Music, meeting people, clubbing
The trendy side of Salento: music, meeting people, clubbing
People who choose to holiday in Salento are often looking for relaxation, sunshine, sea and great food but today we want to talk about the younger, livelier side of the Salento peninsula – a fusion of artistic talent, music and fun. Thanks to this revival Salento has become a favourite year-round destination both for Italian holidaymakers and many others.
If you’re thinking of planning a holiday with a view to meeting lots of new people, having fun into the early hours, we’d like to tell you a bit about the decidedly different things you can try in our neck of the woods.
Let’s start with music: as well as being a cradle of great musicians (you’ve only got to think of groups like Negramaro for pop-rock and of Alessandra Amoroso for light music, of Après la Classe for electronic folk and to Sud Sound System for reggae – not to mention the loads of pop stars). In recent years Salento has also become a pole of attraction for some great music events, festivals and massive concerts geared to the young and the not-so-young, families and singles – all looking to have a great time. In the coming months there is going to be a whole series of concerts with some of the biggest names in Italian music like Carmen Consoli, Ron, Vinicio Capossela and lots more. South of Lecce there’s Gallipoli the hub of artistic talent for the Salento region.
Especially for those who love to listen whilst seated comfortably at a table, there are huge numbers of venues with live music all over the area.
Salento is a paradise for clubbing, not only in the summer, but all year round. The best-known discoteques are right there in Gallipoli, Santa Cesarea, and in Castrignano de’ Greci, but in the summer hundreds of resorts along the coast all have beach discoteques with really cool events like foam parties, themed events and lots more. It’s the whole of Puglia that dances, as Caparezza would say!
Music events around folk music deserve a whole article to themselves, bringing as they do thousands of tourists to the Salento region every year, indeed we have dedicated a whole post to the ‘pizzica’ – a popular Italian folk dance.
If you like carousing ’til the early hours, get ready, dear party animals, Salento promises to energize and entertain you not only all night long, but all year round!