Procession of the Dead Christ and the Distressed Virgin Mary at Somma Vesuviana
procession of the "fujenti" at Madonna dell'Arco's Sanctuary
an important fair is prepared at Somma Vesuviana around Santa
Maria del Pozzo
Saturday after Easter
at Somma Vesuviana, procession of the "Sabato dei Fuochi",
which reaches the Mt. Somma's top
Livestock and goods fair
at Somma Vesuviana , one of the most flourishing activity in
the vesuvian area
at Somma Vesuviana, until the 3th May, celebrated in honour
of "Madonna del Castello" and of Mt. Somma and called also
"Devotion Feast". Of probable pagan origin, it starts with
the "Sabato dei Fuochi" (with fire-works on the Mt. Somma
sides and around the Sanctuary). Then, the manifestation
winds in several meeting occasions with processions from
others vesuvian town, accompanied by artistic groups made up
of dancers, players and chorister, called "paranze".
of the month
the old beautiful and exciting feast of the "Three Cross" at
S.Maria a Castello and Somma Vesuviana
at Ottaviano, San Michele Arcangelo' Day with angel flight
in Piazza Annunziata.
at Pompei, Madonna del Rosario's Day, which draws pilgrims
from each place of Campania and Italy.
before Corpus Christi
in Torre del Greco, the Feast of the Four Altars, with
gigantic baroque sets elevated in the town streets.
the Apricot Feast at Boscotrecase, Sant'Anastasia , Somma
Vesuviana with the oeno-gastronomical manifestation Vesuvius
27 - Feast
of the Four Altars
in Torre del Greco, which celebrates the four arts:
painting, sculpture, architecture and music
Meeting of the Craftmanship Herculanese
at San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
at Boscotrecase, Sant'Anastasia, Somma Vesuviana.
whole month - Festival of the Vesuvian Villas
at San Giorgio a Cremano and Torre del Greco, with
theatrical and musical performance as well as exibitions and
Madonna del Carmine's Day
Madonna del Carmine's procession
25 - S.
at Pollena Trocchia
26 - S.
Festival of the Vesuvian Villas
15 - Santa
Maria a Pugliano's Day
in Ercolano, with procession and fire-works
15 - Feast
of the Lucerne
traditional feast at Somma Vesuviana, at quadriennal
cadence, with traditional oil lanterns placed on wood
structuresjealously preserved for ages.
month - Festival of the new wine
12 - Feast
of the Mary's Name
12 - Feast
of the Mary's Coronation
at Sant'Anastasia, with the bell tower fire at the Madonna
19 - St.
celebrated in Ercolano, Somma Vesuviana and Torre del Greco
at Boscotrecase, with tasting of local products,
manifestations about the process concerning the wine
bottling in the last years.
Immaculate Conception Feast
at Terzigno and Torre del Greco with procession
Performance of the Living Crib
at Sant'Anastasia, Pollena Trocchia and Somma Vesuviana