Settembrata on Anacapri (on Isla Capri) means
Italian musicians singing in the street,
pacchiane (local women dressed in Neapolitan garb) carrying baskets of grapes on their heads, and contadini (farmers) pushing wooden wagons piled high with the first seasons grapes. This is la festa dell'uva e della vendemmia, the festival of the grape and wine harvest. The festa takes its name from September, it blesses the coming vendemmia, and kisses summer good bye. Settembratta was first started in 1923 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Edwin Cerio and LIno Lipinsky. It was paused only once in 1931 due to war times, however it reconvened and the seven day celebration has continued ever since.
Torte Caprese, * the classical flour-less cake is made by the local women and passed out to allfrom La Porta, Boffe to Caprile and all the little quarters of Anacapri. Small children dressed in Neopolitan costumes sing and dance in the street. As the week continues, each neighborhood in Anacapri hosts celebrations with local foods and folk music.
"Ana" is an ancient Greek prefix meaning up or above, so Anacapri is a comune at a higher elevation that the rest of the Island of Capri. Alternately, the districts competing for prizes include, La Porta, La Boffe, La Pietra and Le Stalle.