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Macchina di Santa Rosa

Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 3481
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It's definitely worth seeing

An absolutely one in a kind experience. The atmosphere and the great statue they carry is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lisa270614
via mobile
Amazing festival weekend

A small, beautiful medieval town. Visit when the festival is on to see processions through the town... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Jo G
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy
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+39 0761 3481
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A small, beautiful medieval town. Visit when the festival is on to see processions through the town and the spectical of the 5 ton Machinni travel through the town!

Thank Jo G
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

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

Thank Joyce T
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Katie J
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience an Italian festival once in your life, this is the one. Defies description. UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

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

Thank Joseph F
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

a unique show and a fantastic experience!you can feel the real atmosphere of the italian tradition!!

Thank Francesco G
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Kevin2Lazio
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

The sites in this town are wonderful and wonderous. I would recommend comfortable shoes and being ready to sit at one of the many great restaurants during their siesta time. Things close down at 1 pm but then get to hopping again at 4pm.

Thank Thelma A
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Response from Vale M | Reviewed this property |
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. Bye bye
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