Easter at the Aminta symbolizes the founding of the beauitul ‘land of the sirens’, along with the traditions and culture of a devout community, that every year recreate the sacredness of the passion of Jesus Christ.
The Sorrentine Peninsula is one among very few local touristic places that continues to preserve the essence and flavors of the secular community, while embracing the Christian faith of its locals. From Palm Sunday, to the Black night Procession on Holy Friday, which is the most characteristic, the holy week is extremely intense. Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Sant’Agnello and Sorrento, offer the tourists a memorable experience that embraces, history, culture, tradition, and religion.
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The hotel Aminta’s management always saves some special surprise for its’ guests. In particular, for Easter, it is pleased to offer, extremely convenient rates and inviting opportunities.
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Holy Friday Procession in Sorrento
The Addolorata Procession, better known as the white procession, is organized by the Archconfraternity of Santa Monica. The procession of the death of Jesus Christ, better known as the Black Procession is organized by the Archconfraternity of the Dead.
The Sorrento white procession begins during the early hours of holy Friday, and finishes at dawn. The members of the procession wear a white garment and a hood covering their faces. This procession represents the Virgin Mary searching for her son who has been condemned to death.
The statue of the Madonna is carried on the shoulders of the members of the confraternity.
The Sorrento black Procession begins at night, the members of the procession wear a black garment and a hood that covers their faces. The participants walk through the streets of Sorrento while carrying on their shoulders the statue of the body of Jesus Christ. The other members carry symbols of the Passion and martyrdom of Jesus Christ, such as the nails from the cross. This is the oldest procession in Sorrento, and one of the oldest procession throughout Italy.
The procession begins with a band that plays some of the most well-known funeral marches, including Chopin. There is also the choir that is made up of 200 members.
The white procession leaves in the early hours of Good Friday and returns to church at the beginning of dawn. The participants wear a white sail with a face covered by the characteristic hood. The procession represents the wandering of the Virgin in search of the son condemned to death.
The statue of Our Lady of Sorrows is brought to the shoulders by the confreres. The black procession takes place in the evening, and the participants wear a black saio with a face covered by the characteristic hood. Participants travel the streets of the city carrying the statue of the Dead Christ on their shoulders and carrying the symbols of the Passion and the martyrdom of Jesus like the nails of the cross, the spear that struck it at the cost and the thirty denaries that led Judas to betray it.
It is the oldest procession of the Sorrento peninsula, one of the oldest in italy. The procession is open by a musical band that plays some of the most famous funeral marches, including those of Chopin. Very impressive is the choir of the Miserere, composed of 200 singers.