Notte delle Luci
The ”Luminarie” represent one of the most beautiful expressions of handicraft production in Southern Italy. These lines of colorful flickering lights, whose origins can be traced back to Roman times, have evolved their shapes, colours and materials over time in accordance with the cultures they came in contact with and the technical innovations used for manufacturing them. The first historical record of the Luminarie dates back to 1500. Modernity has not overcome tradition yet, and craftsmanship still reigns unchallenged. This is easy to see in the frameworks reaching 30 meters of height, which are not built with nails, bolts or screws, but are held together only by wire and a system of mass distribution similar to that applied in the construction of stone vaults. The ”Luminarie” are a tradition of Southern Italy, but in Scorrano they found their maximum expression, also thanks to three companies which have upheld this old legacy, making it known to the rest of the world.