The festival all started from a legend. The story in the farms of the Salento region of Italy was that the only way to survive the bite of a tarantula was to dance the poison out. It had to be a crazy dance with arms and legs flying in every direction. It was from these movements that the traditional dance of Salento - the 'pizzica' - was born and La Notte della Taranta (the night of the tarantula) is the ultimate celebration of it. The La Notte della Taranta festival is held in...