Guides Putignano

Putignano, guided walking tours with local guides.

Putignano is known around the world as the city of Carnival. Putignano is held the most famous Carnival in the South of Italy, from late January to early February, with floats and papier-mache masks. With our qualified guide you will learn about the historical center of Putignano with its churches, the courts and the mysterious alleys. The church of St. Peter the Apostle, has a pleasant facade and inside you can admire the works of local artist Stefano da Putignano.You can know the history of this carnival and have a chance to take part in a demonstration on papier-mâché, visiting one of the workshops where are made the famous allegorical floats of papier-mâché. The wagons generally treat topics related to satire, political, and moral while the masks deal in a satirical theme related to the local political environment. Expiring a visit to the "Farinella House" in which they are kept, in miniature, the floats of all past editions. The Carnival’s mascot, Farinella (named after a peasant dish of chickpea and barley flour),The guided tour in Putignano can be matched in the afternoon to Alberobello or Polignano a Mare and Locorotondo.

Duration: 2 hrs Classical tour Entrance Fee: Free Other languages: Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese