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A fantastic journey in the Mediterranean Sea.

For the project "Theatre and nature", sponsored by the Teatro delle Forche and Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, under the "Regional program of live performances for the enhancement of cultural and environmental resources of Puglia - 2016", Sunday, October 2nd, at 6 pm, in the Regional Natural Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo Fiume Morelli – Pilone, Ostuni, the company Onirica Poetica Teatrale of Bari will stage the children´s theater performance " Il delfino e il pescatore” (the dolphin and the fisherman) – PERFORMANCE IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

The event is organized in collaboration with the cooperative “Serapia”.

The performance adheres to international cross-border project IPA Adriatico Net-Cet (Cetacean Network) aimed at the protection and conservation of sea turtles, cetaceans and biodiversity of the Adriatic Sea from the main human threats: intensive fishing (bottom trawls and longline fishing), bycacht, abandonment of waste and sewage spills, coastal erosion, coast concreting and beache disfigurement, destruction of sea turtles nesting sites, collisions between vessels and cetaceans.

An idea by Giuseppe De Matteis. Scenic writing by Vito Latorre, Francesco Lamacchia and Antonio Repole. Performed by David De Marco, Francesco Lamacchia, Vito Latorre, Silvana Pignataro, Antonio Repole. Directed by Vito Latorre. Masks, costumes and set design by David Sciascia.

The show was produced by Onirica Teatro in collaboration with the Environmental Education Cooperative WWF Seges, Vernole (LE).

The diver named Giuseppe, in search of the dolphin Simone, dives in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Here he’ll meet the funny inhabitants of the sea: the athletic Bluefin tuna Rocky, the eternal traveler, turtle Caretta, the pregnant Seahorse Hippo and the hungry but elegant Starfish Asteroidea, the attractive and sensual jellyfish Narba, the eccentric dr. Pine Posidonia and finally the extravagant singer of the sea, Simone the dolphin.

In this fantastic journey, with exciting stories between myth and science, funny and music, Giuseppe will become aware of the harmful effects of the anthropization of marine habitat and of coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea.

The show is recommended for 4 y.o. and up children, but suitable for all ages.

The ticket price is 8 Euros. Reservations is required: by telephone at the numbers: 3497291060/3286474719; by mail at: info@teatrodelleforche.com; www.cooperativaserapia.it on site. 

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days and of the Via Francigena Collective Project 2016, the Regional Park Dune Costiere and the National Museum and Archaeological Park of Egnatia are pleased to invite you to several initiatives to enhance and increase the knowledge and of the Trajan way, promoting sustainable mobility.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQw7Jkh1vt8

Saturday, September 24th, 10.00 am – BY TWIZY ALONG THE TRAJAN WAY

From the park Dune Costiere to Egnazia, driving a Twizy.

On board the silent two-seater electric machines offered by the company For Play, the local guides of the Serapia coop. ass., accompanied by High School students of Ostuni, will illustrate some of the panels of a unique Literary path with quotes from authors and characters who have traveled and narrated the Via Traiana in Apulia. The route crosses the olive groves plain of Fasano and Ostuni, passing through the most beautiful inland rural areas of the the Park Dune Costiere. After lunch, we will visit Egnazia, returning to Ostuni at 17.30 approximately. (Paid Initiative, organized by the Coop. Serapia)

Meeting: 10.00 am at the headquarters of For Play near the train station of Ostuni. Reservations required: call 328 6474719 within 2 pm of Friday, September 23.

Saturday, September 24th, 6.00 pm - EGNAZIA AT SUNSET

Excursion at sunset between the coast and the archeological site of Egnatia, starting from the parking area of the Museum of Egnazia. After passing the cultivated fields, among ancient tombs and salt collection tanks, we will get to the great Messapian walls. We’ll study and observe the flora and fauna that inhabit the karst area and the many tombs carved into the rock. A visit to the Archaeological Park and the Museum will follow, until 9.30 pm. (Paid Initiative, organized by the Coop. Serapia)

Meeting: 6 pm at the car park of Egnazia Museum, accessible from the SP 90 Savelletri-Capitolo. Reservations required: call. 3286474719.

Sunday, September 25th, 9:30 - Via Francigena Collective Project 2016

A bike hike that connects the area of the Park Dune Costiere with the archaeological site of Egnazia and the rocky village of Lama d´Antico. Starting from the Albergabici we will reach the Via Traiana to enjoy the green landscape on the way to the ancient rock settlement of Lama d´Antico and the Museum and Archaeological Park of Egnazia, following the path marked by Literary panels with quotations of famous travelers who have gone through the via Traiana.

