Population: 4.800 inhabitants.
Altitude: m. 146 m.a.s.
Postal Code: 71010
The small centre of Carpino rests on Pastromele, a slight hill, not far from the enchanting Umbra Forest . Its name derives from càrpani, tall trees that are popular in this area and its origins can be attributed to Emperor Frederick II, who allowed five-hundred deserters to settle in this area. The large presence of farmhouses and dukedoms made it possble for Carpino to erect a magnificent castle,of which some remains are still visible.
The economy is almost exclusively based on agriculture and on the production of superior-quality oil, for which the town has been renowned with the title of "Oil City". But the name of Carpino has transcended provincial bounderies thank to the success of is singers, perfoming music and songs associated with folk traditions of the past. In addition to the songs they perform tradtional dances like the famous Carpinese tarantella.
Music and folklore are the two words that best describe Carpino. The "Cantori di Carpino" have become famous, born from the school of folk tradition today they bring the folkloristic music of the Gargano, its sounds and melodies, to the whole world. They let the world know another side of the Gargano, made of proven?§al sonnets, folk tarantellas and unforgettable serenades, with Meditteranean rhythms that are all mxed together on summer nights in one of the most notable folk events in the world: The Carpino Folk Festival.
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