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Vita

Vita, Valley of the Murals is a small centre of a predominantly agricultural vocation, where fine wines and oils are produced. The town, founded in the early seventeenth century by baron Vito Sicomo from whom it took its name, presents vast cultivated fields. On the summit of mount Baronia, the wood of the same name stands, a large green space of important naturalistic interest. Here it is possible to go on pleasant excursions enjoying relaxing moments, in a healthy air and to enjoy splendid views over the surrounding countryside. Vita is also famous for its traditions: for San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), votive altars are set up, decorated with symbolic bread; on Ascension day, the Madonna di Tagliavia is celebrated by the population with heartfelt festivities: from the decorated wagons which parade through the streets of the town in a magical and suggestive atmosphere, local products like wine, olives and cucciddati, characteristic hard round bread rolls are thrown.

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Church of Madonna del Rosario Vita
CHIESA DELLA MADONNA DI TAGLIAVIA O DEL ROSARIO
The church, also known as the Madonna di Tagliavia, was originally founded as a chapel in 1896...
Earthquake Vita
TERREMOTO DEL '68
The earthquake of 1968 radically changed the town, not only due to the damage provoked but also...
Baronia Wood Vita
BOSCO DELLA BARONIA
The wood which covers the top of mount Baronia, extends over almost 67 hectares and reaches a...
Festa della Madonna di Tagliavia Vita
FESTA DELLA MADONNA DI TAGLIAVIA
The impressive festivities last some days and  mix religion with folklore. The procession...
Festa di San Vito e del SS. Crocifisso Vita
FESTA DI SAN VITO E DEL SS. CROCIFISSO
The people of Vita are united in the festivities in honour of San Vito, patron saint of the city...
Social Centre Vita
CENTRO POLIVALENTE VINCENZO RENDA
Of particular importance in the social-cultural sphere is Centro Sociale Social Centre, a...
Historic Centre Vita
CENTRO STORICO
The whole of the old urban centre of Vita is a monument with its characteristic steps, and the...
Murals Vita
MURALES
On the walls and doorways of the uninhabited houses of the old centre there are numerous murals...

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