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AGOSTO MONTEFALCHESE | MONTEFALCO 4-19 AGOSTO 2023

04Jul

AGOSTO MONTEFALCHESE

Montefalco, 4-19 August 2023

The August Montefalchese is back, the event that will enliven the summer nights of the Umbrian railing for a month.

The 2022 edition is confirmed as full of events linked to local history and traditions with music, shows and historical re-enactments in the streets and squares of the evocative city of Montefalco.

The review will open on August 4 at 20.00 with the extraordinary Renaissance Banquet in Piazza del Comune. An evening in which the four districts of the city participate, Sant’Agostino, San Bartolomeo, San Fortunato and San Francesco, and which is accompanied by the commemorative ceremony for the fiftieth anniversary of the Escape of the ox: a historical re-enactment that will enliven the streets of the city with a procession of over 400 extras, games and competitions to arrive in the historic site of the Viale della Vittoria car park, with the race of the oxen. At the conclusion of the event and based on the result of the four competitions between the districts, the highly sought-after Falco d’oro will be awarded. The ceremony will take place on the loggia of the town hall and admission is free.

There will also be Tavernas, adorned with the colors and signs of each of the districts, which will come alive in the most evocative places of the city among fifteenth-century cloisters and panoramic terraces to taste the ancient smells and flavors of the local gastronomy, savor the fragrance of the prestigious wines of Montefalco

PERUGINO 2023 | 4 MARCH-11 JUNE 2023

07Mar

IL PERUGINO 2023

(4 MARCH-11 JUNE 2023)

2023 IS THE YEAR OF PERUGINO:

AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF UMBRIA OVER 70 WORKS ON SHOW

Perugino
Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci (c. 1448 – 1523), a world-famous master from Città della Pieve

PERUGIA – “The best master of Italy”. Perugino nel suo tempo”, the exhibition curated by Marco Pierini, director of the National Gallery of Umbria, and Veruska Picchiarelli, curator of the Perugia museum, is the key event of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the death of Pietro Vannucci (1450 ca .-1523), called Perugino, coordinated by a National Committee, set up by the Ministry of Culture and chaired by Ilaria Borletti Buitoni.

Hosted at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia from 4 March to 11 June 2023, the exhibition consists of over seventy works, from some of the most important national and international museums, such as the Uffizi Galleries, the National Gallery in Washington , the National Gallery in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.

Perugino “The best master of Italy”
In a letter dated November 7, 1500, Agostino Chigi, who was among the greatest patrons of his time, defined Perugino as “the best master in Italy”.

 

The exhibition

The selection includes paintings by Vannucci prior to 1504, the year in which he worked on three commissions that mark the high point of his career: the Crucifixion in the Chigi Chapel in Sant’Agostino in Siena, the Struggle between Love and Chastity already in Mantua, now in the Louvre in Paris, and above all the Marriage of the Virgin for the chapel of the Holy Ring of the Cathedral of Perugia, today in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Caen (France).

The exhibition project intends to account for the fundamental passages of Perugino’s journey: from the first collaborations in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio to the capital Florentine companies that made his fortune (such as, for example, the three panels formerly in San Giusto alle Mura, today in the Gallerie degli Uffizi, or the Altarpiece of San Domenico in Fiesole); from extraordinary portraits to monumental altarpieces, such as the Galitzin Triptych, now in the National Gallery in Washington, and the Polyptych of the Certosa di Pavia, mostly in the National Gallery in London and exceptionally recomposed for the occasion.

The exhibition also reflects on the role that Vannucci actually played in the contemporary art scene in the relationship that linked him to the protagonists of that era, geographically following the movements of the painter or of his works through Italy.

 

The places where he left indelible traces

Perugino has left deep traces of his mastery in all the localities of the peninsula touched by his activity, from north to south, obviously starting from Umbria and Tuscany, theaters par excellence of his work, as well as headquarters of his workshops in Perugia and Florence.

