The most important religious event of the year, also called “delle Passate”, to celebrate the ancient popular vernal rites of offerings to mother Earth. The sacred and profane peacefully coexist, being Maia, Cerere, and Feronia three Etruscan goddesses related to the rites of fertility, abundance, harvesting and the cycle of the seasons. At dawn, the roll of drums, the bells, the fire-crackers, the reapers choir start the celebrations. A peculiar historical parade walks from the shores of the lake up to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte where wheat, fruits, vegetables, olives are offered to the Madonna. A profusion of colours, scents and sounds make this a very special day.