Singing, dancing, games, cooking and traditions. Every late August Anacapri welcomes the Settembrata
by Riccardo Esposito
The last days of August usually go by slowly, leading up to a grim return home after the holidays. It can be hard at times. But what happens in Anacapri? The last days of August in Anacapri are all about excitement, in every street, alley, and square. It looks like the town is preparing for a festival dedicated to Bacchus. Someone suggests: “Come on, stay a couple more days: the Settembrata’s about to begin.” Immediately eyes shine and those who can, put off their departure. You have only to walk along Via Giuseppe Orlandi to understand that the town is preparing for a great festival. Shop owners, for example, decorating their windows with bunches of grapes and ancient tools found in the cellars; near the Casa Rossa a group of people is setting up a stall: this is where the food itinerary begins, crossing the old town up to the Boffe, one of the historic squares of Anacapri, where a flea market is held during the festival. This is the Settembrata: a yearly event that brings the whole Anacapri community together
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The "Settembrata Anacaprese" is an annual festival held at the end of the summer in Anacapri.
The festival lasts a number of days, and centers around a competition between the four historic quarters of the town: La Porta, Le Boffe, Le Pietre, and Le Stalle.
Each year a theme is announced, and the quarters compete in the preparation of food, decorations, historic costumes, and procession floats according to a theme.
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Procession with floats along the streets of Anacapri
A themed food walk with samples of dishes in each of the 4 quarters
Art exhibits including artists from Capri
Entertainment for children
Concerts and shows