The fundamental decorative enterprise of the Sistine Chapel, for example, is at the basis of an Umbrian-Lazio trend of “Peruginism”, which finds sublime interpreters in characters such as Antoniazzo Romano, or Antonio da Viterbo known as il Pastura. The impression aroused by the frescoes with Stories of Christ and Stories of Moses in architects of profoundly distant geographical and cultural origins, who approach them on journeys of updating and assimilate them as fundamental study texts, generates very singular phenomena, such as that witnessed by the painting Macrino d’Alba, popularizer of the Perugian style in his native Piedmont. Just as, in the same region, the study of capital trials by Perugino seen between Florence and Pavia is reflected with surprising results in the production of Gaudenzio Ferrari.

The presence of works by the Umbrian master in Romagna and in Emilia, from Fano, to Senigallia, to Bologna is at the basis of the painting of Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Costa and Rimpatta.

A Lombard-Venetian vein of the Perugian vague, witnessed in particular by the works of Tommaso Aleni and Francesco Verla, is linked to the Madonna and Child between Saints Augustine and John the Evangelist in the church of Sant’Agostino in Cremona.

Finally, the great Assumption of the Cathedral of San Gennaro gave further driving force to the diffusion of Peter’s lexicon not only in the Neapolitan area, with the activity of Stefano Sparano or Cristoforo Faffeo, but also in other areas of southern Italy.

To accompany the exhibition, a catalog with the contributions of the major specialists of the painter. Ample margin will be reserved for the directors and curators of the collections to which the works on loan belong.

“The events scheduled for the five hundredth anniversary of his death, and the eagerly awaited exhibition: “The best Master of Italy”, as the banker Agostino Chigi rightly defined him – says Andrea Romizi, mayor of Perugia – are destined to remain in the history and to write a new chapter in the cultural vitality of Perugia, Umbria and our country. Perugino is not only the painter of the sweet angelic Madonnas or of the flowery altarpieces like fragments of heaven on earth, but the very identity of the Umbrian culture spread throughout the world”.

 

How to visit Perugino’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Umbria?🖌🖼
Here’s some useful info ⬇️
▪️ Where is it:
Corso Pietro Vannucci 19, Perugia.
▪️ Opening hours:
From Monday to Sunday: from 8:30 to 19:30.
The ticket office closes at 6.30pm.
▪️Tickets:
Full price: €10 (valid for access to the exhibition and the rest of the museum)
Verifiable reductions on the official GNU site
▪️ RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR ALL visitors on the occasion of free Sundays (first Sunday of the month) at a cost of € 2.
▪️ For safety reasons, on the free Sundays (first Sunday of the month) it is not possible to make guided tours or group reservations.
▪️ Ticket office and bookshop / reservations:
Email: gnu@sistemamuseo.it
Telephone: +39 075 5721009
Museum system

THE LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE WORLD | 7 DECEMBER 2023 – 7 JANUARY 2024

30Nov

THE GUBBIO TREE, THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD

From 7 December 2023 to 7 January 2024, for the 43rd year Mount Ingino, behind the city of Gubbio, will be illuminated by the largest Christmas tree in the world.

The Tree, which was lit for the first time in 1981, has long been in the Guinness Book of Records. It is made up of more than 700 luminous bodies of different types and colours, it is more than 750 meters high and occupies an area of approximately 130 thousand square metres.

The installation starts from the walls of the medieval city and reaches the Basilica of the Patron Saint Sant’Ubaldo, located at the top of the mountain where the Star shines.

The Tree will be lit every day from sunset until late at night.​

OCTOBER TREVANO | TREVI, OCTOBER 1-23, 2022

09Oct

OCTOBER TREVANO

1-23 OCTOBER 2022

From 4 to 27 October in Trevi, a month full of initiatives, starting with the Palio dei Terzieri.
Throughout the month of October, Trevi hosts the many events of October Trevano. It begins on 4 October with the opening of the Taverns and the Convivium dei Terzieri and continues for the remaining thirty days with historical re-enactments, film reviews, concerts, markets and theatrical performances.

