March 2024



Fiera Expo Casa 2024 a Bastia Umbra: Innovation and Design in Building and Furnishing



A World of Solutions for the Modern and Sustainable Home

Type: Building and furnishing fair    
Date:
2 - 10 Marzo 2024 March 2 - 10, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/d9a19wFx7MXMboSc6


The Expo Casa Fair is one of the most important exhibitions in Italy dedicated to building and furnishing. This annual event, now in its 40th edition, offers innovative and sustainable solutions for the modern home, combining safety, comfort, and design.
Exhibitors will present the latest generation of products and services in construction, renovation, furnishing, and design. The fair is an unmissable opportunity for industry professionals, design enthusiasts, and families looking for the latest trends for their home.
In addition to the various stands, Expo Casa 2024 will offer a rich program of events, workshops, and seminars, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the new trends and solutions for domestic life. It is the ideal place to discover over 5000 solutions for the home, from furniture to the most advanced housing technologies.



Spello's Cinema Festival: A Stage for the Hidden Arts



Celebrating the Craftsmanship and Creativity Behind the Scenes

Type
: Film festival and artistic celebration
Date: March 8-17, 2024 (dates to be confirmed)
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/JLt6Qm38E1fziP1E9

The Spello Film Festival, a unique event of its kind, is dedicated to celebrating the cinema professionals who work behind the scenes. This annual event, held in the picturesque town of Spello, Umbria, provides a platform to recognize and reward the often unseen but essential work of set designers, costume designers, makeup artists, sound engineers, editors, and many others.
The festival is not only about awarding these talents but also an opportunity for film screenings, exhibitions, and meetings with directors, actors, and crew members. Each edition sees the participation of prominent figures from the Italian and international cinema scene, featuring films ranging from feature films to documentaries, short films, and works by emerging directors.
The Spello Film Festival is more than just a film event; it's a cultural experience that combines the love of cinema with the discovery of the traditions and beauty of Spello and Umbrian villages. It attracts not only cinema enthusiasts but also visitors curious to explore the art of cinema from a different perspective, thus celebrating the richness and diversity of the Italian and international cinematic landscape.

Author's Way of the Cross 2024 in Spello: Art and Spirituality on Good Friday



An Emotional Journey Between Faith and Beauty

Type:
Religious and artistic event
Date: March 29, 2024 (date to be confirmed)
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/FAQn7JiW97oXebtJ8

The Author's Way of the Cross in Spello is a unique event that takes place on Good Friday. This event transforms the historic town of Spello into an open-air art gallery, where the fourteen stations of Christ's Passion become a source of inspiration for national and international artists.
During the event, paintings created by the artists are displayed at various sites throughout the ancient city, corresponding to the traditional Catholic iconography of the Stations of the Cross. This religious journey, winding through churches and historic sites in the center, evokes the sufferings of Christ, offering visitors a unique moment of spirituality, emotion, and participation.
The Author's Way of the Cross is not just an artistic expression but also a profoundly spiritual experience that unites faith, art, and the beauty of Spello's urban context, making it a must-visit event for those seeking a cultural and religious experience during Holy Week.

Historical Way of the Cross in Paciano



Reliving the Passion of Christ, a Journey of Faith in the Medieval Village

Type: Historical and Religious Reenactment
Date: March 29, 2024 (date to be confirmed)
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZvGtx8RMAU68Rkbg9

The Historical Via Crucis in Paciano is an event that involves the entire community in a journey of faith and tradition. Situated in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, this small medieval town becomes the stage for a living representation of the Passion of Christ. The narrow streets and squares of the village, perfectly preserved, offer an authentic and evocative backdrop for this commemoration.

During the Via Crucis, participants dressed in period costumes follow the Stations of the Cross, recreating the highlights of Christ's suffering up to the crucifixion. This event is not only a moment of deep religious spirituality but also an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the history and traditions of Paciano, a place where the past and present blend into a unique and moving experience.

Paciano, with its parallel streets connected by picturesque orthogonal alleys, still preserves its original gates like Porta Fiorentina, Porta Perugina, and Porta Rastrella, making the experience even more immersive and authentic.

