The feast of St. Mary Magdalene (Santa Maria Maddalena) on July 22nd is a big deal here in La Maddalena. She is the patron saint of the city and the island, and the church here is dedicated to her as well. So when her feast day rolls around, the locals, tourists, and dignitaries all turn out for a celebration.
Here’s a video from last year’s celebration (2018). It contains everything from prayers to fireworks to …Read More