The Octopus Festival (3/5August)

Like every summer,  from the 3rd to the 5th of August, “Lu Purpu Festival” returns in Melendugno, a few miles from Lecce (Salento Capital).

A giant inflatable Octopus will be the signal that you have arrived at your destination.

It is now several years that this festival renews its success in legend, for those who have never been and enthusiasm for those who return every year.

Dozens of stands serving octopus cooked in all ways:

roasted, the “piñata”, fried etc. accompanied by rosé or negramaro wine. As usual the best Pizzica & Taranta traditional music bands will make you dance like hell !!!

This year will also be set up an area restaurant.


To book your transport for this Event mail to