
14 – 15 June
Oria – Masseria Palombara Resort & Spa
The Poetry of Primes
Can an equation change the way we live and think? Our ideas and relationship with the world are strongly linked to the way we count and measure. Pythagoras and Copernicus certainly believed in it, with mentions in the Bible too. The exhibition follows six paths, combining the historical, didactic and artistic, as well as lectures by some of the most brilliant mathematicians
21 June – 30 November
Metaponto Archaeological Museum
Via D. Adamesteanu, 21 – 75012 Bernalda (MT)
Recinto II Fiorentini
Andy Warhol – The Alchemist of the 60s
The papa of Pop Art comes to Ostuni with a special exhibition of 140 works that retrace the
life of the artist through crucial themes of his time. “Andy Warhol, The Alchemist of the Sixties” highlights the sexual revolution to mass consumerism.
La Casa della Musica
Via Gabriele Rossetti, 25
Info: +39 0831 342 422
Until November 24
While this borgo resort boutique has been around for some years now, housing eye-catching ensembles, original textures and patterns, the creative hotelier has made it official with the launch of Bottega Egnazia online, with an in-house collection of ceramics, candles, olive oil, tableware, pasta and dreamy summer collections, including dresses made by dressmaker, Marta Ferri.