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Festa di Sant'Anna - July 26

Each year on or around July 26 the six communities of the island of Ischia, together with its neighbours in the Bay of Naples, celebrate the feast of
Saint Anna with a competition for decorated barges held in the bay of Cartaromana, below the Castello Aragonese at Ischia Ponte.

Construction work starts a week or so beforehand, and after the judging is over the evening concludes with a re-enactment of the burning of the Castello,
followed by a spectacular display of fireworks.

More pictures and details (but in Italian only) here:

Banks of seats and lighting towers In the navy! Poster for the 2009 Festa di Sant'Anna Details of the 2009 event
First stage of float-building In my day, we made our own entertainment R0011687_DW2.jpg R0011696_EW.jpg 261_6101_EW.jpg
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IMG_0718_EW.jpg 2005 - watch out, men at work! Barges gather in the Castello bay Last preparations for Procida's barge Crowds gather around the bay
Pulcinello Pulcinella Luna Caprese - and fireworks The winners .... Procida's Trojan horse Viareggio
Burning the Castello 2003 - building Ischia Ponte's float 2003   All hands to launch Ponte's float 2003 - on tow! 2003 - the winners take a bow