Packed lunch in a picnic area.

The 30 km on asphalt bike hike will end at 5.30 pm approximately. The initiative is linked to the Via Francigena Collective Project 2016promoted by the European Association Vie Francigene.

(paid initiative, organized by the Park Dune Costiere).

Meeting: 9:30 am at the Albergabici, former  roadman´s house in Montalbano di Fasano. For info and reservation, call. 348 1638228 info@parcodunecostiere.org

Domenica 25 settembre, ore 10,00 - BY TWIZY ALONG THE TRAJAN WAY

From the Park Dune Costiere to Egnazia, driving a Twizy.

On board the silent two-seater electric machines offered by the company For Play, the local guides of the Serapia coop. ass., accompanied by High School students of Ostuni, will illustrate some of the panels of a unique Literary path with quotes from authors and characters who have traveled and narrated the Via Traiana in Apulia. The route crosses the olive groves plain of Fasano and Ostuni, passing through the most beautiful inland rural areas of the the Park Dune Costiere. After lunch, we will visit Egnazia, returning to Ostuni at 17.30 approximately. (Paid Initiative, organized by the Coop. Serapia)

Meeting: 10.00 am at the headquarters of For Play near the train station of Ostuni.

Reservation required: call 328 6474719 within 2 pm of Friday, September 23rd.

The last night bike hike in the Park Dune Costiere with Madera Bike, the charm of night nature, food&wine, live music.

Let’s ride together also in this September days, together with Madera Bike, for another Moonlight bike hike in the Park.

Back on Saturday, Sept. 17th , after all the magic lived with these activity throughout the summer, we’ll meet for the last hike of the season. At the end of the itinerary, we’ll continue enjoying with folk local live music by World Music Duo.

The moonlight bike rides are a unique opportunity to admire by a new perspective one of the most precious natural treasures of the coast, between spectacular scenery and great fun to discover ecosystems, history, authentic flavors and listen to good live music. A charming activity, suitable for everyone.

The easy to follow route develops along little trafficked secondary roads, along the suggestive Trajan way toward the former Fontevecchia station. Pedaling and relaxing between stone walls, precious olive trees, sea and starry skies, we’ll stop in one of the farms under the Park’s trade mark  and at the ancient Montalbano Dolmen, exceptional testimony of prehistoric civilizations.

The moonlight bike rides are a events dedicated to the rhythms of nature, created to enjoy the best of the summer night countryside landscape between Ostuni and Fasano and to discover natural areas inaccessible to mass tourism.

The event is one of the Summer activities organized and promoted by the Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo.

The bike ride includes: bike and accessories rental, ride, wine and food tasting and concert. Reservation is required, calling the number 327.5785185.

www.maderamedia.com – www.maderabike.com

Mer 24 Ago 2016
THE SONG OF THE OWL

Sunday, August 28, 5.30 pm - at Parco Avventura Ciuchino Birichino (Ostuni - BR)

A magical evening in the Valle d´Itria to discover the night birds of prey

The Adventure Park Ciuchino Biricchino (company with the brand of the Park Dune Costiere) is pleased to invite you in the hills of Ostuni, to learn about the singing and the habits of the owl, of the Barn owl and of the Eurasian scops owl, and demystify the superstitions picturing them as birds of ill omen.

We will have a walk through in the forest of live oak and neighboring fields to search for owls and Eurasian scops owl, to hear their calls, accompanied by the songs of the crickets and the scent of wild plants.

This will be an opportunity to learn about wild animals of the Valle d’Itria territory.

The exploration walk is organized in cooperation with the Natural Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo.

Info and details:

Path length: 2 km, low difficulty. It takes place on trails in the woods and on dirt roads.

*for more info about the tree paths and about the Parco Avventura’s picnic area, you can call 328 8485157.

Duration: from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm.

Meeting: 5.30 pm at the Adventure Ciuchino Biricchino in Ostuni (BR).

Geographical coordinates: N 40 ° 43,598 ´E 17 ° 33,242´

Notes: sneakers, comfortable clothing and a flashlight are recommended.

Reservation: online by clicking on the PRENOTA/BOOK button or by calling 366 5999514. 

The Regional Natural Park Dune Costiere and the Association Polyxena are pleased to invite you, from May to September 2016, to a series excursions and events in the nature. A calendar of initiatives including research, multisensory experiences and nocturnal explorations between the coast and the interior rural areas, where you can observe, learn to recognize and photograph the great local biodiversity.

