The Exhibition Centre

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I was born to host the most anticipated and prominent events from ancient Salento history. The first traces of the fair of Miggiano are long lost and tied to rituals of Greek and Latin origin based on big markets like the “Nundine” that were held every nine days in ancient Rome...

I was born to host the most anticipated and prominent events from ancient Salento history. The first traces of the fair of Miggiano are long lost and tied to rituals of Greek and Latin origin based on big markets like the “Nundine” that were held every nine days in ancient Rome.
Evidence confirms of how already at the start of the 11th century the area of Miggiano, to be specific, the square in front of the convent of monarchs of Greek-byzantine rite was a preferred place for meetings between peasant farmers and livestock breeders, who took advantage of the third Sunday of October to trade exchange animals and seeds in view of the new planting season.
It is probably in the heart of these exchanges of convivial atmosphere that the tradition of eating boiled pork meat was born and has in time become a typical symbolic element of an organized important fair.
During the past years, the fair has remarkably grown assuming the name of “Expo 2000, industry, crafts and agriculture of south Salento”, it’s a constant expansion, at the same time capable of finding a balanced relationship between traditional and innovative elements based on local specifity and aimed at a conscious development of the territory.

Latitudine 39°57'59.23”N
Longitudine 18°18'44.62”E

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