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Emigrants' festival - Sept

For a while now Ischia Ponte has hosted an annual celebration - and commemoration -
of those from the island who left - mostly - for the New World, in the search of
their fortunes, or perhaps just a better life.

In dialect it's "Pe' terre assaje luntane" - we might say "To far distant lands"


At the heart of the project is the Church of Maria SS. Addolorata, in Ischia Ponte,
which was built with help from islanders who had emigrated over the years and
gathered in San Pedro, California.

Their generosity inspired the Emigrants' Festival and the stories of their
families are amongst the many that are told and retold each year.
The second year....
The second year....
Local TV
Local TV
Model of the Rex
Model of the "Rex"
The fourth year
The fourth year
Poster for 5th Emigrants Festival
Poster for 5th Emigrants Festival
Year 5 - Traversa Champault,
Year 5 - Traversa Champault,
Via Champault - emigre art
Via Champault - emigre art
What it's all about!
What it's all about!
Pe' terre assaje luntane
Pe' terre assaje luntane
Donne in viaggio
"Donne in viaggio"
Donne in viaggio
"Donne in viaggio"
Maria SS. Addolorata
Maria SS. Addolorata