Carne et Ossa

Possibly the most amazing and nuts foot race on the planet!
View of the small town of Pacentro



Roberto Zazzara


Cristiano Di Felice, Veronica Naccarella

Running time

56 minutes

Country / Nationality


In a small town perched in the mountains of Abruzzo, a unique competition has been held for centuries. Every year, in Pacentro, local men throw themselves barefoot from a cliff made of living rock, and run down to the stream, before running back up. The first to enter the church wins the so-called Corsa degli Zingari. An ancestral rite, the origins of which are unknown, in which people take part for spiritual or material reasons, tied to the indissoluble relationship between nature and man.