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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Among the most beautiful natural parks of Umbria and central Italy
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