- Spending Ferragosto 2017 in Sicily: there are 3 cities to visit
- Everything you need to know about Ferragosto
- Fireworks show on the waterfront on the night of August
Spending Ferragosto 2017 in Sicily: there are 3 cities to visit
A great fireworks display for Ferragosto in the splendid scenery of the Lungomare di Napoli. Find out more!.2017 visualizzatore di file dwg gratuito
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.
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.
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. It's traditional to use the August long weekend to take a trip, usually escaping the heat at the seaside, lakes or mountains, so if you stay in town you'll notice it's much quieter than usual.
Ferragosto refers to August 15th and up to a week before and after. If you know anyone named Maria Assunta, she was probably born on August 15th! Most Italiani take their holidays at this time, heading to the mountains or seaside for cooler weather. Ferragosto goes way backů. There were already several other Roman festivals the same month, such as Consualia, celebrating the harvest. They were combined into a longer rest and feasting period after months of heavy labour in the fields. The celebration originally included horse races.
Everything you need to know about Ferragosto
Fireworks show on the waterfront on the night of August
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.