For some people, the long-awaited summer break does not only mean sun and sea … More and more people are taking advantage of the holidays to confront themselves with new activities or, as our grandmothers used to say: learn the trade for a rainy day!
You can then take advantage of the Smart Holidays in Salento suggested by La Putea in Veglie that, from June to October organizes guided tours plunged in nature and history, to learn together with local experts how to distinguish megaliths, dolmens and other ancient typical buildings, the specchie. Or to appreciate more deeply the small villages of Salento, even those unknown to the many.
There are many course available for those who do not want to stop even on holidays. Who wants to dance will find something to stick thei teeth on and music for his ears with pizzica-pizzica and tambourine stages, but also lots of free information and news about the events not to be missed.
And those who “itchy hands” can challenge themselves with the realization of artworks in papier mache, stone, wrought iron, copper, olive wood, learning the techniques directly from the talented local artisans. But if you think you are hopeless and give up the idea of taking away your creations, don’t be discouraged: at La Putea you’ll be spoilt for choice in earthenware pots for cooking, different sizes of tambourines, clay bells, lamps and lanterns, ceramic and stone, artwork, books, CDs, DVDs and much more…
We have opted for the evocative whitewashed hedgehog lamp in clay, available in different in sizes and ideal as a small souvenir sculpture to give away as a present or to keep for yourself. A true work of art that, thanks to the organic shape and sizes out of scale, gives a new look to the light that filters through the holes in the shell, producing small light beams going in any direction.
Did you fall in love with the giant version of the hedgehog lamp because you would see it as the proper completion of furniture of your living room or your bedroom? No problem. La Putea delivers everywhere for a small fee everything you buy and you can find your parcel at home on your return without headaches related to space or breakage. And in case of amounts of more than 100 euros offers a discount of 30 % on purchases after.
So why not follow the advice to take part, in all the forms suggested, to the Smart Holiday to discover the true Salento?
(Traduzione di Monia Saponaro)