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09 April 2023

Corsa dell'Angelo


In Forio, the largest of the six municipalities on the island of Ischia, along the main street of the village, a sacred performance called “la Corsa dell'Angelo” takes place in the late morning of Easter Sunday.

It remains a popular and ancient tradition that retains the charm of a religious cult rooted in the island's history.

Many tourists come to Ischia every year at Easter to witness this festive ritual and be moved by its authenticity and the magic of a colourful spectacle.

If you choose to spend your Easter holidays in Ischia, don't miss this opportunity to experience the island's tradition.

At around 10.30 am, the solemn mass begins, at the end of which the procession begins with a small parade, the blue banner and white ostrich feather plume, the cross of the Confraternity, the statue of the Angel, the clergy and the statue of the Risen Christ. After the singing of the “Regina Coeli” by a choir and the people who are not familiar with Latin, the Angel turns towards Christ and the song is repeated.

After three bows, the Angel takes the first run and, having arrived at the crossroads, the choir recites the “Regina Coeli” and takes three bows, but this time towards the Madonna.

After doing this three times, the Angel stops under the bell tower of the church of Santa Maria di Loreto while the Madonna and St John walk along the Corso Umberto l° towards Christ.

Arriving at the Piazza, the veil is slipped from the Madonna's face – the most poignant moment – and she quickly runs towards her son risen from the dead.

Stopping to his left. Christ and the Madonna then walk together along Corso Matteotti. Carrying the Angel on your shoulder is regarded as an honour reserved for the few. 



To find out the days and times of the event check the official website: Pro Loco Panza Ischia | Ente Turismo e Info Point isola d'Ischia - Corsa dell'Angelo


Free event



Free event


80077 Ischia NA, Italia

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