From many years, the summer of Umbria has been enriched by an event different from the usual: Armenzano Emotions Under the Stars. Those days, the town surrounded by the Mount Subasio Park, already famous for its Living Nativity, comes alive with exhibitions, markets, children’s shows. The Stars are the true protagonists of the event.
The unique and unmissable event is the Night Walk in the paths of the woods.
In Paradiso place, a town near Assisi, and close to the Park of Mount Subasio, in July, there is a festival whose origins are lost in the memory: the Feast of St. Anne.
It is thought to date back it to the seventeenth century. The writer Vittorio Falcinelli in the book “Per ville e castelli di Assisi” handed down an ancient legend about it. In a far July 26, some of the faithful of St. Anne who lived in Petrata (town near Paradiso), while on their way to the nearby celebration, Continue reading
In August, the classic event of the summer at Subasio Park is the Meeting of Mountain Friends in Costa di Trex, a few miles outside the center of Assisi.
The area of Costa Trex, who touch the villages of Ponte Grande, Pian della Pieve and Armenzano, has shown, in recent years, a considerable bustling and growth in terms of tourism and hospitality. Continue reading
The Umbrian beginning of summer is full of appointments related to music; Festival dei Due Mondi, Umbria Jazz, Cambio Festival, and Trasimeno Blues are events of international level that any enthusiast shouldn’t be missed. Temporally close together (around July), the four events are, in effect, only the most famous of the many festivals of music and entertainment spread across the region and they highlight a cultural and artistic movement very broad and varied. Continue reading
For over seven centuries the 1 and 2 August, in Santa Maria degli Angeli, it is celebrated the Feast of Pardon, one of the highlights of the year for the entire community of Assisi. Visiting the Porziuncola in these two days, the pilgrims can receive the gift of the plenary indulgence, the forgiveness of all their sins.
Tradition says that one night in 1216, St. Francis, as he was praying in the little church of the Portiuncula, saw above the altar Christ and the Virgin Mary, surrounded by angels. Continue reading
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
Hispellum is an event that reminds an important part of the history of Spello, when in the fourth century A.D., under the reign of Constantine, the city experienced a moment of prestige, becoming the federal capital.
At that time, the communities of Umbria, although administered by the Roman Empire, maintained a strong sense of attachment to their traditions, preserving cults and rituals characteristic of their people. In the “Rescript of Constantine” Continue reading
That one of Costano is perhaps one of the oldest festival of Umbria. It pays tribute to the centuries-old tradition of the roasted pork and the first edition dates back to the ’60s, during which time he was also guest a young Claudio Baglioni, famous Italian singer.
The feast of Costano is a very popular event, with large numbers and with a remarkable resonance. Each edition bases its success on the culinary excellence of Umbria, among them porchetta is the typical product symbol Continue reading