Perugia Social Photo Fest: The Art of Social and Therapeutic Photography



Images that Speak: Exploring Photography as a Social and Therapeutic Tool

Type: International photography festival
Date: March 2024 (dates to be confirmed)
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/DebfocsniZw4qMBAA


The Perugia Social Photo Fest is an international biennial event dedicated to social and therapeutic photography. This festival offers a valuable opportunity for meeting and discussion for all enthusiasts of photography and social issues. The goal of the festival is to create a roundtable on social and therapeutic photography, open to experts in the field and the general public, where anyone can sit, dialogue, understand, learn, and then create an exchange of energy, knowledge, and experience.

Flavors and Colors of the Sagrantino Lands in Montefalco



Discovering Umbrian Culinary Art in the Heart of Sagrantino

Type:
  Food and wine festival
Date: da confermare Pasqua 2024. to be confirmed Easter 2024

Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/muve8Jp88gbz159W7


It's a celebration of Umbria's culinary and artisanal traditions, centered around the famous Sagrantino wine. This event offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the rich food and wine offerings of the area, including tastings of DOC and DOCG wines, with a special focus on Sagrantino Passito, paired with typical local products.
The event, taking place within the Sant'Agostino Exhibition Hall, includes a market exhibition dedicated to the agri-food and artisanal excellences of the region, such as oil, cheeses, cured meats, ceramics, and textiles. In addition to tastings, the program also includes cultural and folkloric events, such as concerts and historical reenactments, offering a complete experience that combines taste, culture, and history.
Montefalco, known as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, provides a picturesque setting for this event, with its breathtaking views and gastronomic excellences, making it a must-visit for lovers of good food and wine.

The Flower Festivals of Spello (the Infiorate)



Art, culture, devotion in Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Type: Traditional and religious event
Date: June 1-2, 2024
Location: CLICK HERE

The Infiorata of Spello is an event that embodies the quintessence of Umbrian art and tradition. Every year, on the day of Corpus Domini (on the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2024), the streets of Spello transform into a living mosaic of flowers. The "infioratori", local artists and volunteers, tirelessly work to create floral carpets that depict biblical stories, religious symbols, and scenes from nature. This practice, rooted in the 15th century, is not just a demonstration of faith but also an unparalleled artistic skill. The materials are exclusively natural: petals, leaves, seeds, and legumes, chosen for their color and preserved with traditional techniques to maintain their vibrancy. The Infiorata is not just a spectacle for the eyes but also a communal experience that unites generations of Spello's inhabitants in an act of devotion and creativity. The night before the Corpus Domini procession, the streets come alive with a magical atmosphere, as participants complete their artworks under the light of lanterns.

April 2024




Market of the Gaite in Bevagna



Relive Medieval Authenticity Among Ancient Crafts in the Heart of Umbria

Type:
Historical festival and medieval reenactment
Date: Medieval Spring: April 24-28, 2024; Medieval Banquet: May 25; Market of the Gaite: June 19-30.
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/3siZ9jyfWbmScBfM6

The Market of the Gaite in Bevagna is one of the most evocative and immersive events in Italy, transforming this charming Umbrian village into an authentic medieval village each year. During the last two weeks of June, Bevagna goes back in time to the period between the 12th and 14th centuries, celebrating its ancient origins and traditions.
The name "Gaite" refers to the four historical districts into which the city was divided, and each of these competes to demonstrate its mastery in ancient crafts. Visitors can wander through streets animated by artisans working iron, weaving fabrics, minting coins, and making candles, all authentic medieval methods.
In addition to crafts, the Market of the Gaite offers a rich program of events including medieval banquets, theatrical performances, music, and period dances, making it a paradise for history and culture enthusiasts. This event not only allows experiencing medieval life but also offers the opportunity to taste local gastronomy, with dishes and drinks prepared according to ancient recipes. A fascinating and engaging adventure, the Market of the Gaite is a window into the past, a unique experience that leaves an indelible memory in the hearts of its visitors.

May 2024



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Assisi's Calendimaggio: A Dive into the Middle Ages



The Historical Reenactment that Revives the Ancient Traditions of Assisi


Type: Historical reenactment and medieval festival
Date: May 8th - 11th, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/bq2gKuV5RTAP3ykd6

The Calendimaggio of Assisi is an exhilarating celebration dating back to the Middle Ages, characterized by performances, games, and challenges between the two historic parts of the city: the "Parte de Sopra" and the "Parte de Sotto." This festival, deeply rooted in Assisi's history and traditions, takes place every year in the early days of May to welcome the arrival of spring.
The event starts on Wednesday with the blessing of the flags and the handing over of the keys to the city, followed by challenges between the two parts that include medieval games, parades in period costumes, and musical performances. The highlight of the festival is the singing competition in Piazza del Comune, where a panel of international experts determines the winner.
The Calendimaggio is an immersive experience that transports visitors back in time, offering a unique opportunity to discover the rich history and culture of Assisi. The city is illuminated with torches and adorned with flowers and flags, creating a magical and authentically medieval atmosphere.

