The Porziano Castle of Assisi

The Porziano Castle of Assisi

Assisi and the area around the Subasio are for tourists always a new discovery. If you arrive with the intention only to visit the Basilica of San Francesco inevitably comes home with, in the head, a new route for next year. Today is the turn of the Porziano Castle. The small fraction defines the boundary between the City of Assisi and those of Nocera Umbra and Valfabbrica.

Human settlements in the area date back to Roman times and the origin of the name, as in the case of other villages such Continue reading

May 26th, 2016
Infiorate of Spello – Corpus Christi between flowers and art

Infiorate of Spello – Corpus Christi between flowers and art

In the town of Spello, the christian tradition of covering the streets with flowers on the day of Corpus Christi, takes place from decades with devotion, originality and high artistic level, to make the Infiorate of Spello a unique and internationally known event. The Infioratori of Spello working full months for the realization of these creations that will last just a few hours. Beautiful and ephemeral, the Infiorate, completed the early morning of Sunday, dissolves themselves after the passage of the religious procession. Continue reading

May 10th, 2016
Benefit Concert “Con il Cuore…” from Assisi

Benefit Concert “Con il Cuore…” from Assisi

Every year in mid-June, the Rai dedicates primetime to Assisi and solidarity. From the Square outside the Lower Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, it takes place “Con il Cuore, nel nome di Francesco” a concert to raise funds for the Franciscan missions in the world.

Since many editions, to lead the evening is Carlo Conti, a popular presenter of RAI and recently star of the Italian Song Festival of San Remo. Within the walls of the enchanting Umbrian town, home of the “Poverello”, the most beautiful voices Continue reading

April 29th, 2016
Joust of the Quintana in Foligno

Joust of the Quintana in Foligno

The Quintana is the joust with the ring most difficult and challenging of Italy and it takes place twice a year in Foligno.

10 districts (Ammanniti, Badia, Cassero, Contrastanga, Croce Bianca, Giotti, La Mora, Molupo, Pugilli, Spada) race for the drape of victory, with its horse-rider combination.

During the competition, each contender has to ride through the insidious track, shaped like an 8, named “Campo de li Giochi” of Foligno. At the intersection of the two diagonals Continue reading

April 29th, 2016
That ancient house in the woods at Armenzano of Assisi

That ancient house in the woods at Armenzano of Assisi

In Armenzano, village of Assisi, located in the uncontaminated scenery of the Subasio, there are me, my family, my farmhouse and B&B. We inherited and brought up this small estate in scenery of Franciscan memory, in contact with nature that so much inspired St. Francis’s life.

My mother and her ancestors have always lived here and I do not deny to be very attached to this place. Then, my “work” made it, to my eyes, even more beautiful. Here, in fact, I met lovely Continue reading

April 1st, 2016
Assisi Food Truck Festival and Village

Assisi Food Truck Festival and Village

Umbria, land rich in history and traditions, this june shows its versatility by proposing an in bucking demonstration: the Assisi Food Truck Festival, which therefore raises expectations and curiosity.

The Street Food Mania is, in fact, a recent trend; the idea of building colourful trucks to sell food on the streets was born in California in the 60s, but only in recent times it has come back powerfully present. Today, colourful and tasty travelling Continue reading

May 30th, 2016
Gaite Market of Bevagna – medieval Umbria

Gaite Market of Bevagna – medieval Umbria

In late June, the tourists who choose to spend a holiday in Assisi and Subasio Park have as a destination unmissable the Gaite Market of Bevagna. The medieval village, a short distance from Assisi, is most famous for this event that involves the entire city for ten days.

With careful examination of the ancient Statute of the Commune of Bevagna (Mevania), it comes to life a historical reconstruction with unique characteristics. The four districts, in which Bevagna was split (in the Middle Ages were called Gaite), challenge each other, Continue reading

May 10th, 2016
St. Clare, the Patron Feast and Palio of Saint Rufino

St. Clare, the Patron Feast and Palio of Saint Rufino

August 11 is the anniversary of two important saints for the city of Assisi: St. Clare, female mirror of San Francesco and favorite sister of the Saint, and S. Rufino, the first bishop of Assisi, martyr, preacher, promoter of Christianity in Umbria and Patron citizen.

Of the many episodes in the life of Clare Offreducci, founder of the Poor Clares, in the folk tradition two of them remain etched in memory. The first is the liberation, with the intercession of God, of Assisi from the Saracen troops Continue reading

May 10th, 2016