Millions of tourists visit Assisi because it is the home of St. Francis: magnificent churches, stone houses rose, antique artwork, fortresses and monasteries. There is, however, an equally beautiful city, little known, hidden among the medieval remains: is the Roman Assisi.
In the era of ancient Rome, in fact, Asisium was an important reference for the territory, wealthy merchants who owned luxury villas inhabited it and it was renowned as a thermal town. The roman domus, Continue reading Roman domus, forum, amphitheater: Assisi hides a small Pompeii
The Quintana is the joust with the ring most difficult and challenging of Italy and it takes place twice a year in Foligno.
10 districts (Ammanniti, Badia, Cassero, Contrastanga, Croce Bianca, Giotti, La Mora, Molupo, Pugilli, Spada) race for the drape of victory, with its horse-rider combination.
During the competition, each contender has to ride through the insidious track, shaped like an 8, named “Campo de li Giochi” of Foligno. At the intersection of the two diagonals Continue reading Joust of the Quintana in Foligno
The popular tradition is much felt in the Mount Subasio area. In June an July, at San Giovanni di Spello, Armenzano, Costa di Trex e Porziano, we celebrate, from several decades, many events by ancient flavour.
The weekend following the June 24, San Giovanni of Spello, known as “Paradise of pink stone”, celebrates its patron St. John the Baptist. This is an event full of initiatives in the sign of the friendship, but especially the Umbrian tradition. Continue reading Popular festivals of Subasio: San Giovanni, Grosse Cerque, Nottiano
For many years now we come on holiday in Umbria, we visited most of the countries best known as Assisi, Gubbio, Spello … but obviously we have not even left out the small villages that characterize the zone as Panicale, Bevagna, Montone, Collepino … The point of base for our exploration is from years, the B&B “Il Sentiero of Armenzano”
Continue reading Subasio – Journey of discovery
Carnival is a festival beloved by adults and children. It is an opportunity to let go a little, forget the problems and enliven the cold winter days with jokes, singing, dancing and good food. Continue reading Carnival: parties, allegorical floats – Assisi and Umbria
In the central area of Umbria in recent years many initiatives, related to this time of year, became more and more able to engage and entertain citizenship, passing tourists and lovers came for Valentine’s Day.
In spring, the Subasio Park is covered with carpets of flowers and herbs. A thousand shades of color appear in the middle of a beautiful green backdrop. This is the best time to immerse themselves in the meadows and gather peasant herbs, after the cold temperatures of winter have mitigated the bitter accent that distinguishes their flavor. In the past it was a characteristic moment of rural culture. Continue reading Spello: Exhibition of Peasant Herbs and Mountain Flavors
Middle Ages is the temporal container of the Calendimaggio, the feast that involves Assisi every year the first week of May. Continue reading Calendimaggio: the Middle Ages lives in Assisi
The event revives passed traditions and customs:
– Pagan rites celebrating the return of spring and the renewal of the life’s cycle, popular in the ancient Umbrian people;
– Tradition of the “Songs of May”, compositions of dance poems and song in honor of the love and the rediscovered zest for life after the harsh winter, in use since the time of St. Francis;
– Rivalry between Nepis (Guelph) and Fiumi (Ghibellines), the two factions vying for power in Assisi between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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. Continue reading Race of the Candles in Gubbio
The relevance of this festival is proven by the official coat of arms of the Umbria region. In it, there are represented the three stylized Gubbio Ceri.