The end of November is a special time in Amalfi. On the 29th and 30th of November, the town celebrates their patron saint and protector Sant’ Andrea (St. Andrew) with special masses and a big procession of the beautiful 17th-century statue of the saint that you see in the photograph above. This year many of the usual events, including the elaborate procession, were cancelled due to the terrible weather and heavy rain. But I was able to visit the church on Monday night for the vigilia, or eve, of the celebrations for Sant’ Andrea. The Duomo was lit beautifully and filled with music – the best way to see the cathedral! You can read about and see videos I made of the events for the Festival of Sant’ Andrea and the miracle of the Manna over at my Amalfi Coast Local Flavor Blog for NileGuide. Enjoy!
I saw the post on the other blog you write, I had no idea this statute was part of a procession twice a year. I am glad you managed not to let the weather spoil the event for you.
Ciao Linda! It’s quite a spectacular procession, and I was really excited to share it on my blogs this time. Guess you’ll have to wait until June! 🙂
There are few things as magnificent as music in a massive church. No matter what your faith, it is truly inspiring. 🙂
Ciao Krista! Very well put. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