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AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS
SELECTION OF SACRED ARIAS
A Festival of Unique New and Traditional Ave Maria Compositions
THE STORY BEHIND AVE MARIA CONCERT FESTIVALS:
"Ave Maria Concert Festivals" began in the Taranto province of the Italian region Puglia. The series of concerts present a total of more than 100 different composers, who musically greet Maria, the mother of Jesus Christ. Puglia has a long tradition of hailing the Mother of Christ. The area is known for the fabulous and pretty papier mache sculptures of Maria, exhibited in a museum in Lecce. Another Puglian city, Bari, houses the sarcofaque of Saint Nicolaus, in other words, Santa Claus.
Puglia is also known for the architectually unique "trullo" houses.
Manduria and the territory around the city shows many ruins of an important ancient civilization, Messapi, older than the Greek civilization.
Manduria and Uggiano is also the land of Primitivo Wine, one of the most famous wines in Italy. Not so far from Manduria lies Lecce with its original baroque style churches and old city center. The sea side, and beaches, are some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Puglia region. The sea food and other local food from this region is very popular everywere in Italy.
Taranto is only 35 km away from Manduria, so for tourists it is very easy to also visit Taranto with its famous Greek Museum. The countryside of Taranto, with Massafra, Mottola, Ginosa, Laterza holds ancient and important villages and churches in their "gravinas". A "gravine" is a valley, where appartments were carved into the sides of the mountain walls, two thousand years ago.
The City of Taranto is also known for the warm "Taranto summer nights", where Italian ice cream is enjoyed with a view of the castle.
Taranto is now the center for Ave Maria Concert Festivals, just like Verona is the center for operas. It is interesting to know, that the first book ever about music was actually written in Taranto.
Taranto welcome tourists to the cathedral concerts in 2012. The first will be staged along with the annual excentric parade for San Cataldo, during the days around May 10th, 2012.
If you love the operas of Verona, you will certainly adore to join the 100 Ave Maria compositions, live in Taranto and Puglia.
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