Month by Month
A great fireworks display for Ferragosto in the splendid scenery of the Lungomare di Napoli. Find out more!.2017 come per streaming regalo un anno di fidanzamento
It might be the coldest month of the year, but Naples heats things up with free concerts on Epiphany and neighbourhood bonfires in honour of an early-Christian hermit. On 6 January, Neapolitan children wake in the hope of finding gifts delivered by La Befana, a female version of Father Christmas. Free concerts and events are held at various locations, including Piazza del Plebiscito. Short and accursed is how Italians describe February. It might still be chilly, but almond trees start to blossom and Carnevale season brightens things up with confetti, costumes and sugar-dusted treats. In the period leading up to Ash Wednesday, Neapolitan children don fancy costumes while both young and old indulge in Carnevale treats like chiacchiere crispy, fried pastry dough sprinkled with powdered sugar.
August 15th is when Roman Catholics celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven - the day when Catholics believe Mary ascended to heaven "body and soul" after the end of her life on earth. Ferragosto, the Italian name for the holiday, comes from the Latin Feriae Augusti the festivals of the Emperor Augustus which were introduced back in 18 BC, probably to celebrate a battle victory, and were celebrated alongside other ancient Roman summer festivals. These festivities were linked to the longer Augustali period - intended to be a period of rest after months of hard labour. In Roman times, the celebrations included horse races, and the Siena Palio dell'Assunta, which takes place on August 16th, keeps these traditions alive. Today, the holiday combines both its ancient Roman and Catholic roots; it also marks the semi-official start of Italy's summer holiday season.
In passato tutto il mese di Agosto era considerato periodo di vacanza e pausa dal lavoro. In Costiera Amalfitana , noi lo celebriamo a mare. Dopo la celebrazione il centro del paese si affolla; inizia la festa con danze tipiche popolari e piatti tradizionali come le melenzane al cioccolato. Tutto deve essere pronto per mezzanotte, quando le barche e lussuosi Yachts ancorano non lontano dalla costa per assistere allo spettacolo. Le tappe al Fiordo di Furore e alle Isole dei Galli non mancano mai.
Sicily is the destination of your summer vacation in You have planned everything. Because you have not yet decided how to spend the most important day of summer in Italy: of course, we are talking about Ferragosto. We can give you some idea. Three, to be precise. Ideas that have one thing in common: in one day, visit one of the most beautiful cities of the whole island. The first idea to spend Ferragosto in Sicily could only be the capital city.
Everything you need to know about Ferragosto