Amalfi celebrates a big feast in honor of St. Andrew, patron of the city and protector of fishermen and fishmongers. It is reminded of the miraculous storm of 1544, according to legend, triggered by the saint, which prevented the Saracen pirate Kair-Ad-Din to take the city.
The feast begins with a procession of members of various religious congregations that lead down to the beach the saint's statue, affectionately called 'o viecchio "(the old). Here the fishermen take over and lead the race until the Duomo rising impetuously the grand staircase.
When night falls the party explodes with fireworks over the sea of the Amalfi Coast.