About This Project

Between the sixteenth and the nineteenth century, Italy experienced a bloom of festivals characterized by the “parazioni”, lights architectures developed mainly in Rome and Naples. Michelangelo, Bernini and other eminent artists provided drawings, created sketches and in some cases ended up being the real directors of the celebrations, along with writers and intellectuals. Here in Salento, “luminarie” are a form of art, like embroideries of lights that create magical atmospheres. You will discover how “luminarie” are made, from the blueprint to the actual construction. A family tradition that dates back to 1898.


February to June, by reservation only


120 minutes (Mondays: from 4 to 6 pm)

Recommended for

Adults / Kids - minimum 6 maximum 10 participants


Italian / English / German

Gift included