Pizzica is a traditional Apulian folk dance and music, originally conceived as a form of exorcism to free oneself from the bite of the tarantula spider, but over time it has also become a form of expression and celebration of popular culture.
Pizzica has ancient roots, dating back to the 16th century, and was mainly practiced in the rural areas of Puglia, especially during periods of religious festivals, such as the one dedicated to San Paolo on 29 June and that of Santa Domenica on 6 July.
Traditional instruments used to accompany the pizzica include the “tamburello” or “tamburello pizzica,” a frame drum with rattles inside, and the “chitarra battente,” an acoustic guitar typical of the Apulian folk tradition.
In recent decades, the pizzica has been re-evaluated and reinterpreted by contemporary artists, mixing with other musical genres and finding a wider audience. His presence has been reported at folk music and world music festivals around the world.
If you want to experience pizzica and discover the secrets of this art then take part in this fantastic experience.
Remember that pizzica goes beyond simple movements; it is a form of cultural expression that has profound meaning for the community that practices it.
To book your experience or to get more details on the options available, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to make your visit memorable and authentic, offering you an experience tailored to your preferences.
This activity is managed by multiple organizers, according to their availability, we will provide you with all the additional information when you contact us for the reservation.
The cost is € 20 per person for a minimum of 2 participants, and includes the lesson by the dancer.
The departure time can be agreed with the organizer. The experience is available all year round.
How to get there
Meeting point in Brindisi, depending on the day we will choose different places.
More information on how to get there, by car, bus or other means, will be provided by telephone after booking.
The organizers speak Italian, interpreter on request.
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: EXP00253