Machine of Santa Rosa

  • Machine of Santa Rosa

Energitismo Insight

The Machine of Santa Rosa is the triumphal canopy that rises above the roofs of the Viterbo statue of Santa Rosa, the patron saint of the city. It now takes the form of a tower lit by torches and electric lights, made of light-­‐weight metals plus modern materials such as fiberglass. It is about thirty meters high. On the evening of 3 September each year the machine is lifted on the shoulders of a hundred men, called "Facchini di Santa Rosa", and carried in procession over a distance of just over a kilometer. During the year the device is located in the Museum of Santa Rosa.

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