THE MUSEUM OF THE PORTERS OF SANTA ROSA

The Museum is located in a medieval building in the historic center of the city near Piazza San Pellegrino.

The Museum, which began in 1994, is located in a medieval building in the historic center of the city near Piazza San Pellegrino.

Its purpose is to celebrate the transport of Santa Rosa’s Macchina and the role of the Porters. It contains videos and scale models, photos and parts of the porters’ uniform such as the “ciuffo”, a special cushion used to protect the porters during the transport . The ciuffo carried into space by astronaut Roberto Vittori and one from Pope John Paul II’s visit are kept here, along with the statue of Santa Rosa from the “Fiore del Cielo” macchina used between 2009 and 2014 .