Sardinia Performing Arts

Festa di Sant'Efisio

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Published 06/07/2016

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On May 1, thousands of costumed villagers parade through town during Sardinia's greatest annual festival, the Festa di Sant'Efisio, named after the martyred saint who saved the city from the plague in the 17th century. The saint's statue is carried aloft through Cagliari's flower-lined streets, part of a four-day procession from Cagliari to Nora and back again (40 miles round-trip), and is accompanied by colorful costumed groups from throughout the island in an enthusiastic celebration of traditional culture. Ask at Cagliari's tourist office about purchasing tickets for viewing the grand spectacle along the main route in Cagliari. You can also find tickets at

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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Published 06/07/2016


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