Holy Monday in Puglia: our tips for a green Pasquetta

After the celebrations of the upcoming weekend, Italian tradition says to get out from houses on Holy Monday.

We call this day ‘Pasquetta’, the right time to enjoy the spring fresh breeze and sun. Since the ’60s Italians used to have pic-nics on this day, having pasta-al-forno, colomba cakes and Easter eggs.

Hopefully this Holy Monday the weather would be quite fine, then the following are our suggestions.

Sunday, 5th of April

pasqua palude la vela veduta mar piccolo tarantoPasqua at Riserva Regionale Palude La Vela

Here in Taranto’s Mar Piccolo, you can have a look to rare birds from this amazing point of view, dominating the whole Smaller Sea, which is the inner lagoon of Taranto.

Holy Monday, 6th of April

Biking in the Park, Ostuni, Brindisi

This regional reserve, rents you bikes for 15€ per person. Includes a route inside the Parco Regionale Dune Costiere, on the coastline of Ostuni, Brindisi. Info at +39.327.5785185

You can also follow the guided tour, by trekking, organized by our friends of Coop Serapia. Trekking in the park, bookings at + 39 366 5999514 and info@cooperativaserapia.it

pasquetta valle di itria acquedottoBiking upon the Waterpipes in Valle d’Itria

Still biking around Valle d’Itria, on the routes built upon the former waterpipes of Acquedotto Pugliese. Riding through Locorotondo, Cisternino and Martina Franca. Same price of 15€ per person to rent your bike. Or bring your own bike. The cost of this guided tour is 10€ per person, free of charge for a child accompanished by two adults. Contact + 39 366 5999514 or info@cooperativaserapia.it

pasquetta bosco pianelleTrekking, birdwatching and Speleology at Bosco delle Pianelle, Martina Franca, Taranto

You can join the local speleological group, for a trekking through this delicious green reserve, with a breath-taking view upon the Taranto Gulf.

They also manage a workshop to learn and build puppies of owls and more night birds, living into this wood. Costs and details at +39.080.4400950 Mobile +39.320.7137976 or +39.380.3285857 or e-mail to info@riservaboscopianelle.it

Have a great time in Puglia, enjoy the local experience and stay Green Puglia ! 😉


Easter in Puglia: thousands things to do with Green Puglia on Pasqua

taranto predoni Next weeekend we are going to celebrate the Catholic Easter, followed by the Holy Monday. These days are lively celebrated in Puglia, due to the pagan myths of passing from Winter to Spring. Therefore, Puglia hosts the most characteristique rallies of the “Holy Week”: the Passion of Jesus. We would suggest you to get to Taranto, home of the most ancient of these rites. Moreover, we collected for you a series of nice things to do in Green Puglia: bike rides, pic-nic in the woods and outodoor trekkings, around the nicest spost of the Puglia region.

Saturday April, 4th A Literature Walking through monumental Olive trees Ostuni, 5.30pm-8.30pm +39 328 6474719 – info@cooperativaserapia.it

Sunday, April 5th Pasqua gioia del colleIn Italy you get free entry to public Museums and archaeological sites, on each first Sundays of the month. This Easter, Green Puglia suggests you to get to Gioia del Colle, Bari for a lovely tour of its Swabian Castle, erected by Friederich the Second, and to Monte Sannace archeo-area, dating back to the aboriginal populations of Puglia. You can also book a guided tour including aperitivo. +39 080 3491780   Monday, April 6th Pasquetta In Puglia, we usually celebrate it as a friends party, with outdoor lunch if weather is fine. then, to enjoy the sunny and fresh day, you can get to Laterza, Taranto where the local community will play yoga, traditional games, playing with donkeys and natural beverages. laterza pineta pasquetta