from May 01, 2022 to May 04, 2022

On the 1st of May 2022, Cagliari and the whole of Sardinia celebrate the 366th Feast of Saint Efisio.

This intense moment combines faith, culture and ancient traditions in a special celebration that is unique in the world, which is now ready to return to its pre-pandemic glory.

Saint Efisio was born in Asia Minor in the 3rd century A.D. and lived during the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. As a soldier he was sent to Italy to stop the spreading of Christianity. However, according to tradition, he converted as a result of the miraculous appearance of a shining cross in the sky, later impressed on the palm of his hand, while Christ reproached him for his sanguinary mission. Arrived in Sardinia, while his soldiers fought against the barbarians, Efisio became a Christian and defended his faith, disobeying Diocletian who ordered his martyrdom. He was executed in Nora on the 15th of January 303 A.D.

Although the devotion to the Saint started immediately after his martyrdom, the notoriety and reverence that characterize the calibration today started after the terrible plague of 1652.

The dramatic situation in Cagliari at that time caused by the loss of so many human lives lead the whole of Sardinia to join in a prayer and credited the Virgin Saint of Bonaria and the Martyr Saint Efisio for the end of the plague.


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€ 35,00: grandstand in via Roma (side Palazzo Civico).
€ 30,00: grandstand in via Roma (side Palazzo Vivanet and front Palazzo Civico).
€ 30,00: grandstand in via Roma (facing Palazzo Vivanet). Seats available for people with physical disabilities.
€ 25,00: grandstand in via Roma (facing Largo Carlo Felice).
€ 15,00:  grandstand piazza Matteotti (facing the railway station).