A cheerful and carefree crowd of visitors animated the streets of the historic center of Bisceglie on the first evening of the thirteenth edition of Calici nel Borgo Antico.
The opening of the event, characterized by the ribbon cutting by the mayor Angelantonio Angarano, kicked off the food and wine festival organized by the Borgo Antico Association with the aim of promoting Apulian wine: the thousands of participants were able to walk among the corners of the old town of Bisceglie and choose from the best labels selected from the 42 wineries present.
Bianchi, rossi, rosato: Calici nel Borgo Antico hosts and offers all the nuances of good taste.
And so, among tastings and the possibility of taking advantage of the qualified offer of the center's catering activities, many have enjoyed a celebrated historic center, with shops open until midnight, cultural initiatives such as the exhibition of paintings “Bisceglie in canvas "In Piazza Duomo and the visits curated by the tourist guide Irene Frisari (which will also be held on Saturday from 8 pm with departure from the Garibaldi Theater) along the itinerary of the most interesting monuments and Bisceglie palaces.
Dance enthusiasts have created a milonga in the hall of mirrors of Palazzo Tupputi while the Ethnographic Museum in the Main Tower and the Sensory Museum of the Gal in the street Forno San Leonardo have attracted a large number of users (and will be open until late evening also Saturday).
Excellent feedback for the two solidarity initiatives promoted by the Borgo Antico Association: the offer of a free glass to blood donors in favor of Avis (you can also contribute on Saturday morning to the transfusion center of the Bisceglie hospital) and the fundraiser for the Scout Bisceglie Group, which will offer fritters and tasty typical dishes at Vecchie Segherie also in the second evening of the event.
Astonishment, excitement, intense participation and thunderous applause aroused the enchanting performance of the Rexestensa Company of Elisa Barrucchieri in Largo Castello. The spectacle of aerial dances has held thousands of enthusiastic people in suspense for over an hour, holding their breath and their eyes up, among the splendid projections of the master of live painting Matthew Watkins and the captivating choreography of the internationally renowned artist Ada Ossola, who danced in a large pool of water.
«Calici nel Borgo is an enormous offer of labels and variety of wines and vines, a very pleasant gastronomic offer, guided visits, art exhibitions, open museums and a great spectacle of aerial dances. In short: an opportunity to live an experience in the beautiful historic center of Bisceglie. We look forward to seeing you on Saturdays too »commented Sergio Silvestris, president of the Borgo Antico Association.
The organization recommends tasting the wines as early as 8 pm to avoid traffic jams in the late evening and, for guests from outside Bisceglie, reports the parking areas in the Salnitro area and near the train station.