Rutino perfectly keeps its past traditions. The flight of the angel is a very charming rite. It is part of a more complex theatre performance that is focused on the eternal fight between the Angel and the Devil. After a long spoken fight, the child-angel defeats the devil that returns to Hell. The flight leaves from a window on the bell tower and reaches a terrace on the opposite side of the square. During the flight the angel stops and under him there is a red and black dressed devil, with other rebel devils. The speech is long and fascinating, with the devil insulting the angel. At the end of the speech there is smoke and fireworks, the devil disappears and returns to hell.
San Michele Arcangelo Church is very interesting: it was built in 1400 and has three naves.
In August there is the nice show dedicated to antique trade.
Monuments and natural beauties...
- Palustro Park
Coste dei Santi
San Michele Arcangelo Church with three naves, built in 1400
Sarta Maria dell’Arco Chapel
San Giuseppe Chapel built in 1731 with a small Baroque throne
La Colombaia, in liberty style, belonging to Cuoco family
Rutino belonged to Lucania territory. At the end of XI century this area became a feud of Sanseverino family until 1246 when they lost all their feuds because of Capaccio Conspiracy.
The town then followed the destiny of Cilento Barony: after the Barons Conspiracy (1485) Rutino was given by Federico d’Aragona to Sigismondo di Sangro, feudatory of Acquavella.
The destiny of Rutino was linked to that of Rocca until 1661 when they passed to Garofalo family that became Marquises of Rocca in 1684 and then Dukes of Rutino. In 1738 Rocca was sold to Granito family while Rutino remained to Garofalo family until the end of feudalism.