June 13 is a special day for Anacapri which celebrates the feast of its patron saint, Sant’Antonio.
Already a week earlier, the historic center and the Church of Santa Sofia are dressed in the party dress.
In fact, colored drapes and lights fill the square and the streets in front of the church from which the saint will come out. In addition, there are also many typical candy and toy stalls.
For centuries now, during the first week of September, on 7 September, in honor of the Santa Maria del Soccorso, the Piedigrotta Tiberiana begins, organized by the SS Maria del Soccorso committee and the municipality of Capri.
Each May 14th, Capri Municipality celebrates its Patron Saint, San Costanzo. He was a Bishop of the Eastern world who landed on the Island during the seventh century, after a shipwreck occurred on his return to Constantinople. In Capri he became a “lighthouse”, a true religious and moral landmark for the local inhabitants who, since that time, have commemorated and thanked him for the miracle he did in 991 AD.
The last week of August, in Anacapri, the Settembrata, the famous festival of grapes and ancient peasant practices, kicks off.This event was born in 1923 thanks to a group of artists who wanted to pay homage to the Anacapri population for the hospitality received . In recent years, Settembrata has revived in addition to the historical re-enactments of the early 1900s also the agricultural habits and local crafts.