From The TV Show: Pizzica in Puglia

In the Puglia episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the traditional social dance of the region.

When the Pugliese want to socialize or celebrate, they turn to an age-old traditional dance, the pizzica (similar to the tarantella). We experienced the pizzica first-hand in the main square of the town of Squinzano and then during the olive harvest at nearby Agricola Taurino. Watching and learning to dance the pizzica with locals is one of the most authentic experiences you can have in Puglia. Yltour can arrange for a private performance and dance lessons; cost starts at 230€. For more information, visit: and

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