Viterbo’s Wonder, La Macchina di Santa Rosa

October 17, 2012

"La macchina di Santa Rosa" is not the "car" of Santa Rosa, nor of anyone for that matter: it's not even a car...but a "construction", to put it in very understated simple terms. Imagine a curvaceous steel, aluminum, fibre glass tower of gold, silver, greens and ochre, nearly thirty meters tall, weighing around 5 tons, illuminated with 1200 LED lights decorated with 900 handmade textile roses, 9 tall and delicate angels - and carried on the backs of over 100 men through dark medieval backstreets lined with "the locals", awaiting with bated breath....and you are JUST beginning to get a sense of the wonder. read more...