Calici di Stelle 2013 in Trani and Copertino

14/06/2013 Summer, a time for holidays, and a time for

Summer, a time for holidays, and a time for 'Calici di Stelle'. Once again this year Puglia is getting ready to host this big food and wine event under the shooting stars of San Lorenzo, a festival for thousands of locals and tourists, dedicated to the region's best wines and extra virgin olive oils.
There are two venues for this fifteenth edition, created and organized as ever across the whole of Italy by the Movimento Turismo del Vino and the national Città del Vino association: Tuesday 6th August in Trani, an enchanting town on the Adriatic which had an extraordinary success with previous editions and is now a reference point for central-northern Puglia; Saturday 10th August in Copertino (Le), a splendid Salento town famous for San Giuseppe, the 'Flying Saint' and for its majestic renaissance castle, an important example of military architecture.
Visitors to both towns will be able to taste the wines by the best wineries from Daunia to the Salento, tour the most important local monuments and take part in mini tasting courses. Every winery will have its own tasting table in the capable hands of the sommeliers and wine-tasters of AIS Puglia.
The leitmotiv of this edition will be a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi in the bicentenary of his birth. The Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia will also mark this anniversary with cultural events dedicated to the music of this world-famous composer from Busseto.
Visitors will find infopoints at the main access points to the towns. Here they can buy the 'Kit Calici di stelle' (10 euros): a wine-glass with a useful carrying pouch, a book of 10 tickets for tasting sessions, a pack of taralli and the event guide.
The popularity of Calici di Stelle means that this year's edition is hoped to equal the successes of previous years. In 2012, for example, over 60,000 visitors tasted over 10,000 bottles of wine and over 170 labels. Once again, the aim will be to offer summer holidaymakers in Puglia the chance to explore, discover and appreciate our region's excellent products and the culture they are part of.
This event is made possible by the wine and olive oil producers, by Puglia's Regional Agro-Food Department, by Gal 'Terra d'Arneo' and by other local bodies. 

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