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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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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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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The Subasio is a land with a strong tradition in forestry and pastoral activities. It’s particularly felt here, as in all of Umbria, the devotion to Saint Anthony Abbot, hermits of Egyptian origin (251 – 357 AD) that the entire Christian civilization considers protector of domestic animals. Praying Saint Anthony helped prevent diseases of the beasts and, in all farming villages, it took place a big feast on the day of its recurrence January 17. Continue reading Blessing of the animals – Saint Anthony’s Dish
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”