The typical dance of the island of Ischia. The 'Ndrezzata of The theories regarding the origins of this dance and its importance on the island are numerous. There is who says, for example, which has Greek origin, and who sees its roots in Spain. The historical sources available are two: a text preserved in the Antoniana Library of Ischia where is. It is said that two men, Rocc'none from Barano and Giovannone from Buonopane, courting the same woman. Rocc'none was a sailor and during one of his travels he had bought a sash or shawl, there are doubts about as a gift to his beloved. No one else had the sash, so when the betrayed lover saw Giovannone wear it, challenged him to resolve the matter between men near the bridge that divides the two countries. Around was made the first costume, inspired by the past of ordinary people, mostly fishermen.
In Greek elegance, the poet or a pronoun pronounced the composition, while a flutist used to accompany and emphasize the play. In fact, the text is the only single point. Indeed, the text is the only sure element from which to begin to try to solve the question of the meaning and the age of formation. Monte Cupo refers to the ancient Moropano.
Marina Beach. Maronti Beach. Capri Procida Ponza Ventotene Vivara. Positano Amalfi Sorrento Ravello. The origins of la 'Ndrezzata are still not clear: some say that it was introduced by the Greeks and that it displays an imitation or a parody of the art of duelling taught to young Greek soldiers. Other sources claim that the dance symbolises the fight between the inhabitants of Ischia and the Saracens invading the island from the coast of Africa.
At the northern periphery of the Gulf of Naples lies the enchanting Island of Ischia. Steeped in history and legend, this jewel of the Tyrrhenian is the birthplace of the 'Ndrezzata, a traditional folk dance whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Twirling with increasing speed, armed participants strike and parry with wooden swords and mazzarelli cudgels in a dance, some say, symbolizes the war between the sexes or nymphs and satyrs.