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Events and Festivals in Viterbo                  (Back to Viterbo main information page)  


Festivals and Events in Viterbo and province:


Sagra delle Frittelle - Pancake festival. Where: Tuscania


Saint Antonio the Abbot, with horses richly decorated, dancing and plenty of food such as local products. Where: Sutri


Hooded Lollard's Feast, a very strong and mysterious event with some representation of the Purgatory scenes. The location overlooks the beautiful lake Bolsena on lush green hills covered in olives and grapes. Where: Gradoli

Fregnaccia festival, with parade of floats and distribution of cakes made of pork fat.

Where: Acquapendente

Carnival of Ronciglione, a famous local festival with folk-bands, Palio, parades and rides, and everyone wearing carnival costumes with red noses and traditional costumes of Ronciglione. Where: Ronciglione


The Barabbata, an ancient festival features a procession of farmers and fishermen, with offering of specialities like classical ?ciambelle?. Where: Marta


Cattle Branding Festival which includes a Palio delle Contrade with parade in costumed characters from the medieval times and rodeo in a ringed arena. Where: Tarquinia

I Pugnaloni, in honour of Madonna del Fiore with exhibition of flower (and herbs and musk) panels to revoke the miracle of 1176 against Federico Barbarossa. Where: Acquapendente

Christ's Run, where a wooden statue, representing Christ, is carried by running people, on their shoulders through the town, surrounded by the shots of maremma guns. Where: Tarquinia

Sagra del biscotto e Palio di Sant'Anselmo, an horserace between the neighbourhoods. Where: Bomarzo


Exhibition of Agricultural Machinery and Tarquina Fair, exhibition of manufacturers of agriculture farm equipment. Where: Tarquinia

S. Michele Archangelo, festivity in honour of the patron Saint with religious parade and ceremonies. Where: Vitorchiano

Wedding of the Trees where two oak trees are dressed up for a wedding ceremony to commemorate a papal decree of 1470 conferring ownership of the forest of Montefogliano to the people of the area; candy and almonds are distributed along with other country food. Where: Vetralla

Cowboy Rodeo Where: Tarquinia countryside


Infiorata del Corpus Domini and Miracle of Bolsena, dated 1263, it shows the creation of a carpet of flower started in the afternoon of the day of the procession and completed only a few minutes before the procession comes out of the church. As the procession passes over the carpet, it is completely destroyed. Where: Bolsena

Flowers on the balcony and candles in the wine cellars. Where: Vetralla

Cherry Festival, with local foods as cakes, sweets and special pies all featuring the tiny fruit. Parades, music, dancing and plentiful wine and grappa are also on show. Where: Celleno


Sagra di Saint Cristina. Where: Bolsena

Exhibition of the Soriano?s products, display of local handcrafted products.

Where: Soriano nel Cimino

Mountain Festival, flora and fauna exhibitions. Where: Canepina


Wine festival. Where: Montefiascone

Feast of Saint Ildebrando. Horse races and local products fair. Where: Bagnoregio

Lake fish festival. Where: Bolsena

Sagra del Cavatello (pasta speciality). Where: Vitorchiano


Feast of the Macchina di Santa Rosa, the Basilica of Santa Rosa contains the body of Saint Rose who died in 1252. Since then, Viterbo has honoured the Saint with a magnificent festival on the night of September 3rd. On this night, the so-called Macchina di Santa Rosa (a huge lighted tower that's over a hundred feet tall and weighs in at 11,000 pounds) is taken along the medieval streets of the city. The event initiates a series of cultural and other popular events that continues throughout the entire month. Where: Viterbo

Ottova di Sant'Egidio, a very old event created during Pope Bonifacio IX in 1396. Where: Orte

Bean Festival, display of locally made items and beans tasting. Where: Sutri

Palio della Madonna della Quercia, a very old competition. Where: Viterbo

Sagra del Cappellacci, a typical local pancake. Where: Bassano di Teverina


Chestnut festival, a typical sagra with historical Parades, flag-weaver, archery games and Giostra dell'anello (Joust of the ring). Where: Soriano del Cimino




Nativity, a live nativity scene with an ancient Franciscan tradition. Where: Corchiano

Olive Feast, with taste of bruschetta (bread dipped in virgin olive oil and seasoned with garlic, salt and fresh tomato. Where: Canino

Handicrafts exhibition. Where: Orte



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