Learn to dance pizzica with Alessia and Matteo

Learn to dance pizzica with Alessia and Matteo


Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)


Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Learn the origins of pizzica. Learn its dance steps. Drink, eat & dance to live music, surrounded by ancient trulli.

The Artisan

Alessia e Matteo, masters of pizzica

Pizzica runs through the veins of Alessia and Matteo, sister and brother. They started dancing in the family and following the village elders from a young age. Today, they are two of the youngest exponents of popular culture in Puglia. From house parties, to town squares, to important stages such as Cinecittá World, with them tradition and innovation come together in a perfect fusion.

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2 hours

Italian, English

Min. 2 – Max. 10

6 +


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Detailed Programme

Alessia and Matteo will welcome you at an ancient trulli complex in the countryside of Villa Castelli.

At the beginning of the experience, Alessia and Matteo will explain you the history of Puglia’s popular music and in particular that of Villa Castelli, the meeting point between the Lower Murgia and Salento. They will also explain what “tarantismo” is – a social phenomenon linked to popular music, which characterised Southern Italy until the middle of the last century.

Next, Alessia and Matteo will teach you how to dance the pizzica pizzica, typical of the Upper Salento region. During the workshop, you will learn the basic steps of the traditional dance and how to move to the rhythm of the drum and the accordion. You will practise the dance in all its forms and see its evolution to the present day. Alessia and Matteo’s aim will be to get you in touch with the most “primordial” part of you and let you express yourself in a free and natural way.

The experience will end with a convivial moment during which, while enjoying a typical Apulian aperitif (with wine, friselle, cheese and seasonal fruit), you will be able to ask Alessia and Matteo all the questions you want to learn more about their history and clear up any doubts about this magnificent musical and artistic tradition.

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How nice to learn pizzica with live music

Rated 5.0 out of 5
26 September 2022

Ballare passi di pizzica a ritmo di tamburo e organetto (suonati dal vivo!) immersi nella natura, tra i trulli e le lamie della campagna intorno a Villa Castelli per poi concludere bevendo vino locale e mangiando taralli… what else? Grazie ad Alessia e Matteo per averci fatto scoprire le origini di questa danza e aver condiviso con noi le tradizioni ancestrali della vostra terra. Grazie a Loliv per la cura e la gentilezza. CONSIGLIATISSIMO!

Federica P.

Alessia and Matteo were really informative

Rated 5.0 out of 5
24 July 2022

I had such a fun evening. Alessia and Matteo were really informative and obviously very passionate about what they do! I loved getting involved with the dancing and the evening was finished off perfectly with some local wine! I would definitely recommend!

Emma H.

This experience is now an unforgettable memory

Rated 5.0 out of 5
28 October 2022

Esperienza molto bella con ballerini e musicisti appassionati e coinvolgenti. Il tempo è passato fin troppo velocemente. Sono simpatici e hanno una pazienza ammirevole. L’esperienza sulla pizzica è ormai un ricordo indelebile. Inoltre, prima di terminare, Alessia e Matteo ci hanno fatto degustare dei buonissimi sapori di loro produzione. Un grande ringraziamento a loro e a Claudio.

Sylvie M.

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