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Tradition and folklore

The area around Vesuvius is characterized with examples of animated folk and popular identity, the fruit and vegetable markets, the market Resina and ports areas.
Ancient places where you live ancient customs and a strong passion for the popular religion, as still happens today with fujenti of the Madonna dell’Arco and the famous Sanctuary.


Resina Market

Resina Market

Resina market is perhaps the most famous market of second-hand clothing and military surplus in the south. Every morning also on Sundays, you can find authentic pieces of vintage and new and used leather. Many second-hand clothing stores that compete with the best boutiques in town. He was born during the Second World War, in 1944, when they sell objects and clothes stolen from passing American convoys and grew up in later years until becoming an institution. After a moment of crisis due to the earthquakeof 1983 when the buildings of Via Pugliano suffered considerable structural damage, the market was reborn after 1996 thanks to an intensive program of restructuring. The market Pugliano is the real paradise for vintage clothing and you can find everything you ever wanted, from the fur tp Chanel dressesfrom jeans to shoes Dolce & Gabbana.


The cult of the Madonna dell'Arco

The cult of the Madonna dell’Arco

Where today stands the Sanctuary, near a Roman arch in Santa Anastasia, once there was a shrine dedicated to the Madonna. Between the ‘400 and ‘500 two miracles increased the fame of the Madonna dell’Arco encouraging flows of pilgrims and devotees. The inside of the shrine has a Latin cross with objects and furniture of stone from Vesuvius and baroque decorations. A small temple in the center of the transept houses the ancient shrine decorated with inlaid marble. An altar, fashioned with semiprecious stones by sculptors in Carrara, allows the devotees to worship the Virgin Mary with the soft appearance. Among the other works of art, the sanctuary preserves a precious wooden crucifix of the six hundred and two paintings by Luca Giordano.
Pilgrimages throughout the year animate this sacred place, but of particular interest is the procession of fujenti on Easter Monday. A tradition that has continued for 5 centuries reflecting the first miracle of the Virgin Mary.