All posts by Sara Calzolari

Armenzano Emotions Under the Stars

Armenzano Emotions Under the Stars

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.

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July 16th, 2019
Hispellum and the Roman era: gladiators, rites, pageants and banquets

Hispellum and the Roman era: gladiators, rites, pageants and banquets

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

June 21st, 2019
Onion Festival of Cannara

Onion Festival of Cannara

Here we are talking about another absolute excellence of Umbria: the onion and the festival dedicated to it which takes place every September in the historic center of Cannara.

This town, although not in the main circuit of cultural and tourism visits of Assisi and surroundings, can boast of illustrious historical past with churches, medieval buildings, museums, archaeological excavations of the Roman era, and important Franciscan sites. But what distinguishes Continue reading

September 11th, 2019
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Patron Saint of Italy – October 4

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Patron Saint of Italy – October 4

The October 4 it’s celebrated St. Francis Patron of Italy and, in his hometown Assisi, it is a particularly felt recurrence.

It commemorates the death of one of the most beloved saints in the world, who took off everything to marry “Lady Poverty” and to live in imitation of Christ. Francis is one of the precursors of Italian literature with the Canticle of the Creatures, he is the protagonist of one of the most beautiful chants of Dante’s Paradise, and he has the merit of having saved the Catholicism Continue reading

September 20th, 2019
Eurochocolate, Perugia and the International Festival of Chocolate

Eurochocolate, Perugia and the International Festival of Chocolate

Perugia, home of the Perugina, is a city with an ancient tradition of chocolate production and in October welcomes greedy and curious with the International Festival of Chocolate. In Perugia it was born the most famous sweet in the world, the Kiss (in the past used to be called punch) and from few decades it proposes Eurochocolate, a manifestation full of events, with a program that is renewed every year and is an excellence in this field, so that it was chosen as Official Content Provider in the Cocoa and Chocolate Continue reading

September 11th, 2019
Truffle Market Exhibition – Valtopina

Truffle Market Exhibition – Valtopina

In trade fair area of Valtopina, town near the Subasio Mount, every November, it starts the Truffle Market Exhibition in which, in addition to the precious tuber, they are presented all the culinary excellence of central Umbria.

The event, over the years, has made Valtopina, and the entire territory of the Mount Subasio Community, an important reference point for the commercialization and tasting of white and black truffles.
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November 26th, 2019
Living Nativity of Armenzano

Living Nativity of Armenzano

The Living Nativity of Armenzano is among the longest-lived of Assisi Christmas pageants. In the small medieval village inside Subasio Park, local people remember the most important moments related to the birth of Jesus: the Angel’s announcement to Mary, the doubts of Joseph, Mary to Elizabeth, the anger of Herod for the new Messiah , the Census, the arrival of the Three Kings. The acted scenes are alternated by interludes of everyday life
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November 26th, 2019
The Christmas of Assisi – Nativity, markets, many lights and colors

The Christmas of Assisi – Nativity, markets, many lights and colors

In December the Umbrian cities are dressed of light and color. In places like Assisi and Spello, which thanks to their conformation already normally resemble nativity scenes, you can feel the real atmosphere of Christmas. Looking at the festively decorated shops, I recall the memories of my childhood and the wait for the day, for me, the most beautiful time of the year.
For the Christmas season, in the area, there are numerous initiatives and attractions
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November 26th, 2019