School of Pizzica

The Pizzica is an ancient Salento dance, more sensual than the Tango. The people of Salento adore this courtship dance and during the summer season you can find a Pizzica evening in the piazza practically every night. The Taranta dance, which is reserved for female dancers only, frees the dancer from inner tensions and conflicts. For men, it is possible to learn the sword dance.

If you stay at Palazzo Ducale Venturi, you can book private lessons in pizzica and taranta, given by an expert dance teacher. And then in the evening, off to the piazza to let loose among the lights and dancers who crowd the joyful squares of the Salento villages.