Usually there is just a sprinkling for about an hour, but today I woke up to pouring rain! It stopped for the night at the church near our house, but as tradition goes the Facchini must run with the Macchina up the hill to the church! 6:00 pm . 9 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 577-8674 (800) 404-7673. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. You can also subscribe without commenting. She was only 17 when she died, in 1252. Two days ago, Agne was supposed to be part of the “cortea” but it was canceled due to the rain. Lastly, my most recent discovery is that the Carlucci’s are not huge fans of gelato! The Carlucci’s and I watched the Macchina from the street with three other host families and SYA students. Festa Di Santa Rosa + Add to Google Calendar + iCal export; 00. days. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Two years ago one Facchini was killed, and last year the Macchina caught on fire, so it is obvious that the Facchini have a very dangerous yet admirable job. Vino E Cibo / Festa Del'Estate Summer Festival; Vino E Cibo / Festa Del'Estate Summer Festival Simi Winery . They wear the same silly costume as the men, which is adorable. After, we all went out on the town. Recommended on Daily News Advertisement La festa di Santa Rosa è il più importante evento della città di Viterbo, famoso in tutto il mondo e commentato ogni anno da telegiornali e social network. I really, really love it here. The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://viterbo.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/festa-di-santa-rosa-day-1/trackback/. 00. minutes. If you happen to be in Rome on the third day of September, catch the train to Viterbo for the Festa di Santa Rosa, the festival of the city’s patron saint.Thousands flock to see one hundred facchini, or strongmen, carry a 90-foot tall, four-ton macchina – an obelisk-shaped statue – of the Santa Rosa through the winding streets of the city. Location Viterbo. The previously overcrowded sidewalks became deserted as everyone followed closely behind the Macchina. Then, I learned that Bena doesn’t like pizza! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Comments deemed offensive or detrimental to the image or good repute of third parties, of a spam, racist nature or which contains personal data that do not comply with the privacy rules will be deleted. Change ), Blog at WordPress.com.RSS 2.0Comments RSS 2.0, More About Food (Because It’s Half the Experience), Torino, Thanksgiving, Marco, & Angelo’s Birthday. ( Log Out /  After the Macchina passed by us, everyone around us jumped out of their seats and ran after it. This gives us a great idea of what the Festa di Santa Rosa is like. The “Macchina” is taller than all of the buildings (about 100 ft), and weighs 11,023 pounds! The culinary treats of Santa Rosa’s Michelin-Starred restaurant, Il Refetorio, are as unique as the monastery itself. Her health succumbed, but she was reputed to have been cured by the Blessed Virgin Mary. ( Log Out /  Another great entry. Category Lazio. I am glad that Massimo is teaching you more advanced techniques in photography. But I miss everyone back home! One of the most famous sites that we saw was Palazzo dei Papi (Papal Palace). When but three years old, she raised to life her maternal aunt. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Backstory: the biggest event of the Festa is this Friday, when 100 men carry a five story building (macchina) through town honoring Santa Rosa. Our distinguished Executive Chef Christoph Bob has created an innovative Mediterranean gastronomic experience for the most discerning palate with the freshest ingredients from the surrounding Campania region. It was great! Today was the first official day of the Festa di Santa Rosa, the patron saint of Viterbo. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. July 18. The Carlucci’s and I said goodbye to our friends and walked back to our house to see the Macchina from the rooftop. You will never find so many people anywhere in this small town on a Tuesday night. She was only 17 when she died, in 1252. (He takes beautiful photographs on his camera and edits them to put onto his personal photography website.) Make sure you take notes so you can teach me when you get back. Festa di Santa Rosa. He showed me how to use the manual setting on my camera to make the water in fountains, and the lights at night look more “soft”. I’m starting to wonder if they are really Italian! Love you. But the big event of the day was tonight. To begin with, I discovered that Agne is the SOLE person in Italy who hates pasta! Since I have arrived there has been rain everyday. Date 03 Sep 2021. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. First, I'll tell you she's a really cool figure. ( Log Out /  I have no problem with this because the pizza here is sooooooo much better than in America. (I used my new knowledge to take some pictures of the Macchina at night). 16275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA, 95448 ... Visit Santa Rosa. Gallery Posted on September 4, 2012 by odesantis96. