A video from Notte delle Luci festival of lights

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Remember the psychedelic festival of lights we went to in Italy last year? Well, it was so visually stunning that it demanded to be put on film. So here is our very first Bridges and Balloons video.

We hope you like it! And the credit most certainly goes to Steve (I mainly just had to smile, spin, and guard the camera from being knocked during that awesome timelapse). Let us know what you think.

Notte delle Luci, a film for Must Love Festivals

Information about Notte delle Luci

Notte delle Luci takes place every year in a small town named Scorrano in Italy’s Puglia region. The festival revolves around the town’s Patron Saint, Santa Domenica. It began with people placing candles in their windows until it escalated over the years to become the mega psychedelic festival it is today. Artists spend the year crafting their designs, which light up in a choreographed musical show. Structures vary from huge crosses to pyramids, and all are lit up in a multicoloured dance-off. It’s an incredible spectacle, and people from all over Italy, and indeed the world, come to visit. Some of the structures also go on tour and are featured in other festivals around the world.

Scorrano is a little town, but it’s near to lots of other sights in Puglia so you can make a holiday of it. Places we recommend visiting include Lecce, Galipoli, and Otranto. We hired a car while there, which was a great way to get around. I think it’d be quite tricky if relying on public transport. Hiring a car also grants you the freedom to create your own timetable. Another place to visit would be the capital, Bari, which has a bustling cultural scene. You can even get a ferry from there to Montenegro if you want to continue your trip around Europe.

Read more about Notte delle Luci and things to do in Puglia in our earlier posts. We were at the festival with fellow bloggers Beers and Beans who wrote about it on their blog too.

We visited Puglia as part of Must Love Festivals

6 thoughts on “A video from Notte delle Luci festival of lights”

  1. WOW WOW WOW you guys! This is absolutely beautiful!!! I can’t stress enough how much I LOVED that video. Great editing + sound. 😀 What camera did you use to film?
    Now… time to share!

  2. This is gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to visit Puglia and now thanks to this post I know what time of year to visit. I’ve been so curious about the area ever since gazing at maps of Italy as a child and wondering what life would be like in the far flung heel of that boot! Some day I’ll make it there!

  3. I went to Italy many times in the last decade, but I visited only the north part of Italy, the part which is close to Germany.
    I go there almost every year to stay in Bibione or in another beach resort.
    I never visited Puglia before, only Treviso, Venice, Milan and Pisa.
    Italy is truly an amazing country with unique culture and unique food.


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