Easter brings in the spectacular Via Crucis on the Amalfi Coast, an event that, besides being a religious ceremony, is an actual show to be experienced during your holidays in Praiano.
During this time in Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello and other coastal towns in Campania, preparations are in full swing for an event so wonderful that it charms all of the travellers and guests of the Amalfi coast, with the passion and commitment of all its participants.
In the darkness of the night, reflected by the infinite sea, the town centres and maritime villages will display spectacular scenes thanks to the work of artisans and tailors and the participation of more than two thousand people for the Processione dei Battenti in Guardia Sanframondi!
Sorrento will compete with Seville as its penitents, with their traditional robes and hoods, make a procession during Good Friday, Amalfi lights up its cathedral carrying Christ in the procession and the same ritual is replicated with the same intensity and emotion on the island of Procida.
Via Crucis, religious celebrations of the medieval Christian tradition, were brought back by the Spanish in the middle of the seventeenth century in order to commemorate the Counter-Reformation that was made during the Council of Trent one century before.
Today, the Ravello Via Crucis is an actual show. Both moving and profound, it is a testimony of the talent of the inhabitants of the Amalfi coast, totally committed, for months, to the preparation of costumes, special effects and lighting that charm every spectator, whatever their religious beliefs.
Walking along the streets of the historical centre, surrounded by a movie-like back drop that takes you back two thousand years, watching through the torches that illuminate the faces of the participants, you will find out how much magic there is in Ravello created by its inhabitants, who will share this incredible experience with you.
Sacred and tragic, the Via Crucis on the Amalfi Coast is a celebration that we always recommend during the Eastern Holidays on the Amalfi Coast.