It's a night of "pizzica" (the typical music of Salento), played both by street performers, professional pizzica musicians, and famous
artists. It is in the centre of Melpignano (which is in itself pretty amazing!) Here is the place to come if you want to dance the night away like a true Italian!
The butchers in this village are open well into the evening and they give you the option to choose the meat you like from their fridge, and they will
cook it for you fresh and then serve it with chips, salad and regional wine; this is something so typical for the region but that no tourists would know to do, I was shown this by a Pugliese friend and would never have discovered it otherwise!
It is a kind of open air pub, however this undervalues its true beauty. The bar is located on the coast, where you can have aperitivo (lots of snacks) with friselle (typical food of Puglia) and elephant beer. It's called Fico d'India because of the prickly pears that surround the place (which is what fico d'India means.) It is in a stunning location in front of a sea cliff with the clearest water you'll have ever seen, and an ancient tower. There won't be another tourist in sight.
Porto Selvaggio, Nardò, Puglia, Italy
Google map: bit.ly/OUr78n
The butchers in this village are open in the evening as well, customers have the option choose the meat they like straight from the butcher's fridge, and they will cook it for you fresh, with chips, salads and regional wine; really typical way to eat and amazing food!
Google map: bit.ly/NkCD0R
Send your feedback or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org