Another interesting 3 day festival in Ischia, “Il Festival del Popoli del Mediterraneo” (The Festival of the Mediterranean People) takes place in Ischia from the 7th to the 9th September 2015.
The most significant event of the festival is the live representation of a night assault by pirates (the so-called Saracens, arriving from the north coast of Africa ) to the island, performed at Marina della Mandra on Spiaggia dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Beach) between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte.
The Saracen raids, with kidnappings, murders and robberies, occurred for many centuries on the island from the 6th century A.D. and continued for almost a thousand years, leaving the inhabitants of Ischia in a constant sense of fear.
The play, organized and performed by local residents of the little fishing village of La Mandra, is a well made representation of an important part of the history of Ischia.
XII^ Edition of “IL FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI DEL MEDITERRANEO ”
Monday 7th September 2015
18:00 Parade in traditional costumes, departure from Piazza Antica Reggia – Via Roma – Corso Vittoria Colonna – Via Pontano Pescatori – Via Spiaggia dei Pescatori –Torre del Molino
21:00: Live music show by the folk band “ CITTÀ DI AGEROLA”.
Tuesday 8th September 2015
19:00 Holy mass at the local church “Santa Maria dell’Assunta”, procession along the streets of the village of La Mandra. Tasting of typical Ischian home made cakes.
21,30: “ ISCHIA’S GOT TALENT" show and cabaret
Wednesday 9th September 2015
21:00: Live show of the Saracens attack – Spiaggia dei Pescatori
by Silvana Coppa for Ischia Review