Apulia has formed a rich culture influenced by the Greeks, Arabs and Normans. This provides a unique cultural mix in this remote, southeastern part of Italy. Think of the Pizzica, an energetic dance that resembles the Tarantella. There are also modern festivals like the beer festivals in late August or the famous music festival at Martina Franca, www.festivaldellavalleditria.it
San Vito dei Normanni has 11 churches, each with its own patron saint. Besides the well-known Catholic holidays such as Easter, All Saints and St. John there are regular processions. The second weekend of the month of July San Vito dei Normanni celebrates their patron saints San Vito Martire and San Vincenzo Ferreri with a big street fair.