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Colors of Lazio - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Luci artificiali nella notte romana Tourists who visit the region during one of the national holidays will be able to learn a lot of interesting things about the culture and traditions of local people. The most well-known and anticipated national celebration is the birthday of Rome (Natale di Roma). The memorable date is widely celebrated not only in the capital, but also in other cities of the region. The holiday is held in April 21; every year locals arrange a beauty contest and choose the goddess of Rome.
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In addition to the honorary title, winner gets the right to lead a historic procession passing through the main streets of Rome. It is attended by thousands of people dressed in beautiful old-style costumes. One of the emblematic events is held in the ruins of the Roman Forum; every year sacred fire is lit there. Among other entertainment options, music concerts, exciting competitions and culinary contests are worth noting; anyone can participate in them.
One of the most beautiful and oldest national holidays in the region is the Macchina di Santa Rosa; it takes place every year on September, 3 in the picturesque town of Viterbro. The festival is dedicated to the patron saint of the city; this event is more than 750 years old. The solemn procession begins promptly at 9:00 pm at the Church of St. Damian housing an ancient statue of the saint. The parade is truly spectacular, as the pedestal of the statue is incredibly large. Copyright
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Its height is about 30 meters, and weight is about 5 tons; 100 porters carry this large structure through the streets. Every 5 years, local architects and designers design a new pedestal; the most talented designers are involved in the competition for the best project. The solemn procession passes through the picturesque streets of the historic district, making 5 stops. Holiday guests can fully appreciate the beauty of the amazing pedestal and see the priceless religious shrine. Procession ends at the sanctuary, after which the statue is returned to the church. Many beautiful festivals are held during the harvest season; those are very emotional and beautiful celebrations. Usually they are accompanied by noisy public events and fairs, parades and competitions.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Lazio and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lazio
♥   Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Segni, 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di Maria SS. Annunziata, Anagni, 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Clemente I, Velletri, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Maria, Sezze, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario Basilica di Madre del Buon Consiglio, Genazzano, 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Agapito Martire, Palestrina, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Marco, Latina, 22.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lazio
♥   Castle 'Caetani Castle' Sermoneta, 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Isoletta' Arce, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Abbaziale' Subiaco, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Theodoli' Sambuci, 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Pia' Tivoli, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Lunghezza' Rome, 40.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Massimo' Arsoli, 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Lazio and around

Piramide di Caio Cestio

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
This structure is also characterized by the impressive size. The length of its baseline is about 30 meters, and the height - 36.4 meters. One of the main features of the pyramid is its unusual structure, inside the building is the crypt of the extension of nearly 6 meters, which ends in a small funeral room. For centuries the pyramid was disregarded. The first researchers visited them only in the 17th century. … Read further

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Later the church has been changing its façade and inner decorations. In 1377 there has appeared a new 75 meters high bell tower, today it is the highest in Rome. Nevertheless the numerous rebuilding, some elements of the original interior were saved. Visitors can see there wonderful 14th-century mosaics and in the leading nave have saved 5th-century mosaics. … Read further

National Museum of Pasta

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
The museum of macaroni in Rome is also worth seeing for those who love healthy food. You will learn how to cook and eat the pasta properly so as not to increase it. The remarkable museum was opened in 1889. Today the museum exhibition is presented in eleven large halls. The kitchen accessories, with which the local women cooked the pasta several centuries ago, the postcards and the stamps with macaroni, the interesting historical documents and the old pastoral recipes - these and many other original exhibits can see the visitors of the national Pastamuseum. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Lazio

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