This special feast celebrates the olive harvest. The volia cazzata in the name refers to olives which have been crushed by hand and left to mature in water 15 days before the festivities begin. The sagra takes its inspiration from the old days when people came back tired and hungry from working in the olive groves. As they sat around the communal tables, lovingly prepared local food and delicious wine revived the body and lifted the spirits. The sagra features cucina povera – simple country cooking – allowing visitors to try a range of local specialities. Naturally, everything is accompanied by music, dancing and traditional songs.
Where: Martano, Lecce, Salento
When: 17 – 20 October
Website: (in Italian) Click here
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