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If you can be here on the 3rd September for this festa, then do so, cause it really is a great spectacle to see, this 30 metre high tower with Saint Rose on top carried by one hundred men. The main event begins at 9pm...More
An absolutely one in a kind experience. The atmosphere and the great statue they carry is incredible. If in the area during this event .... a must see! If you have small children in pushchairs I wouldn't recommend this event as the place is packed...More
Our visit to the Monastery of the Poor Clare's of St. Rose was perfectly timed around the feast of St. Rose. Although the actual procession of The Macchina of St. Rose had happened a few days prior, the Macchina was still on display in the...More
My boyfriend is from Viterbo and I from Biella but we living in Sydney for more then 4 years now.
We came in Italy to visit our families and I have been so lucky that period was exactly the day of this amazing event, Santa...More
I visited Viterbo for the first time in 1990; then again in 1996 and again in 1999. But I was never present for the feast of Santa Rosa. This year I went with my wife; my mother in law and my sister in law. We...More
If you are not easily impressed, this should push you over the edge...the buildup begins Thursday evening and culminates with the procession of 100 men carrying the 100 ft tall Machina through the city. It is one of the most impressive sights we have experienced...More
This is an annual event in honor of Santa Rosa. I suggest doing a wiki search on it to read a full history of it. Once you understand the history you can more fully appreciate the 100 "macchini" or men who carry this enormous statue...More
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hi, the transport is the event in general are free along the way, but in the main squares there are tribune with paid chairs.Last year tickets could be purchased online from the end of August, this year I still do not know... More
hi, the transport is the event in general are free along the way, but in the main squares there are tribune with paid chairs.Last year tickets could be purchased online from the end of August, this year I still do not know. I'm sorry
The quickest way is the train from Rome to Orte and then Orte to viterbo. There are some trains from Rome directly to viterbo but most trains are very long winded. So best rome to Orte then Orte to viterbo! Once in viterbo... More
The quickest way is the train from Rome to Orte and then Orte to viterbo. There are some trains from Rome directly to viterbo but most trains are very long winded. So best rome to Orte then Orte to viterbo! Once in viterbo you are in the centre. There are lovely bed and breakfasts in the centre but book early because the Santa Rosa festival is on the 3rd. To watch the Santa Rosa festival I recommend to watch it from the piazza del commune. It's a one of a kind festival. The whole city turns off their lights and a massive massive statue is carried though the city on the backs of men from the city. I'm sure if you go on YouTube you can see a video of past events. Pass by the tourist office in viterbo for more information on arrival!
Hi, of course I advise you to visit Viterbo because it is a beautiful city and it has a center full of history.
We celebrate S.Rosa always on 3rd of september, but in october is nice visit this city.