PALIO DI SANT’ELMO
In April in Bomarzo there’s the Palio of St. Elmo, on the occasion of the festivities dedicated to the patron saint. The Palio lasts three days and ends with a horse race with many districts, the prize is made by a different artist every year and is held in the church until the final race.
SAN PELLEGRINO IN FIORE
In May in Viterbo there’s the San Pellegrino in Fiore, an event that plans to decorate all the streets and the balconies of the medieval quarter with flowers, a parade with costumed actors, performances by folk groups, musicians and flag bearers.
In July in Viterbo there’s Ludica 1243, always in the medieval district of San Pellegrino, is staged the spectacular historical re-enactment of the siege of Frederick II of Swabia in 1243. For the occasion, people in costume take on the role of warriors participating in a sword or archery tournament, there are also knights and ladies along with jesters, beggars, musicians to take the town back in time the.
SAGRA DEL CINGHIALE
In June in Soriano nel Cimino there is the Wild Boar Festival. This meat is prepared in many delicious recipes, starting with the grilled meat with sausages and chops, boar stew, jugged wild boar, and the main courses made of the pappardelle with wild boar sauce. There are also many excellent local wines and traditional desserts.
SAGRA DEGLI STROZZAPRETI
In July, in Soriano nel Cimino there’s the Strozzapreti Festival. This festival has gained thousands of visitors from across the district of Viterbo and many tourists. Strozzapreti are a typical dish of Soriano and are prepared with a simple pasta made of flour and water seasoned with different sauces, or served without flavorings. Along with Strozzapreti you can taste the many other local gastronomic specialties.
MACCHINA DI SANTA ROSA
In September in Viterbo there’s the celebration of Santa Rosa, the patron saint of the town. For the occasion they organize the procession with the Machine of Santa Rosa, one of the most spectacular displays in this kind of procession. The machine reaches a height of thirty meters, decked out with lights and colors topped with a statue of the saint. The procession commemorates the transportation of the mortal remains of Santa Rosa that happened in 1258.
SAGRA DELLE CASTAGNE E TORNEO DEGLI ARCIERI
In October in Soriano nel Cimino there is the Chestnut Festival and the Archers Tournament. Archers, divided into districts, compete in an archery competition from three different distances and they have 6 arrows for each distance. The race is combined with the Chestnut Festival that offers many delicious dishes prepared with this typical fruit of the area.