Santa Domenica is the saint who takes care of and protects the small town of Scorrano, in the heart of Salento in the south of Italy. As the story goes, many centuries ago Santa Domenica saved the town from a great bubonic plague epidemic which threatened to kill the population. Santa Domenica worked her magic and the town was saved. To give thanks to her, everyone in the town put a little candle outside their window to light up the dark and be grateful to the saint.
Now every year the town becomes the ‘capital of light’, with the most impressive light exhibition in Italy! With stunning colours, beautiful fireworks and traditional songs, there are also many stands with foods and typical products.