La Festa di Capperi was a good reason to be in Salina on the first Sunday in June.
The festival, held in Pollara, celebrates the caper with music, dancing and eating.
When we arrived, the main square was starting to be set up for the festival
Italians love to party and this was no exception
Even as the band started testing their equipment, the dancing started
As well as singing and dancing, this party was about food. Local restauranteurs and residents had been busy cooking many different dishes all using capers.
After buying a pack containing a plate, fork and glass, we were ready for action!
It was a chaotic scene of plates being thrust in front of the servers as bowls and bowls of food were laid on the table and constantly refilled
As the famished were fed, the dancing started again.
They were excellent dancers. The moves impressed as the music changed from the traditional italian songs to neapolitan love songs and polish dance tunes.
No one was going home. The music continued long into the night.