On Friday, August 26th, 2016 we’ll be back with our "Butterfly watching activities". Armed with screen, guides, compasses, magnifying lenses, the Association Polyxena will lead nature fans in grasslands, forests, wetlands and ancient olive groves for butterflies and insects watching. The next round will take place in the evocative Lama Cornola, where to find out how the evolution of the landscape affected biodiversity.

Activities shall be conducted by the Environmental and Walking Guides of A.I.G.A.E. Association. These activities are  part of the actions made by the Ass. Polyxena to support the Butterfly Conservation Europe, the European network for the protection of butterflies and their habitats, and of the European Citizen Science Association, active in 17 European countries for citizens involvement in Scientific Research.

The event is free and reservations are required. Start at 4.00 pm

Appointment at Cava di Pezze Caldara. For information on schedules and bookings, call 3922525812 (10: 00-13: 00; 16: 00-19: 00).

    

Saturday, July 30th 2016, we are pleased to invite you to “Trame di Roccia – (rocky plots)” a moonlight walk in the former quarry called “Cava di Pezze Caldara”, in the heart of the Park Dune Costiere.

The Association Polyxena members will lead us in one of the more suggestive corners of the park, telling us about the geological history of our country, through the fauna and flora of Puglia.

A lovely atmosphere will frame the fascinating universe that awakens at nightfall and comes alive under the starry sky. Along the way you’ll have the chance to  listen to the legends related to the night owls and their representation over time, not to mention the moths and the ecological role of insects in ecosystems.

Then, in the moonlit you’ll be enchanted by the stories that bind the land of Puglia with Olives, as well as the stories and myths related to it.

Along the trail you’ll stop and listen to the night sounds of nature, mixed up with the irresistible music performed by the Ensemble "Suoni della Terra (Sounds of Earth)" to accompany the charming dancers "Le Ancelle di Bacco (The Servants of Bacchus)”.

At the end of the walk, participants will stop and taste a menu based on: friselline of Senatore Cappelli wheat with tomato and organic extra virgin olive oil of the olive-growing plain of Ostuni, wine, olives, cheeses with honey produced in the Park , fruit.

Reservation is required. For information and reservations please call 3286598638 (Daniela).

The visit turns will begin at 19:30 and at 21:00, so when reserving you can leave your name for the one you prefer.

The activity is led by the A.I.G.A.E., Environmental and Walking Guides, by the Polyxena association. The event is organized by Polyxena and the Park Dune Costiere, with Madeira bike support.

To reach the quarry “Cave di Pezze di Caldara”: from the SS16, exit to the locality Pilone - Rosa Marina (GPS coordinates: 40.801303, 17.536001) and follow the signs leading to Masseria L´Ovile.

3 summer events in the charming nature night with Madera Bike; one night a month of cycling excursions, food, wine and live music

Experience the magic of the night, riding your bicycle, to admire one of the most precious natural treasures of the coast. Madera Bike is pleased to invite nature lovers to three bicycle hikes lit by the moon silvery rays, to discover and experience ecosystems, history, authentic flavors and live music. "The moonlight bike rides" are scheduled for Friday, July 22nd, Thursday, August 18th and Friday, September 16th starting at 9 pm, in the Regional Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo.

After the success of the last edition, the moonlight rides event is back to accompany nature lovers to discover the Park, an area of vast natural beauty to be explored in the moon rays. An appointment with unique charm dedicated to expert cyclists and amateurs, in this small distance and strong emotional impact hike.

The easy to follow route develops along little trafficked secondary roads, along the suggestive Trajan way toward the former Fontevecchia station. Pedaling and relaxing between stone walls, precious olive trees, sea and starry skies, we’ll stop in one of the farms under the Park’s trade mark  and at the ancient Montalbano Dolmen, exceptional testimony of prehistoric civilizations.

At the end of each route the participants are welcomed in a unique natural environment, the small station of Fontevecchia countryside, surrounded by olive groves in the Plain of Ostuni; here you’ll enjoy  the live soul and swing performance of Saintapolinare (Friday, July 22nd) , the songs by the Miope duet (August 18th) and the combination of popular and folk music by the World music duo (September 16th).

The moonlight bike rides is an event dedicated to the rhythms of nature, created to enjoy the best of the summer night countryside landscape between Ostuni and Fasano and to discover natural areas inaccessible to mass tourism.

The event is a part of the summer program of the Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo.

