Parade Floats carried not driven

In the city of Viterbo located in Italy, its people credit Santa Maria Rosa with saving their city from disease in the 1600’s. The La Macchina di Santa Rosa is a celebration in honor of Maria. The tradition also entails a tower weighing five tons to be carried by local men. One hundred men known as Facchini train throughout the summer to fulfill this role. The tower itself is amazing and brightly lit as it makes its way through the city.


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