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Festa di Santa Rosalia, 18th Ave. between 68th St. and Bay Ridge Parkway, Aug. 22 through Sept. 1, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I had pizza today too. Your email address will not be published. I was taking many pictures with the camera that my dad leant me and Massimo seemed very interested. Your email address will not be published. Today was the first official day of the Festa di Santa Rosa, the patron saint of Viterbo. Loving the pictures and stories, keep up the great work! He explained the entire history of the Palazzo to me in Italian as I pretended to understand every word by responding “si”. This afternoon, a parade came through the center of town of baton twirlers, marching bands, and lots of people dressed in silly medieval costumes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. From what you say, we could never have a celebration like that here in the US: it sounds like a long collection of hazards and safety violations. We walked around the entire city which is surrounded by a single stone wall. To top off a spectacular night, we watched fireworks from the rooftop as we shivered underneath our blankets in the 60 degree sumer weather. Every year on September third, Viterbese men dressed all in white called “Facchini” carry the “Macchina di Santa Rosa” through the streets of Viterbo. G, Olive give me some of your food!!!! Required fields are marked *. It is made of iron, wood and paper mache and then covered with hundreds of lit candles (not the safest combination of materials). If you continue to use this site or you click on the OK button we will assume that you are happy with it. So naturally I was thrilled when my host mom made pasta for lunch one day. Your email address will not be published. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I guess I will never know what that actually meant! If their government stopped spending all that money, and cancelled the two zillion entitlement programs that they have established over the years it would be a great country to live in. On Sunday, since the “cortea”was cancelled, Massimo (my host father) took me on a tour of Viterbo. 00. seconds. At the age of seven, she had already lived the life of a recluse, devoting herself to penances. I wish I could have one slice of your pizza. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say: Born of poor and pious parents, Rose was remarkable for holiness and for her miraculous powers from her earliest years. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In one word it was INCREDIBLE! They build a new one every year. First, I’ll tell you she’s a really cool figure. It’s huge and gorgeous. ( Log Out /  Since Massimo hardly knows any english we walked in silence most of the time while he pointed at churches and the typical homes of Viterbo. But she’s big around here because she rallied the people of Viterbo against the oppressive Emperor Frederick II. For suggestions send an email to info@fancyitaly.com. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Festa Di San Gennaro – Napoli; Date 19 Sep 2021; Time All Day; Share this event. Other than the weather, I have encountered a few surprises in Italy. The author of the blog is not responsible for the sites connected via links nor for their contents which may be subject to changes over time. Since I have arrived there has been rain everyday. The author is not responsible for what is published by readers in the comments on each post. ( Log Out /  00. hours. Usually there is just a sprinkling for about an hour, but today I woke up to pouring rain! Before the Facchini begin the march through town, they pray at five churches in Viterbo and pronounce their “last rights” in case they are killed while carrying the Macchina. Change ). Most people would think there is always beautiful weather in Italy….unfortunately it is not true. Nel nostro blog abbiamo parlato di molte feste, come il Full Moon Party a Koh Phangan, Capodanno Cinese , il Carnevale di Rio o la Festa … Last night was the main event of the Festa di Santa Rosa. Most people would think there is always beautiful weather in Italy….unfortunately it is not true. Disregarding this fact, we have eaten PLENTY of pizza; we had it for dinner two nights ago, lunch yesterday, dinner yesterday, and they even offered me pizza bianca for breakfast this morning! (Well actually I woke up to Bena blasting Taylor Swift in the living room)  Unfortunately, the rain has affected the festa. Tonight, 100 little boys (5-12 year olds mostly) carry a “miniature” of the macchina, which is still as big as a one story house-ish and has candles all over it. That is why Italians are more relaxed about their lives. We went to a place that was highly recommended by the SWJ and it was a total bust. (The girls didn’t want to go because it was drizzling.) (Which was then followed by porchetta, salad, brownies and cake!) Next Event. Here's what Wikipedia has to say: Born of poor and pious parents, Rose was remarkable for holiness and for her… It sounds like your family is big into giant brownie cakes.
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