Every year on the evening of 3rd September 100 men called "Facchini di Santa Rosa" (porters of Saint Rose) hoist the Macchina (30 metre high tower) and carry it through the very narrow streets and squares of the medieval town centre of Viterbo. The transport of the Macchina dates back to the transfer of the body of Saint Rose of Viterbo. In 1258, six years after her death, her body was moved at the wish of Pope Alexander IV, from the former church Santa Maria del Poggio to the church Santa Maria delle Rose (today the pilgrimage chapel of Saint Rose).
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