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
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
The tourist and amateur Cycling Marathon StraSubasio “Terre di Assisi” is a relatively new event but, with the succession of years, it’s gradually emerging as one of the most characteristic and followed appointment of spring. On May 29, a peaceful and festive invasion of bicycles and cyclists will fill the streets of the historic center of Assisi and the roads around the Subasio. Since the first edition, amazement and curiosity, of locals and tourists, in the city during the spring weekends, were soon turned into appreciation Continue reading