Ceri Festival in Gubbio: A Historical Race in the Heart of Umbria



Tradition and Passion in the Spectacular Race of the Ceri

Type: Festival storico e tradizionale. Historical and traditional festival
Date:
May 15th, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/xVduTjAZvmH4R7N86

The Ceri Festival in Gubbio is one of Italy's oldest and most captivating folklore events, held every year on May 15th. This festival, rooted in the second half of the 12th century, pays tribute to the patron saint of Gubbio, Ubaldo Baldassini. During the event, three gigantic wooden structures called "ceri," topped with statues of saints (San Ubaldo, San Giorgio, and Sant'Antonio), are carried on the shoulders of the "ceraioli" through the streets of the city to the Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo on Mount Ingino.
The festival begins in the morning with the drum roll signaling the start of the spectacular race. The men carrying the ceri wear traditional costumes, with colors varying depending on the saint they represent. The Ceri Festival is an event filled with history, tradition, and devotion, transporting visitors back in time and offering a unique glimpse into the cultural heritage of Umbria.

Rose Days in Spello: The Queen of Flowers on Display



A Tribute to the Beauty and Versatility of Roses in the Stunning Setting of Villa Fidelia in Spello

Type: Floral, cultural, and artistic exhibition
Date: May 6th-10th, 2024 (hypothetical dates, to be confirmed)
Location
:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ew3tDFZ74h6krbtA6

"I Giorni delle Rose" is an annual event held at Villa Fidelia in Spello, dedicated entirely to the celebration of the rose. This event, conceived by Giuseppina Massi Benedetti, transforms the villa's gardens into a mesmerizing display of colors and scents. Over 150 exhibitors from all over Italy showcase a variety of roses, crafts, and artworks related to this iconic flower.
The event also offers cultural activities and workshops for children, creating an ideal atmosphere for rose and nature enthusiasts alike. During the event days, visitors can admire floral exhibitions, attend seminars, and discover the latest developments in rose cultivation and design. "I Giorni delle Rose" is a unique opportunity to explore the rich culture surrounding this beloved flower and to enjoy the beauty of Villa Fidelia and its gardens.

Subasio Crossing 2024: The Challenge in the Green Heart of Umbria



Running and Nature on the Ancient Paths of Collepino

Type: Evento sportivo di trail running. Trail Running Sports Event
Date: May 19th, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/8gCi8HaEyJ5TN9ox8

Subasio Crossing is an exciting and challenging trail running event organized by Umbria Crossing. Despite being young, it is already in its third edition and has captured the hearts of many enthusiasts of this discipline. This race offers participants the unique opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Mount Subasio, immersing themselves in breathtaking scenery and nature trails.
Runners can choose from different distances: the longest being 44 km with a positive elevation gain of 2200m, a middle-distance of 22 km (1100m D+), and a shorter but intense 11 km route (550m D+), ensuring an experience suitable for various levels of endurance and skill.
Subasio Crossing is not just a race; it's a journey through the history and pristine beauty of Umbria. From ancient trails to stunning vistas, every step offers an unforgettable experience that combines sports, nature, and the rich cultural tradition of the region. Whether you are an experienced athlete or a trail running enthusiast, this race promises to be an exceptional event, celebrating the strength of the human spirit in harmony with nature.

June 2024



The Flower Artworks of Spello (The Infiorate)



The Infiorata of Spello: Art, Culture, Devotion in the Green Heart of Italy

Type:
  Traditional and religious event
Date:  June 1-2, 2024
Location:
CLICCA QUI


The Infiorata of Spello is an event that embodies the quintessence of Umbrian art and tradition. Every year, on the day of Corpus Domini (on the weekend of June 1 and 2, 2024), the streets of Spello transform into a living mosaic of flowers. The "infioratori", local artists and volunteers, work tirelessly to create floral carpets that illustrate biblical stories, religious symbols, and scenes from nature. This practice, rooted in the 15th century, is not just a demonstration of faith, but also of unparalleled artistic skill. The materials are exclusively natural: petals, leaves, seeds, and legumes, chosen for their color and preserved with traditional techniques to maintain their vibrancy. The Infiorata is not just a feast for the eyes, but also a communal experience that unites generations of Spello's inhabitants in an act of devotion and creativity. The night before the Corpus Domini procession, the streets come alive with a magical atmosphere, as participants complete their artworks under the light of lanterns.


