La Fiera di Santa Lucia o “dei pupi” – 8 to 26 December, 2013

The former Convento dei Teatini is the location for this display from Salento artisans, when Christmas cribs of all types, from papier mâché to terracotta, will be on display. There will be over a hundred exhibitors from Lecce and beyond displaying their hand-made mangers and figurines.
The word pupi in the exhibition’s title comes from the Latin pupus meaning small child and traditionally refers to a kind of marionette. The makers are known as pupari.
This exhibition is not just interesting because it’s Christmas, but because it showcases the exquisite craftsmanship so typical of Salento.
Where: ex convento dei Teatini, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Lecce, Salento
When: 8-26 December – opening hours: daily 9.30 – 13, 15.30- 21.00; weekends/public holidays: 9.30 – 13.30, 15.30- 22.00
Price: Free entry
Website: (in Italian)





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