La Festa del Buon Pescato (The Festival of Good Fishing)
The “Festa del Buon Pescato” which runs from the 10th September to the 3rd October 2015 is an event aimed at commemorating the ancient fishing traditions of Ischia. Several events will be organized all around the island with the purpose of celebrating the sea, the most Important resource of the island for thousands of years.
The festival starts on Thursday 10th September at 18:30 in Ischia Porto with an interesting and evocative representation of the traditional fishing hunt in the port of Ischia, with a parade of ancient boats and actors dressed in historical costumes from the Bourbon era.
The port of Ischia was originally a volcanic lake before being turned into a natural port in 1854 by King Ferdinand II of Bourbon.
The evening unfolds with the tasting of different types of fish as well as video displays, live music and fireworks.
Full calendar coming soon.
As a result of La Festa del Buon Pescato, there may be some disruption to travel plans with ferries and hydrofoils in particular affected. If arriving at or leaving from Ischia Porto tomorrow, please check your travel plans with the service providers for the crossings as well as for buses around Ischia. If in any doubt feel free to contact us and we will be happy to advise.