The bike rides include: bike and accessories rental, ride and concert. Reservation is required, calling the number 327.5785185.

www.maderamedia.com 

To celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first Moon Landing, the theater company Meridiani Perduti, in collaboration with the Cooperative GAIA and the Park Dune Costiere, are pleased to invite you, on July 21 at 9 pm in the amazing Morelli river scenario, to live together an  unforgettable night!

We’ll make an emotional trip with the theatre play “REVOLUTION” by Sara Bevilacqua, reliving the heartbeats the joys and pains of our land at the beginning of the 60s, when the Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and Yuri Gagarin became the first man in orbit around the planet .

 The protagonist of Revolution dreams to fly in the space and meet the Fab Four, but she has a little problem: she lives in Brindisi, a still village 326 km away from the orbit of Gagarin and about 3,000km from Liverpool; she lives where it feels like the 60s will never come! 

But they do come, instead. In 1962 the first area of the Montecatini Chemical firm was finished and things suddenly changed.

Revolution tells about the ten years that have rocked the history, until the night when Tito Stagno told to the Italian national microphones about the first man on the moon.

And what about the girl in love with the Beatles?
Where was she while Armstrong was engraving his famous footprint? Was she front of the TV like all the others or, as suggested in another famous Beatles song, was she Across the universe?

After the show, we will be guided between the stars, constellations and galaxies of the universe by the astrology amateur Roberto.

In case of unsuitable weather conditions, the stars observation will be postponed until a later date.
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We recommend open shoes, a small flashlight, mosquito repellent and beach towel.

"Theatre play in Italian language"

Meetig at 21:00 am at "Lido Morelli", Ostuni (BR).

GPS coordinates: 40°48’’39’’N e 17°31’’23’’E.

Admission fee, reservation required.

INFO AND RESERVATIONS: 347 0042961/ 349 449060

info@coopgaiatours.it 

In the Regional Natural Park Dune Costiere from Torre Canne to Torre San Leonardo you can enjoy several activities to discover the landscapes, the biodiversity, the agricultural traditions, historical and archaeological sites, and the local food.

There are local organizations actively collaborating with the Park to promote these experiences in this amazing protected area.

So you can discover the park on foot through the coastal dunes, ponds behind the dunes, ancient olive groves, pastures, medieval stone settlements, historic farms and ancient underground presses. To do this, you’ll be guided by the certified guides of Serapia end Gaia coop. Association, recognized for their commitment for environmental sustainability. 

Among the beautiful events organized by Gaia Association, there are the Thursday evening guided free hikes, among the Morelli river dunes and the Archaeological Park of Santa Maria d´Agnano, where a 28,000 year old woman was found with her son still in the womb.

Thanks to Madeira Ass., you can visit by bike the protected area along dirt roads and ancient streets such as the Via Traiana, built in the Second Century a.d. by the emperor Trajan to connect Rome to the port of Brindisi. The same streets that you’ll travel by bikes were used in medieval times by the Crusaders and the many pilgrims who ventured from Apulia Ports to the Holy Land.

The Association Gli Ulivi leads horseback and carriage rides to discover the Park and its farms, olive groves and the Montalbano Dolmen, a megalithic monument of the second millennium BC.

By snappy and colorful twizy - electric two-seater quadricycles – you’ll enjoy the magnificent olives plain landscapes between Ostuni and Fasano, until the rocky Park of Lama d´Antico and the ancient city of Egnazia. ForPlay offers a twizy rental service with the tour run by the cooperative Serapia.

If, instead, you want to discover the agri-food typical products, Gaia and Serapia give you the chance to explore the farms under the Park’s Brand to know, among others, the Pezze di Greco typical figs, tomatoes “Regina” of Torre Canne, Senatore Capplli wheat, extra virgin olive oil produced by olive trees of Salento of Ogliarola varieties and cheeses obtained from farming on the pastures all the way to the sea.

The cooperative Serapia also organizes walks in the moonlight by the sea, literary tours and walks in search for owls in the monumental olive groves, laboratories to discover the biodiversity of edible wild plants and their traditional uses in the kitchen. For all tours, reservation is required.

Feel free to ask for more information contacting the Park Dune Costiere office, calling the number +39 348 1638228, and emailing at info@parcodunecostiere.org, or contacting the information center set up at the former Roadman’s House ANAS - Fasano Montalbano Albergabici, accessible from the former SS 16 Ostuni - Fasano.

The Albergabici, until September 30th 2016, will be open on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00. Here you will learn about all the initiatives of the Park and rent a bike. 

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE "Dune costiere da Torre Canne a Torre S. Leonardo" - e-mail PEC parcodunecostiere@pec.it