June 13th 2009 - Festa di Sant'Antonio
The Patron Saint of Anacapri
St. Antonio is the Patron Saint of Anacapri, celebrated every June 13th.
The day of the celebrations a long and sombre procession is performed carrying the statue of the Saint through the streets of the center and at its passing, from the balconies, the faithful throw rose petals and broom flower, the flower of Saint Antonio.
A week before the ceremony, the Church of Santa Sofia and the historic center of Anacapri are decorated with colored lights and drapes.
The small, narrow lanes are lined with stalls selling children's toys, candy and household goods.
In the evening, a concert is held in Piazza Diaz.
Festa di S. Antonio
June 13th 2009
Anacapri, Island of Capri