Rave party in Viterbo: one dead and 2 treated for alcohol intoxication. Thousands arrived from all over Europe

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Inside the “never-ending” rave party on the shores of Lake Mezzano


More than 8000 people coming also from Spain, France, and Germany arrived in Valentano, in the province of Viterbo, to take part in an abusive rave party along the shores of the Mezzano Lake.

Thousands of young people from all over Europe arrived in Valentano, in the province of Viterbo, for an abusive rave party nearby Lake Mezzano. 

A 25-year-old British boy was found dead and two were treated in an Italian hospital for alcohol intoxication. Local residents are worried about the spread of Covid. the mayor fears that an outbreak of contagion could drive tourists away from nearby areas. 

The party started on the night of Ferragosto. The party is expected to end on Sunday, August 22, but law enforcement is standing by to clear the area.

A farm owner reported several vehicles on his land. Hundreds of people have “abusively and without any authorization have arrived in the area”, according to the Police Headquarters of Viterbo. All equipment, including chemical toilets installed in the area, is illegal. There were at least eight thousand young people present at the rave party. Stefano Bigiotti, the mayor of Valentano said that it is “a situation that jeopardizes the safety of the entire local community and that we strongly condemn. We hope that the culprits can be promptly identified and brought to justice. This also out of respect for those who, with effort, work daily observing the rules imposed to counter the spread of Covid-19”.

The police are in contact with some of the organizers of the rave party to mediate the end of the party especially after the death of a 24-year-old who died in the waters of the lake.


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