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
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
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
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
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.
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
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