In the Savio Valley rises the town of Sarsina, destination of thousands of pilgrims, who come to this part of Romagna Toscana, to receive the traditional blessing with the “chain” of the Saint thaumaturge.
San Vicinio arrived in Sarsina to escape the malevolence of the emperor Diocleziano. After his death, his remnant was attributed the power to cure people, and for this he was called thaumaturgist.
In the Basilica of San Vicinio are still preserved relics of the saint, along with his miraculous chain. According to legend, this was used by Vicino himself to macerate his flesh, and is now considered a strong religious symbol, evoking human suffering.
In San Vicinio, every August 28th, a festival is dedicated, during which the faithful receive the traditional curdlen, which symbolize the famous iron chain. These are colored threads of silk, which are blessed, to then be worn around the neck by sick and devotees.