15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sacred Snakes

In the village of Cocullo (Italy) every May,1 there is a particular tradition. The local saint is carried in the street surrounded by sacred snakes. Since many years, specific kind of workers, called Serpari, look for more snakes as possible in the previous months for the event.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Cocullo, Italy
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Karl Mancini