On the eve of the Palio, a sumptuous procession of over five hundred figures in medieval costume winds through the city streets lit by torches and decorated with flags, banners and banners, in a suggestive medieval setting. The draw is thrilling for all the Trevano people, with the hope that luck will bring each Terziere the desired starting ranking. The evening will be framed by medieval music, dances and performances that start the awaited race and will end with the winning of the Palio and the assignment of the title of “Antepost” to the Consul of the winning Terziere.
On Sunday 6 October the XXXIX edition of the Palio dei Terzieri will be staged, recalling the tenacity and ardor with which the young Trevani people re-emerged their city from the destruction that occurred in 1214 by the Spoleto inhabitants by the will of Duke Theopoldo. Twenty young “Color-bearers” compete for each Terziere who alternate, in several relay races, in the arduous and exciting race, during which one pulls and the others push the cart with all their might. There is no respite between one change and another: after the passing of the baton, you have to keep running to reach the square within two minutes of the bell of the bell being touched. The Terziere who took less time and committed fewer irregularities wins.
Among the many initiatives on the calendar, do not miss the Black Celery Exhibition in Trevi, scheduled for 19 and 20 October.

October Trevano 2022 program

Friday 30/09 at 8.00 pm CONVIVIUM – at 9.30 pm show by the courteous jester Gianluca Foresi
Saturday 01/10 at 21.00 HISTORICAL CORTEO AND ALLEGORIES
Sunday 02/10 at 2.30 pm CORTEO AND PALIO DEI TERZIERI
20.00 TAVERN OPENING
Saturday 08/10 at 2.30 pm CHILDREN’S PALIO
8.00 pm CHALLENGE OF THE SOUNDS OF TERZIERI
Sunday 09/10 2.30 pm RECOVERY CORTEO AND PALIO DUE TO BAD WEATHER
20.00 RECOVERY OF THE SOUND CHALLENGE UNLESS THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE TERZIERI PALIO
Saturday 15/10 at 15.00 CELERY AND SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
20.00 SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE
Sunday 16/10 at 17.00 SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE
9.00 am CELERY AND SAUSAGE FESTIVAL
Saturday 22/10 at 15.00 ARTISAN MARKETS
Sunday 23/10 at 9.00 ARTISAN MARKETS
9.00 am CHESTNUT AND ANCIENT FLAVORS
10.00 ARCHERS EXHIBITION
END OF EVENING TAVERNS CLOSING

 

Tickets information

Convivio
€ 15.00 adults – children up to 8 years free
available on presale on 25 September from 5 pm in Piazza Garibaldi at the box office and available on the day of the event itself (30 September).
Scenes of medieval life
€ 8.00 can be purchased on the day of the event. (October 15-16)
Procession
piazza Garibaldi € 1.00
piazza Mazzini € 7.00
presale on 25 September from 5 pm in Piazza Garibaldi at the box office.
Palio
piazza Garibaldi € 6.00
piazza Mazzini € 10.00
presale on 25 September from 5 pm in Piazza Garibaldi at the box office.

Presence of maxi screens in both squares for procession and palio and in Piazza Umbra for the day of the palio.
Live Facebook for Palio and Challenge of sounds.

GIOSTRA DELLA QUINTANA | FROM 17 TO 18 SEPTEMBER 2022

01May

LA GIOSTRA DELLA QUINTANA

17-18 SEPTEMBER 2022

In September the Giostra della Quintana takes place in Foligno, a chivalrous tournament in costume in which the 10 districts of Foligno compete

Traditionally it is held twice a year: in June the Challenge, in September the revenge

The 2 weeks preceding the Joust, the city comes alive with the opening of 10 taverns in the city’s 10 districts, where you can taste 17th century recipes prepared with local products.

On Friday the city of Foligno traditionally becomes the setting for a great historical parade in which hundreds of costumed figures participate.

Saturday is competition day.

The competition consists in making 3 laps on horseback of the ancient stadium of Foligno (Campo de li Giochi) in the shortest possible time, inserting three times with the spear a ring hanging from a statue of the god Mars (the so-called “quintanone”) without receiving penalty. The diameter of the ring decreases progressively in the three turns (6 cm, 5.5 cm, 5 cm). The rider who finishes the course without penalty and in the shortest time wins.

The first testimony of the Quintana di Foligno dates back to 1613. The current version dates back to 1946.

The name Quintana derives from the 5th street of the Roman camp, the one where soldiers were trained to fight with spears.

