Putignano

Putignanois a town and comune in the province of Bari and region of ApuliaItaly.

Culture

Putignano is well known for its Carnival, which is the oldest (dating to 1394) and longest-lasting Italian carnival, as it starts the day after Christmas and finishes the day before Ash Wednesday. There are four Carnival parades, three taking place on the last month's Sundays and one in the evening of the last day of carnival, Shrove Tuesday. As of 2005, the Carnival Foundation added a summer parade that usually takes place in July.

The name of the city has also been given to an asteroid of this solar system, 7665 Putignano.

* Source: Wikipedia