Settimana Santa a Trapani
For nearly 400 years in Trapani there is one of the most famous representation of Christ’s Passion, that is the Procession of “Misteri”, that starts on Good Friday afternoon and concludes twenty-four hours later.
The procession, composed by eighteen groups and two sacred images of Jesus Christ and Our Lady of Sorrows, leaves from the church “Anime Sante del Purgatorio” and it goes along most of the streets of the city centre. The manifestation, where sacred and profane meet one to each other, represents a moment of union for the whole town, but, above all, it is an high tourist attraction. One of the main features of the Procession of “Misteri” was the presence of the so-called the Wycliffites, that was following the “vare” by wearing a cowl and holding a large candle in one of their hands. They were excluded by the then bishop of Trapani, Mons. Francesco Miccichè, that decided to dissolve the Confraternity of S. Michele Arcangelo which the Wycliffites belonged to.