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 2017

Premio Biglietto n.
1. Premio: Kit per boscaiolo (Agrifer – Jelsi) 3708
2. Premio: ½ Canna di legna 2920
3. Premio: Motosega a scoppio per potatura 1053
4. Premio: Bicicletta elettrica City Time 4842
5. Premio: Vitellino (Edilbiggio – Jelsi) 3658
6. Premio: Agnello (Macelleria Agricola Di Domenico M. – Jelsi) 6052
7. Premio: Decespugliatore 5635
8. Premio: Tagliasiepi elettrica 1370
9. Premio: Buono pasto per 4 persone (Antichi sapori – Jelsi) 3201
10. Premio: 54 litri di vino (La Fraschetta di Via Feudo- Riccia) 5159
11. Premio: Soggiorno per 2 persone, pensione completa 2 gg. e 1 notti a Jelsi CB 2479
12. Premio: Chitarra (Agenzia GSM – Jelsi) 5884
13. Premio: Wooden clock (Pazel - Jelsi) 6531
14. Premio: 1 Bottiglia di vodka (Gigi’s – Jelsi) 2591
15. Premio: Buono Carburante € 50,00 (Area di Servizio Tamoil – Riccia) 5645
16. Premio: Tagliere artigianale 4144
17. Premio: Buono spesa € 50,00 (Ciccotelli snc – CB) 1920
18. Premio: 15 Birre alla spina ( Bar al Chioschetto – Riccia) 2796
19. Premio: 5 polli 6440
20. Premio: 15 Coni gelati (Il Giubileo – Riccia) 1200
21. Premio: Buono Carburante € 50,00 (Impianto Esso – Jelsi) 2294
22. Premio: 5 casse di birra (Iapalucci Bevande - Jelsi) 2935
23. Premio: Apparecchio elettromedicale a scelta (Farmacia Michilli – Jelsi) 1727
24. Premio: 10 Pizze (Pizzeria Ciocca – Jelsi) 3622
25. Premio: Canna da pesca (Artemis Caccia e Pesca - Riccia) 5503
26. Premio: Cambio olio auto (Linea Gomme – Jelsi) 345
27. Premio: Baccala per 4 Persone (Trattoria il Caporale - Riccia) 375
28. Premio: 5 polli 1899
29. Premio: Cesto prodotti alimentari (Alimentari Matteo – Jelsi) 6373
30. Premio: 10 ingressi in piscina (Villaggio Turistico Ciocca – Jelsi) 1444
31. Premio: Pen drive usb 32 GB (Multimedia Center – Jelsi) 4537
32. Premio: 3 casse di birra (Bar del Corso – Jelsi) 6677
33. Premio: Pranzo per 2 Persone (Ristorante la Traglia – Jelsi) 3707
34. Premio: 5 polli 15
35. Premio: Prosciutto (Macelleria Jopp’ – Jelsi) 4765
36. Premio: Kg 3 di salsiccia (Macelleria Vena – Campobasso) 4361
37. Premio: Portachiavi (Gioielleria Testa – Jelsi) 2582
38. Premio: Kg 4 di pancetta 1744
39. Premio: Finish Wella per uomo (Teresa Miozzi hair designer – CB) 6560
40. Premio: Complemento arredo (Arredamenti Testa – Jelsi) 954
41. Premio: Buono spesa € 25,00 (Panificio Cianciullo di Moffa L. – Jelsi) 7837
42. Premio: Mannaia originale “San Amanzio” 940
43. Premio: Taglio capelli, barba, shampoo e lozione (Salone Tatta A. Jelsi) 1121
44. Premio: 5 polli 6802
45. Premio: Set Coltelli (Ellettrodomestici Di Domenico M. – Jelsi) 7244
46. Premio: Messa in piega (Afrodite – Jelsi) 3950
47. Premio: Cesto di biscotti (Biscottificio Cianciullo – Jelsi) 3650
48. Premio: Cesto prodotti alimentari (Alimentari D’Amico L. – Jelsi) 6100
49. Premio: Zappa + Bidente 947
50. Premio: Lavaggio auto (Autolavaggio Gommista Valiante Biagio – Jelsi) 2775
51. premio: “Globb” zappascure 2232
52. Premio: Kit Lampade Led (Teknoimpianti – Jelsi) 3538
53. Premio: Cesto prodotti alimentari (Market Testa – Jelsi) 1681
54. Premio: 5 polli 943
55. Premio: Percorso Trekking San Amanzio x 2 Persone 5040
56. Premio: Pranzo per due persone (Tiki Taka – CB) 3000
57. Premio: Buono Spesa € 15,00 (Gieffe Tabacchi - Riccia) 5768
58. Premio: Porta telefeono per auto (Phone Bet – Jelsi) 2798
59. Premio: 3 Kg di Salsiccia (Macelleria San Paolo –Jelsi) 6730
60. Premio: Treppiedi da Camino (F.Metal - Jelsi) 4552
61. Premio: Capocollo 2954
62. Premio: Caciocavallo (Calciocavallo FC) 1654
63. Premio: Profumo Pino Silvestro (R&T – Jelsi) 6844


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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.

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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