The Quintana of Foligno



Horses, Colors, and Courage: The Medieval Charm of the Quintana of Foligno

Type: Jousting Tournament and Historical Festival
Date:  The Challenge: June 14-15, 2024; The Rematch: September 14-15
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/2kh122ZCvgZU9xP69

The Quintana of Foligno is a jousting tournament that evokes the atmosphere and traditions of the medieval era. The Quintana is held twice a year, in June and September, where knights from various districts of the city compete in an equestrian skills competition.
During the Quintana, armored knights engage in a challenge that involves striking a target, known as the "Palio," with a lance while riding their galloping horses. The event is preceded by a captivating historical parade, featuring hundreds of participants in period costumes who march through the city streets, creating a magical atmosphere and transporting spectators back in time.
The Quintana is not just a competition but a full-fledged festival that celebrates Umbrian culture and traditions. It includes music, dance, feasts, and theatrical performances that bring the city to life. It offers an immersive experience in local history and traditions, captivating both residents and visitors from all around the world.

Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto: Art and Culture on Stage



A Unique Encounter of Spectacle and Beauty in the Heart of Umbria

Type:  International Art and Cultural Festival
Date: June 28th - July 14th, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/v6DBfdZudxT5D3hBA

The Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto is a renowned international festival held in the picturesque city of Spoleto, in Umbria. This annual event, taking place from June 28th to July 14th, 2024, serves as a meeting point for art enthusiasts from around the world, offering a wide range of performances including ballet, classical music, jazz, opera, theater, cinema, modern dance, and visual arts.
The Festival of the Two Worlds is known for its ability to blend tradition and innovation, showcasing both established artists and emerging talents. Events take place in various historic and charming locations within the city, creating a unique atmosphere that combines the beauty of art with the architectural and natural beauty of Spoleto.
During the festival, the city transforms into an open-air stage, providing visitors with a rich and diverse cultural experience. It's an unmissable opportunity to immerse oneself in various forms of art and celebrate creativity in a breathtaking historical and natural setting.

Lavender Festival in Assisi: A Charm of Colors and Scents



Immersed in the Beauty of Lavender Fields at the Foot of Assisi

Type: Nature and Wellness Festival
Date:  June 15/16, 22/23, 29/30, and July 6/7, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/do159uRPQkCXZbpE9

The Lavender Festival in Assisi is an event that celebrates the beauty and charm of lavender fields, offering a unique experience at the foot of the historic city of St. Francis. This event, now in its fourteenth edition, takes place during the last three weekends of June and the first weekend of July.
This festival attracts visitors from all over Italy to admire the spectacular panorama of lavender rows in various colors, from pink to blue, purple, and white, with the incredible backdrop of Assisi. Nature and gardening enthusiasts can freely stroll through the fields, participate in guided tours, and witness the lavender distillation process.
The Lavender Festival also includes activities for everyone, such as yoga classes and metabolic walks by reservation, as well as the opportunity to admire donkeys and alpacas on specific dates. During the festival weekends, visitors can enjoy picnic dinners among the rows, accompanied by live music, with advance booking. The event is organized by the Lavandeto of Assisi, a private nursery and garden that self-funds through the sale of aromatic plants, lavender products, and local craftsmanship.

July 2024



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Umbria Jazz 2024: The Celebration of Jazz in the Heart of Italy



A Summer Stage for Big Names and New Talents in Music

Type: Jazz Music Festival
Date: July 12-21, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/zrmYKj4LCo37KPU4A

Umbria Jazz, one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world, will take place from July 12 to 21, 2024, in Perugia, in the green heart of Umbria. This annual festival, which started in 1973, is a celebration of jazz music in all its forms, attracting both renowned artists and new talents from around the world. The 2024 lineup includes exceptional names like Lenny Kravitz, Raye, Toto, Veronica Swift, and Nile Rodgers & CHIC, ensuring a variety of musical styles and influences. In addition to evening concerts at the Arena Santa Giuliana, the festival brings to life the squares and streets of Perugia with outdoor performances, creating a unique atmosphere where music blends with the historic beauty of the city.
Umbria Jazz is not just a musical event; it's a cultural experience that also includes opportunities to savor local cuisine and discover Umbrian traditions. The festival also offers workshops, seminars, and meetings with musicians, enriching the experience for both jazz enthusiasts and casual visitors. In summary, Umbria Jazz 2024 promises to be an exceptional event that celebrates jazz and Umbrian culture, marking the calendar for all music lovers.
    

