La festa di San Felice

Civitanova del Sannio is a sleepy little town of about 900 people, compared to about 2,000 when my mom and dad lived there in the 30’s and 40’s. It is located in a central valley in southern Italy. In the years following WWII, the population declined as residents emigrated to America, Canada, other parts of Italy, and various European countries. Still, the pull of “home” remains strong, and many return along with tourists from nearby towns, for La Festa di San Felice Martire, the Feast of Saint Felix the Martyr.


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