SAN AMANZIO Cultural Association

History, Culture, Traditions, Territory

About US

The “History, Culture, Traditions and Territory Study Centre of San Amanzio” Cultural Association was founded in Jelsi(Province of Campobasso, Italy) in February 2002. The basic idea behind San Amanzio Cultural Association has been developed by Giuseppe Santella, with the aim to recover and follow the thread of the tradition as an identity element of the citizens of Jelsi, in Italy and all over the world.
Everyday people migrate to metropolitan areas, pushed from the same hopes and the same needs which have always pushed our emigrants throughout the world. Each ethnic group want to retain his identity and his culture and their successors need to ask themselves these simple but fundamental questions: who are we? where do we come from? which is our identity?
History, culture and traditions allow us to answer these questions, actually our history, our culture and our traditions have they roots on a village, an hamlet, a small and rural community.
For these reason, our aim is not a mere and nostalgic proposal of the past that, as we know, can never be recovered; on the contrary, the purpose is to propose our history, even when it has been made to bud from the arid earth working hard. It is a strong call for young people, whatever they are born or live, they look to Jelsi as their family’s origin and identity. This is the Association’s aim: it will be a tool of meeting and a service for all citizens, both inside and outside our community.

Why we are best
for you

History, culture and traditions allow us to answer these simple but fundamental questions: who are we? where do we come from? which is our identity?


In a continuously changing world, our culture is a sure compass which allow us of not losing our identity


A map which allow us to look back with admiration at the path we have followed, but with a future-oriented vision


the totality of way of living and thinking which have become embedded throughout the ages


The chest that holds and protects our cultural treasure


In 2002, Giuseppe Santella, supported by a group of other interested people, founded the San Amanzio Cultural Association with commitment and devotion. They restored the statue of the Saint and the reliquary containing the precious relics to their former glory – the relics were given from the Holy Roman Catholic Church to the community of Jelsi, in 1740.
The celebrations in honour of the Saint were interrupted due to the outbreak of the Second World War. The festival has been brought back to the top by San Amanzio Association, due also to the kind cooperation of our fellow citizens.

San Amanzio
the biggest festival in Southern Europe

24th e 25th - June 2016 JELSI (CB)

Lotteria 2018

Premio Biglietto n.
1. Premio: Equipaggiamento da Boscaiolo 00139
2. Premio: ½ Canna di legna 01071
3. Premio: Motorino di Seconda Mano 03102
4. Premio: Spllatore Premix Professionale 06856
5. Premio: 30 Bottiglie di Salsa Nuova 00723
6. Premio: Mannaia originale "San Amanzio" 08014
7. Premio: Soggiorno per 2 persone, pensione completa 2 gg. e 1 notti a Jelsi CB 03097
8. Premio: Una Ventana di Uova Fresche 03085
9. Premio: Foto Autografata con il Presidente di San Amanzio 03567
10. Premio: Una Capra 00966
11. Premio: Make Up Sposa 02867
12. Premio: 3 Tavoloni Da Carpentiere 06313
13. Premio: 1 Bombola di Gas Vuoto a Rendere 02047
14. Premio: 54 Litri di Vino 04639
15. Premio: Prosciutto 05877
16. Premio: 1mc di Sabbia 02352
17. Premio: Gatto Nero 04020
18. Premio: Un Ruoto di Pollo e Patate (Cotto) 02581
19. Premio: Banconota Vintage 02122
20. Premio: Cena Per Due Persone insieme a "Quelli di San Amanzio" 07582
21. Premio: Vitellino 01923
22. Premio: 15 Birre 07846
23. Premio: Ti Rimettiamo Una Canna Di Legna 04477
24. Premio: 5m di Salsiccia Fresca 05084
25. Premio: Un Capitone per Natale 02252
26. Premio: Ti Mandiamo un Manovale Edile per Un Giorno 02800
27. Premio: Bidet In Ceramica 04265
28. Premio: Revisione Caldaia 06019
29. Premio: "Globb" Zappascure 08013
30. Premio: "Ufattappost 01337
31. Premio: 5 Gettoni per l' Autoscontro 00632
32. Premio: Veniamo a Cena da Te 03231
33. Premio: Profumo Pino Silvestro 04018


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Ssan Amanzio Association holds an annual competition for the award of a scholarship for students who are attending the Secondary School. The main aim of this initiative is to foster a direct participation of younger citizens and to raise the profile of our local cultural heritage: revaluating of folk traditions, our local history and our vernacular heritage.

Get in touch

Associazione Culturale "Centro Studi di storia, cultura, tradizioni e territorio San Amanzio"
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 89
86015 JELSI (CB)

Conto Corrente Postale n. 54863774 ABI: 07601 CAB: 03800