If you happen to be in the Apulia region during summer, do not miss the best event, the so-called Night of the Tarantola (Notte della Taranta in Italian).
According to an ancient tradition, there were a group of women who had just finished to work in the field. They are tired and sweat, and one of them got bite at the ankle by a tarantula.
Suddenly she grabbed a tambourine and she started to dance without inhibition or worry. She felt totally free and she went on and on until the poison exited her body.