24. Jun, 2012

Traditional June Festivities at Nola

La festa dei Gigli

Nola is a small town situated at the foothills of Vesuvius, next to Naples. On 24 June, the festivities of I Gigli are celebrated, reminscent of the legend when Nola was suffering the raids of Vandals, some 2000 years ago and the return of its bishop Paolino. By the way - gigli is Italian for lilies.