All posts by Emanuele Legumi

Blessing of the animals – Saint Anthony’s Dish

Blessing of the animals – Saint Anthony’s Dish

The Subasio is a land with a strong tradition in forestry and pastoral activities. It’s particularly felt here, as in all of Umbria, the devotion to Saint Anthony Abbot, hermits of Egyptian origin (251 – 357 AD) that the entire Christian civilization considers protector of domestic animals. Praying Saint Anthony helped prevent diseases of the beasts and, in all farming villages, it took place a big feast on the day of its recurrence January 17. Continue reading

December 12th, 2018
Feast of Pardon at the Porziuncola of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Feast of Pardon at the Porziuncola of Santa Maria degli Angeli

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

July 13th, 2018
Festival of Roasted Pork at Costano

Festival of Roasted Pork at Costano

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

July 13th, 2018
Satriano Cavalcade from Assisi to Nocera Umbra

Satriano Cavalcade from Assisi to Nocera Umbra

The Cavalcade of Satriano is one of the most characteristic manifestations of Mount Subasio.

The event was created in 1923, when the podestà Arnaldo Fortini established, together with other eminent colleagues as Gabriele D’Annunzio and Guglielmo Marconi, the formation of the “Company of the Knights of Satriano” to remember the last days of the life of St. Francis.
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August 25th, 2017
Assisi Pax Mundi: International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music

Assisi Pax Mundi: International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music

The Franciscan families of Assisi and the Choir of the Basilica of St. Francis, just weeks after the feast of St. Francis, propose another event focused on the figure of the saint. This is the International Festival of Sacred Music, non-competitive event involving choral and instrumental groups from Italy and abroad.

The music, on which the review is based, has theme, inspiration or composition linked in some way to St. Francis and the Franciscan world. The event aims Continue reading

June 20th, 2018
Halloween, Feast of All Saints and Fair of the Dead

Halloween, Feast of All Saints and Fair of the Dead

Three consecutive days and the same number of appointments for residents and tourism of Umbria: October 31 is Halloween, new and cheerful party with fancy dress evenings in the streets, in the squares and in the nightclubs of the major urban centers. On November 1 is All Saints’ Day, an important religious occasion with solemn liturgical celebrations but also convivial and aggregation appointments. To anticipate the holidays, the day before, the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli offers the Fair of All Saints Continue reading

October 8th, 2018
Valentine’s Day, feast of lovers in Umbria

Valentine’s Day, feast of lovers in Umbria

Saint Valentine, patron of lovers, was Umbrian and in Umbria this feast is deeply felt.

The present Valentine’s Day is inspired by the ancient Lupercali on February 15, the feast of the Roman period linked to the purification of the fields and fertility rites. In order for the year was favorable, that day, women and men, followers of God Lupercus, were chosen by lot to forming new couples, who had to live in intimacy for a whole year. The next year it took place a new draw, and it blessed new couples. Around Century V, the Pope annulled the pagan ceremony and he proclaimed, the day before the feast, a new festival in honor of boyfriends, lovers and betrothed, entrusting to St. Valentine, the saint of that day, their care and protection.

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January 10th, 2019
Agriumbria fair: food, agriculture, livestock

Agriumbria fair: food, agriculture, livestock

Umbria has always been devoted to agriculture, animal husbandry and food, excelling at the national level in the quality and typicality of earth products. Agriumbria is the main trade fair exhibition of this productive sector and gathers exhibitors from all over Italy. The exhibition traces the tradition of cattle markets which attracted up from ‘800 in Bastia, a city at the foot of Subasio Park, ranchers and farmers across the Umbrian central valley.

The agro-livestock event is Continue reading

March 19th, 2019