It doesn’t happen too often lately that I am in Ischia for the San Vito Festival. This year I was lucky, and I was there right on the last day of the 4 day event.
San Vito – Saint Vitus – is the patron saint of Forio d’Ischia. He lived in the early Christianity, around 290 and was from Sicily. He moved during the persecution of Christians and died as a martyr in Basilicata at a young age of 13.
He is the patron saint of many other places like Prague in Czech Republic, Mombaroccio in Italy, or Rijeka in Croatia and the protector of dancers and actors.
He is celebrated with a lot of events, flea market stands and a lot of music. The whole village is full of bright, colorful lights and the piazzas are packed with people.
We had a wonderful walk in the early evening right before sunset and had the possibilities to listen to some classical concert, watch the sun go down from the port and have a short look at the many goods offered in the stands. We missed the fireworks at midnight because we were already back in the hotel, tired from a day in the car driving 600 km to Ischia.
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For a perfect hotel to visit Ischia I recommend Villa Melodie