Saint Valentine, patron of lovers, was Umbrian and in Umbria this feast is deeply felt.
The present Valentine’s Day is inspired by the ancient Lupercali on February 15, the feast of the Roman period linked to the purification of the fields and fertility rites. In order for the year was favorable, that day, women and men, followers of God Lupercus, were chosen by lot to forming new couples, who had to live in intimacy for a whole year. The next year it took place a new draw, and it blessed new couples. Around Century V, the Pope annulled the pagan ceremony and he proclaimed, the day before the feast, a new festival in honor of boyfriends, lovers and betrothed, entrusting to St. Valentine, the saint of that day, their care and protection. Continue reading Valentine’s Day, feast of lovers in Umbria
Easter at Assisi is certainly one of the best times of the year. The city of Saint Francis, world synonymous of spirituality and ancient traditions, lives the resurrection of Christ with participation and intensity. In addition it’s spring and the Subasio becomes covered with colorful flowers; shops, museums, hotels, restaurants, everything in the town is reborn more beautiful than before.
For many people it’s the opportunity for the first excursion of the year and Assisi Continue reading Easter in Assisi, Easter Monday on Subasio
New event in the context of the Park is Borgo in Scena, proposed by the cultural and amateur theater company “La notte porta consiglio” The young festival offers three days (June 19 to 21, 2015) of theater, music, tradition and good food and it’s made inside the castle of Collepino, jewel and pride of the Subasio and the city of Spello.
A concentrate of theatrical performance, short stories under the stars, hiking, photography exhibitions, cocktails with live music; Continue reading Borgo in Scena, theater festival of Collepino
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 StraSubasio: Cycling Marathon “Terre di Assisi”
During the summer in Assisi, they take place the events of Assisi Music Festival, an international festival of music, art and culture. The project MUSA aims, through music, to foster intercultural dialogue in order to create exchange, mediation and tolerance.
Assisi, the city of St. Francis, is a worldwide symbol of peace, dialogue and acceptance; Continue reading Assisi Music Festival (MUSA), free concerts in the squares