The pretty half...
..of this year's poster setting out the events of the Festa di San Giovan Giuseppe
San Giovan Giuseppe
Thursday August 27th and these two big blue poles are the first noticable sign that Ischia Ponte is preparing for the festa honouring its patron saint - San Giovan Giuseppe della Croce.
Microtaxi in Ischia Ponte
The Castello, with lighting poles for San Giovan Giuseppe
The lights going up..
...for the Festa of San Giovan Giuseppe
Looking back across the Ponte
One of the bancarelli, waiting for the crowds to arrive
Festas used to be one of the rare times when travelling sellers of kitchen goods,
tools and the like were allowed into the city with their wares
- a tradition that continues today.
Il Principé del Torrone
The self-styled "Prince of Nougatmakers" - who also sells lots of other sweets and similar goodies
From high on the Castello Aragonese
Festa lights snaking through Ischia Ponte
The band of the City of Forio
... who provided a concert of not only brass band music, but - together with four wonderful singers - many popular numbers from opera and Neapolitan song.