Long known for its agricultural produce, Puglia is developing a thriving biotech sector

Mar 24, 2016 621

In 1959 the Neapolitan ethnologist Ernesto de Martino was traveling around Salento with a psychologist, a musicologist and a sociologist.

The object of their studies were the "tarantate," the ritual cure for the peasants bitten by the taranta, a black spider. If an ethnologist today would like to repeat De Martino's trip, he would be wise to recruit an engineer, a chemist and an agronomist, the only ones able to fathom a land that one can attempt to understand only by leaving behind confused and imperfect cities.

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Fonte: Italy24

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