Stunning street festival with street artists from all over the world
Mojaca is a world renowned festival for street performers and acts. The cobbled lanes are evocatively lit with subtle lights and candles, and as you wonder around the streets you will come across medieval courtyards with snake charmers, juggling acts, magicians, acrobats or puppet shows. In the main square, the two leading acts rotate their performances through the evening showcasing incredible feats and spectacular shows. There are food stalls with tables and wine to buy. Well worth a trip up into the mountains.
A hugely popular sagra in the mountains of the Cilento. Delicious typical local food featuring a pulse-based soup (cicci are chick peas, and they are ‘maritati’ - married - to numerous other pulses). As well as oven cooked cor, potatoes with greens, and the delectable mouthfuls of melanzane ‘mbuttonate - aubergine, cheese and toatoe sauce that explodes in your mouth! On hot august nights the cool mountain air. The drive up to Stio is well worth it. You can incorporate a trip to other local villages such as Gioi, to absorb the views and the town life. Even during the hot days of august, make sure you bring a jumper as the temperature cools dramatically in the wooded chestnut grove.
The little lanes of Pollica that wind up around the medieval castle, are evocatively decorated with subtle lighting and candles. Tables and sometimes cooking stoves are placed outside peoples’ homes and as you walk around you can taste delicious local homemade food and enjoy a convivial cheery atmosphere.
Eight years ago the Mediterranean diet was recognised as being an integral part of the heritage of this area around the comune di Pollica. In Pioppi, the adopted home of the Mediterranean diet, there will be 3 days of talks, tasting and celebrating this healthy way of eating. There will be music, gastronomic tours and lots of yummy food.
The Mediterranean Diet and its link to the local area is celebrated in this 3 day festival in Acciaroli. There will be workshops for local businesses and students aimed at encouraging them to make use of the local dietary traditions. The Mediterranean diet is not a thing of the past but a useful starting point to take the future into their own hands. On Sunday 13th Oct there will be live music in the square mixing traditional sounds with modern music.