EUROCHOCOLATE 2023 | PERUGIA 13-22 OCTOBER 2023

22Mar

EUROCHOCOLATE 2023

Perugia, 13 -22 October 2023

Eurochocolate is now an unmissable event and appointment for all gourmands and chocolate lovers with over 6,000 Italian and international products presented by more than 100 artisan and industrial pastry brands,

 

Eurochocolate is the chocolate festival par excellence which from 13 to 22 October 2023 hosts numerous attractions and guests from all over the country, through which it is possible to taste delicious chocolate products that you will only find here. The Eurochocolate 2023 program, as per tradition, is designed to meet the approval of young and old, of families but also of teenagers and “boys of the past” over 70 … all united by a passion … that for chocolate!

The Eurochocolate 2023 programs are as follows:

Chocolate experience
An area dedicated to educational and visual activities related to the world of chocolate where large companies and long-standing collaborators will be present.
It will be possible to collaborate in the activities in which masters, pastry chefs and sector experts will take turns in tastings and it will also be possible to participate in the activities scheduled in the “Choco Lab” and “Cooking Show” stages in which Special Guests, pastry chefs and industry professionals, they will take turns in tastings and workshops on the delicious theme of cocoa and chocolate.
As if that weren’t enough, the “Tree to Bar” experiential journey is proposed, which will tell the story and the transformation cycle of cocoa into chocolate. Telling cocoa since its ancient origins through the use of the 5 senses, with the possibility of participating in a real cocoa ceremony immersing yourself in the typical smells, tastes and flavors of distant pre-Columbian cultures, followed by professional experts.
This is a reservation and paid activity.
The journey doesn’t end here… you will see with your own eyes the making of chocolate in the real “Chocolate Factory”, a laboratory open all day where professional chocolatiers will be at work in the creation of mouth-watering chocolate products that you can buy directly.

Chocolate Show
The Grande Emporio del Cioccolato, the area completely dedicated to sales, welcomes large and small chocolate companies and products related to the theme of the event.
A Maxi Gianduiotto from Turin and a “Castello” from Tavolette di Modica are the novelties of this year.
The production process of the previous products is told thanks to installations and exhibitors, through blow-ups of photos related to the two cities. Ample space will be dedicated to the display and sale of products from the most important companies divided by region, where visitors will be able to choose from the most diverse proposals and help themselves independently.
Another novelty is the central area where spectators will be able to stop and buy pastry products, ice cream, chocolate and drinks served as in a real pastry shop.

Chocolate Funny
Workshops for families and children will accompany us during this event, from thematic installations, to entertainment activities, inflatables and product sales.
The entire pavilion thus becomes an area dedicated to entertainment!

EXCURSIONS CALENDAR 100×100 OUTDOOR | March-November 2022

21Mar

2022 EXCURSION CALENDAR
(Urban Trekking, Excursions, E-bike & MTB Tour)

Walking, a philosophy of life to spend free time in a natural way and in harmony with oneself and others. A calendar full of proposals, from a light walk to a demanding excursion, on foot or by e-bike!

Here you can find some proposals. Choose the excursion you prefer or request a personalized tour in Umbria and its surroundings!

The tour includes:

– GUIDE

– ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL FOR BIKE TOUR

 

Important information for hikers: trekking shoes, water, suitable clothing, snacks and spare shoes.

BOTANICAL TREASURE HUNT IN SAN FRANCESCO’S WOOD-18 APRIL 2022

20Mar

HAPPY IT’S EASTER MONDAY: BOTANICAL TREASURE HUNT FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN THE FOREST OF SAN FRANCESCO D’ASSISI

HAPPY IT’S EASTER MONDAY

Botanical treasure hunt for adults and children in the company of the naturalist Dr. Chiara Proietti
and with the accompaniment of music and spring dances in the garden of Santa Croce by the
TROBADORES. Possibility of picnics in the equipped area and in the neighboring meadows.

