Lazio – Events
The most famous sacred event in Lazio is the Sunday Angelus in Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter’s Square) when the Pope appears at the window and blesses the crowd of the faithful.
At the beginning of September it takes place in Viterbo the huge celebration of “la Macchina di Santa Rosa“, which has also been included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
But there are also many country festivals, some of them have pagan origin.
Really funny was the Palio dei Somari (Donkey Palio) in Amatrice (now distroyed by hearthquake in August 2016), while in Camerata Nuova near Rome a cheerful Sagra della Braciola (chop festival) remembers the fire that destroyed Camerata Vecchia over 150 years ago.
Accumoli (Rieti) hosted an important Equestrian Exhibition.
Welcome to the region with Rome and where the Pope lives. The region with the dome by Michelangelo, fountains by Bernini and where you can eat abbacchio lamb and pasta all’amatriciana…