Open Cellars, Calici di Stelle – Umbria and the wine

Open Cellars, Calici di Stelle – Umbria and the wine

The Italian agrifood has Umbria as a region of excellence. A deep agricultural tradition, a respect for the territory, the quality of products and the delicious cuisine make known our region in the world. In this context, Open Cellars, the event proposed by the Wine Tourism Movement, has in Umbria one of its flagships.

In the Assisiate territory around the Subasio, the culture of the vine has an importance comparable to the olive and local producers have received prestigious awards with quality labels Continue reading

April 12th, 2017
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

March 29th, 2017
Calendimaggio: the Middle Ages lives in Assisi

Calendimaggio: the Middle Ages lives in Assisi

The Middle Ages is the temporal container of the Calendimaggio, the feast that involves Assisi every year the first week of May.

The event revives passed traditions and customs:
– The pagan rites celebrating the return of spring and the renewal of the life’s cycle, popular in the ancient Umbrian people;
– The tradition of the “Songs of May”, compositions of dance poems and song in honor of the love and the rediscovered zest for life after Continue reading

April 3rd, 2017
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

March 8th, 2017
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

March 22nd, 2017
Race of the Candles in Gubbio

Race of the Candles in Gubbio

On 15 May each year, decked with banners and colorful tapestries, Gubbio celebrates its Patron, Saint Ubaldo, with one of the oldest folklore events in Italy: the Race of the Candles.

The relevance of this festival is proven by the official coat of arms of the Umbria region in which they are representing the three stylized Gubbio Ceri.

Since 1160, year of the death of Ubaldo Baldassini, Gubbio commemorated his Bishop with a mystical procession Continue reading

March 8th, 2017
Excursions on Subasio: Marchetto Canyon

Excursions on Subasio: Marchetto Canyon

Mount Subasio is a paradise for lovers of trekking; there are many excursion opportunities for experts and amateurs. One of the most characteristic is, without doubt, the one that goes up the Marchetto Canyon to discover the spectacular gorges carved by the river.

The eastern side of the park is particularly rich in springs, ditches and streams that allow rainwater to run off from the top of Subasio. Continue reading

April 28th, 2016
Roman Aqueduct, trekking Collepino-Spello

Roman Aqueduct, trekking Collepino-Spello

The recent restoration of the Roman Aqueduct between Collepino and Spello has made available, for nature lovers, a new pathway suitable for trekking and mountain biking. Natural continuation of the Trail 52 (Collepino – Mount Subasio), the path is almost 5 km long, it starts from below the village of Collepino and it reaches the center of the City of Infiorate (the route has the new identification number 352).

The entrance from Spello is the Fonte della Bulgarella (altitude 313 m), instead, on the opposite side, after arriving at the village of Collepino, Continue reading

April 28th, 2016