In Castrocaro Terme is the Festa della Madonna dei Fiori“, the celebration dedicated to the Virgin who, according to the inhabitants of the town, protected the town from the plague.
The tradition dates back to 1632, when the entire town made a solemn vote to celebrate the Madonna every year, which saved the entire community from the terrible plague, which for two years raged in the territory.
In 1630 the plague was brought to Italy by German troops, who were in Lombardy to fight alongside the Duke of Mantua.
Romagna and Tuscany were hit hard by the “black death”, but it is historically certain that Castrocaro Terme and Terra del Sole were not affected by this tragedy.
The fiest was nicknamed “dei Fiori” only in a later period, since the event takes place in spring, the second Sunday after Easter. The faithful transport the Madonna in a procession, accompanied by beautiful bouquets of carnations and candles.