Patronal feast of Saint Gaetano 2018: an appointment “between the sacred and the profane”

  • Published: 7-06-2018
  • Category: Events

Patronal feast of Saint Gaetano 2018

You are among the lucky ones that this year will spend the summer on Elba island. Marina di Campo, which you can see in the picture, is easily reached. And 7 August becomes an opportunity to participate in one of the most characteristic events taking place on Elba island: the 2018 edition of the patronal feast of Saint Gaetano.

 

The program

The patronal feast can only begin in the parish church of Saint Gaetano in Marina di Campo: here, at 9:00 pm, the holy mass will be celebrated enriched by the performance of the Schola Cantorum Saint Gaetano. After the liturgy, we will move outdoors. At 10:00 pm, in fact, what could be considered as the most awaited moment of the feast, or the procession begins. It will wind through the streets of Rio Marina and will end with the statue of the saint placed on a boat for the suggestive blessing from the gulf. At 12:00 pm, final show of fireworks. The patronal feast of Saint Gaetano will also be a time when the sacred meets the profane. Because, since a few days before the actual event, there will be the opportunity to shop and taste the typical dishes of Elba island.

 

How to get

Portoferraio is not only the main town of the island but also one of the most important ports where ferries dock for Elba island, and it is here that we advise you to stay: it is, in fact, in a strategic position from which you can easily reach all points of the island in a short time, either by yourself or by bus.

To get from Portoferraio to Marina di Campo, you must:

  • Take the provincial road 24 up to Procchio;
  • From Procchio, take the provincial road 25 to Marina di Campo.

The journey by car takes just half an hour.

 

More information

For more information on the 2018 edition of the patronal feast of Saint Gaetano, please refer to the official website of the municipality of Campo nell’Elba (of which Marina di Campo is a fraction), Comune.camponellelba.li.it.

 

Image source: Di Spiro sub elba – selbst fotografiert = Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11293394

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