Crispiano is a charming town located at the foot of the pre-Murgia hills in Puglia, a short distance from Taranto and Paolo VI°. Taranto, a Magna Graecia city, preserves its ancient history and religious culture, with traditional "Perdoni" during Holy Week and the celebrations of San Cataldo on May 10th. Crispiano is surrounded by other fascinating locations such as Martina Franca, Grottaglie, Locorotondo, Alberobello, the Fasano Zoo-Safari, Massafra, the Castellana Caves and Ostuni, offering numerous cultural events and festivals throughout the year.
Crispiano boasts two major tourist events. The first is "the liver carnival", twinned with famous Italian carnivals, which takes place in summer with parades of masks, floats, dances and abundant festivals. The festival of "bombetta" sausage and liver is a main attraction, with culinary delicacies offered to visitors from around the world, accompanied by music and street performances.
The second event is "the Living Nativity Scene", the largest in southern Italy, with 200 figurants in period costumes who recreate the nativity scene in a suggestive natural setting in the center of Crispiano. The event takes place during the Christmas holidays, creating a magical atmosphere on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and Epiphany.
Crispiano is renowned as the "village of 100 farmhouses", ancient restored farmhouses of great value that can be visited by reservation and professional guides, also in collaboration with local bed and breakfast owners.