August 2024



Italian International Balloon Grand Prix in Todi



The Sky of Todi Colors with Hot Air Balloons

Type: Sports Event and Hot Air Balloon Festival
Date: From July 26 to August 4, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/3sHW7LJVfBeAZq759


The "Italian International Balloon Grand Prix" is a major competition and international hot air balloon festival held annually in Todi, Umbria. This event attracts balloon teams from all over the world, offering both competitive flights for balloon enthusiasts and festive flights for those who simply want to enjoy the view from above. The Grand Prix is known for its favorable weather conditions, with a very high percentage of scheduled flights actually taking place. Participants have the opportunity to fly over the beautiful Umbrian region, known as "The Green Heart of Italy," during the morning flights, leaving the rest of the day free to explore the area's beauty.
The event also includes a "Night-Glow," an evening show where the balloons are lit up, creating a magical and suggestive atmosphere. The festival is an ideal occasion for both industry enthusiasts and casual spectators, offering a unique and unforgettable experience.
    

September 2024



Bettona Crossing: Challenge in the Umbrian Nature



Run Among the Historic Trails of Umbria

Type:  Trail running / Naturalistic trail race
Date:
21 Settembre 2024

Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/rr5USKgfsySWY8sK8

Bettona Crossing is a trail running event organized by Umbria Crossing, taking place in the picturesque town of Bettona, in Umbria. Running enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in two different races: the 50 km Bettona Crossing and the 20 km Short Trail of the Olives. These races traverse enchanting natural landscapes, through woods, vineyards, and olive groves, offering breathtaking views of the Umbrian region.
Participants can expect a challenging course with significant elevation gain, testing their endurance and trail running skills. The event provides a medal for all finishers, an official event T-shirt, and other services, including medical assistance and refreshment points along the route. The competition is open to both professional athletes and amateur runners. Now a well-established event, it has become a celebration of healthy living, sports, good food, and the good life.

October 2024



Eurochocolate di Perugia: Sweetness Meets Art



A Paradise for Chocolate Lovers in the Heart of Umbria

Type: Gastronomic and Cultural Festival
Date: October 2024 (dates not yet official)
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/CZEqyrDrU6RLWHz6A

Eurochocolate in Perugia is one of the largest and most famous chocolate festivals in Europe. This annual event draws thousands of visitors to the Umbrian city, offering a variety of experiences related to the world of chocolate. Participants can enjoy tastings, workshops, artistic chocolate exhibitions, and the opportunity to purchase products from some of the best Italian and international chocolatiers.
The event is not just a celebration of chocolate but also an occasion to experience innovation and creativity in this field, with chocolate sculptures and other artistic installations. Eurochocolate also offers a series of side events, including concerts, shows, and activities for children, making it an event suitable for the whole family.

November 2024



Fiera dei Morti a Perugia: A Mosaic of Traditions and Colors



Between History and Modernity: The Largest Fair in Central Italy

Type: Traditional fair and market
Date: November 1-5, 2024
Location:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/KqsuNA9j6fjippmu7

The Fiera dei Morti in Perugia is an annual event that takes place from November 1st to 5th, blending tradition and modernity in one of the largest and most significant fairs in central Italy. This historic fair, rooted in the culture and history of Perugia, offers a wide range of activities and products, with over 500 stands at Pian di Massiano and another 65 in the city's historic center.
Visitors can explore a variety of stalls displaying everything from clothing to household items, from handicrafts to gastronomy, with a particular highlight on typical products from different Italian regions and quality craftsmanship. The fair is also a time of celebration and gathering for the local community and visitors, offering an experience rich in colors, flavors, and traditions.

December 2024



Le Colline della Speranza (Collepino - Spello - Umbria)

Via delle Fonti, Spello fr. Collepino, 06038, Italy



Le Colline della Speranza (Collepino - Spello - Umbria)

Via delle Fonti, Spello fr. Collepino, 06038, Italy

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+39 347 3777813

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