FIUGGI E LA FESTA DELLE STUZZEFor its originality the festival of stuzze (lat. Stipulae, stubble) is perhaps unique in its kind. According to a legend dating back to February 2, 1298, Anticoli was about to be attacked in the dark of night by unknown enemies suddenly appeared all immersed in the flames, to the miraculous intervention of the patron St. Blaise. Then the bad guys believing that they had been preceded by other attackers, went off and the country was saved. In homage to the tradition and legend of the symbolic burning of that distant night is annually commemorated by the lighting of bonfires. Whole logs burning are carried on the shoulders to the streets shouting “viva S. Biagio,” in a festive bustle that lasts from sunset until late at night.