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The first feast of Santa Marinella is that of the ‘blessing of the animals’ dedicated to Saint Anthony and which is held on Sunday near January 17, the day dedicated to the saint.

On this date in the Quartaccia district, tastings and competitions are organized while the blessing is held in the Church of Via Aurelia Vecchia and is followed by a procession of the Saint through the streets of the neighbourhood.


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