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Michael Swanson. Heather Nagy. Brian Jannsen. Irina Sztukowski. Greg Elms. Dan Campbell. Agostino Veroni. This shell—shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese and candied fruit was first conceived in the seventeenth century by the nuns of the Santa Rosa Convent, high above the sea outside Conca.
The recipe was initially jealously guarded but with time it became known in the area. Thus the sfogliatella grew into one of the most typical and successful pastries of the Neapolitan culinary tradition. The festival honors the town's patron saint and celebrates an ancient legend on the origin of the Virgin Mary twelfth century Byzantine icon kept in the local church. This legend says that a ship carrying the icon was beached in the bay of Positano and that only after handing over the icon to the town, the foreign sailors were able to set sail and leave the bay.
The celebration begins on August 5 with "Exiting of the Madonna," when an eighteenth century statue of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Assumption is taken out of the chapel of St. Stephen, where it is kept with the twelfth century icon. That evening, a procession of illuminated boats heads to the "Mamma e Figlio" rocks by the beach of Fornillo and then go back to the main beach, the Spiaggia Grande, and to the Cathedral.
On the last Saturday in September, the end of the summer season is celebrated on Positano's Fornillo beach with live music and tastings of local fish dishes accompanied by sangria. In the past, the Praianesi would keep dry branches of vines, trees and shrubs, to burn on the day of San Domenico in their garden while lightening up their homes with torches.
The festival today still has active participation from the local community of Praiano. People adorn their terraces, windows and streets with wax and oil candles. Particularly striking is the decorum of Piazza San Gennaro, illuminated every night by about three thousand candles.
On another evening, the people of the neighborhood of via Masa, the small street below the church of San Gennaro, offer their home-made dishes typical of the area.
Ravello becomes the favorite destination for music lovers thanks to the Ravello Concert Society. You can find the program HERE. Every year, on the third Sunday in September, the small village of Torello, just outside Ravello, celebrates Our Lady of Sorrows with one of the most spectacular firework shows in the entire Amalfi Coast.
For the occasion the borgo hamlet of Torello puts up lights around its church and buildings and holds a torchlight procession of the statue of the Virgin Mary. For about half an hour the fireworks and the lights around the buildings, which change color to emphasize the sequence of events, give the impression that the entire village is on fire.
Three loud shots signal the end of the ceremony. Find out more about Posa Posa. Flight Information. Of course, the town caters to its international visitors, however, much like other Italian regions, the Amalfi coast has some of its own specialities. High on that list is seafood, locally grown vegetables, cheese and a multitude of different kinds of pasta. So be adventurous and think local. One well known Positano restaurant, for example, serves spaghetti with sea urchin and a delicious fish soup which varies depending on what the fishermen bring in that day.
Scialatielli is a thicker, broader pasta made with a hint of basil and pecorino cheese. Add seafood, such as a combination of prawns, mussels and clams, and serve with a delicious tomato sauce flavoured with garlic, white wine and other ingredients.
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