October is still the right time for enjoying a holiday abroad.
The weather is still mild in Apulia, in the South of Italy, and you can’t miss the opportunity for exploring villages of art, then sitting in a small square by a café and enjoying a good cup of coffee or a delicious ice cream.
Are you planning your holidays abroad in the next 6 months? Is Apulia, in the South of Italy, among your preferred holiday destinations choices, by chance?
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It is early morning, about 27.5°C, when, from the highway Lecce – Gallipoli – Santa Maria di Leuca (exit Galatone), I head to Seclì, a village in the South West of Apulia. Indeed, it is not too far from the Ionian coast.
The small ancient church, dedicated to S. Antonio, (one of the patron saints of the village), is on the right side, at the beginning of the main street, which leads to the center of the village. The church was built around the end of the 16th Century together with the ancient monastery, where friars belonging to the order of Friars Minor lived following the Franciscan Rule.
On June 13th, in the early morning, locals and even people on foot from the neighboroughood, get to the church for the celebration of the mass in honor of the humble saint, on small pilgrimages made of prayers and old singing.
A very suggestive moment in all the celebration is when local bakeries and common people offer and share “the holy bread of S. Antonio” with the community, as sign of deep devotion toward the saint and old ritual to express thanks at the reaping time, which happens again and again one year after an other.
Es ist der Beginn des Sommers und wir freuen uns, wieder mit neuer Fotografie zu beginnen. Hier sind wir in Lecce, im Süden Apuliens. Kommen Sie mit mir für einen Spaziergang? Ein gutes Wochenende für alle!