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Amazing sight

If you can be here on the 3rd September for this festa, then do so, cause it really is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Frank B
Sydney, Australia
It's definitely worth seeing

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

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Viterbo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank B
Reviewed 20 March 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jo G
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Joyce T
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Katie J
Reviewed 27 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Lynn M
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 7 May 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Francesco G
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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2 August 2018|
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Response from luciano c | Reviewed this property |
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
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5 June 2018|
Response from lisa270614 | Reviewed this property |
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
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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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