0 Likes

Marriage of the Tree, Vetralla

Probably a ceremony of pagan origins, known as early as 1368, the Tree Weddings are officially celebrated here on may 8 every year since 1432, when Pope Eugene IV gave the forests of Mount Fogliano to Vetralla. The story intertwines since then with the tradition that requires, for the forest to remain in the property of the city, that the famous Tree Weddings be celebrated every year, when the mayor symbolically renews the city's engagement to the woods.

A procession of horsemen, ladies in traditional costumes, and flag-wavers then makes homage to the uncommon pair of spouses.

Copyright: Andrea ruggirello
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 12/05/2009
Updated: 18/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags: sposalizio dell'albero; event; outdoors; people; feast; folklore; medieval; pageant
comments powered by Disqus

Dab Yob
Beech forest near San Martino al Cimino, Italy
Dab Yob
Etruscan tomb, Barbarano Romano, Italy
Dab Yob
Casino and Garden, Villa Farnese, Caprarola, Italy
Andrea Ruggirello
Piazza Cappella, Viterbo
Marco Chiaudano
Viterbo, Piazza San Pellegrino
Dab Yob
piazza San Pellegrino in medieval Viterbo, Italy
Marco Chiaudano
Viterbo, Via San Pellegrino
Dab Yob
street in medieval Viterbo, Italy
Andrea Ruggirello
Popes' Palace, Viterbo
Andrea Ruggirello
Piazza del Plebiscito, Viterbo
Carsten Arenz
Vejano - Piazza XX September - Fountain
Carsten Arenz
Vejano - Piazza XX September - Memorial
Massimo Storari
Climbing Kongoryn Els - MONGOLIA
Marek Koszorek
Climbing on Slieve Bearnagh
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Replica of The Footprint of the Lord Buddha Saraburi, Ancient Siam, Thailand
Marcio Cabral
Bossetti Falls
claudio-agostini
Torbole - Christmas 2010
yunzen liu
the confluence of the Yaluzhangbu River 2. and Niyang River Nyingchi Tibet
Monika Moser Nagy
Red Factory in Zürich
Martin Hertel
Wintertime
Massimo Storari
On the Way to Naiman Nuur - MONGOLIA
Martin Broomfield
Eruption at Anak Krakatoa
Thomas Schwarz
Fruit Meadows Wiesbaden Kloppenheim Winter Germany
Jan Koehn
Winter Tree
Andrea Ruggirello
Cathedral of Saint Christina, Bolsena
Andrea Ruggirello
Marriage of the Tree, Vetralla
Andrea Ruggirello
Church of Santa Maria in Castello, Tarquinia
Andrea Ruggirello
Piazza Cappella, Viterbo
Andrea Ruggirello
Popes' Palace, Viterbo
Andrea Ruggirello
Park and Tower of Lavello, Tuscania
Andrea Ruggirello
Castle, Torre Alfina, Acquapendente
Andrea Ruggirello
"Le Passate" - feast of the Madonna del Monte, Marta
Andrea Ruggirello
Piazza F. Basile and Il Rivellino theatre, Tuscania
Andrea Ruggirello
Piazza del Plebiscito, Viterbo
Andrea Ruggirello
Ebla fontana ponte
Andrea Ruggirello
Pawn bridge, Civita di Bagnoregio
More About Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.Text by Steve Smith.