Hunting + full concert € 13 – FAI members € 10 – Children € 8
Full concert € 10 – FAI members € 8 – Children € 5
Botanical hunt Full 8 € – FAI members and children 6 €

WALKING IN THE WOODS Assisi, Bosco di San Francesco | April-December 2023

19Mar

SAN FRANCESCO WOOD

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm last admission 5.00pm

Entrances:

Square of the Upper Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi

Benedictine complex of S. Croce – Free parking – Via Ponte dei Galli snc

Comfortable clothing and sports shoes are recommended

 

RATES 2023

Individual admission: Adults €6 – Reduced (6-18 years) €3 – FAI member free

Group (min 15 pax): Adults €4 – Reduced (6-18 years) €3

Guided tour by reservation (min 15 pax): Adults €12 – FAI member and Reduced (6-18 years) €6

Guided tour in foreign language contact the property for a quote

Sunday GUIDED TOUR WITH THE DIRECTOR starting at 11:00 from the entrance on the square

of the Upper Basilica in Assisi

 

Picnic with a view

25 April, 1 May, 2 June at 11.30

A guided walk to the terraced olive grove, which extends over a hill surrounded by greenery from which you can

it enjoys a suggestive view of the Basilica of San Francesco: a special opportunity to enjoy a place

not normally accessible to the public. Participants will be provided with an eco-friendly kit for the picnic; The

basket can be ordered independently from the Osteria del Mulino.

 

Olympics of the forgotten games

May 21, 11.00-13.00/16.00-18.00

A big open-air party dedicated to children: a leap into the past to rediscover the charm of games

once popular, simple but fun. A day in contact with nature where the little ones

participants will compete in various team competitions: sack race, flag-snatch, wheelbarrow, game of

spoon and tug of war. Collectively, the games will form a single point-based competition course

winning team. There will be a race session in the morning and a repeat session in the afternoon.

 

Woodland Festival

June 11, 10-18

Ten Woods, ten different and fascinating stories. Each forest will be the scene of activities for families, days

dedicated to the discovery of a secret world populated by rare and mysterious animals and plant species.

The event aims to enhance the woods of the region as places rich in biodiversity, culture and

local traditions through an effective and joint communication campaign, offering the visitor the

opportunity to have fun, to participate in short conferences and workshops in the open air. Forest day

Saint Francis.

 

SUMMER EVENINGS

 

Stargazers for a night

June 24th, 6pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the June solstice sky in the garden of the Benedictine convent

of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration

with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

11 August, 9pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids, typical of mid-August,

in the garden of the Benedictine convent of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the

clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

Querida Amazonia, an exciting evening dedicated to the Amazon

1st July, 9pm

An evening dedicated to the Amazon forest in collaboration with CAMS.

 

Goodnight concert

July 15th, 9pm

The “bedtime concert” is a special appointment that involves listening in relaxation mode

immersed in the nature of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s land art work. An invitation to indulge in

music with all the senses and, why not, to dream cradled by the sound of musical instruments. Bring plaid and

cushion.

 

bat night

29 July, 9pm

An evening entirely dedicated to bat friends in the company of young experts: under the starry vault,

we will study its movements and flight. The hunt will be aimed only at learning to love and respect them,

forgetting every ancestral fear, by the Hyla Naturalistic Study.

 

Night creatures

19 August, 9pm

The forest at night comes alive and is populated by mysterious and shy creatures. In silence we will go in search of

their tracks and other signs of their presence: badgers, wolves, owls, barn owls, moths and fireflies will be some

of the many protagonists of our evening. In the company of a Naturalist, we will go on a journey into mystery

and in the dark of night.

 

Landscape day

September 10, 10-18

Tenth edition of the “Panorama Day”, organized by FAI and Fondazione Zegna in some of the

most evocative landscapes of Italy. Guided tours by experts to tell the landscape in which it is

immersed the Good.

 

SUMMER EVENINGS

 

Stargazers for a night

June 24th, 6pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the June solstice sky in the garden of the Benedictine convent

of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration

with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

11 August, 9pm

After an introductory lesson dedicated to the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids, typical of mid-August,

in the garden of the Benedictine convent of Santa Croce, the actual observations will follow in the

clearing of the Third Paradise. In collaboration with the “StarLight, a planetarium… between your fingers” Association.

Querida Amazonia, an exciting evening dedicated to the Amazon

1st July, 9pm

An evening dedicated to the Amazon forest in collaboration with CAMS.

 

Goodnight concert

July 15th, 9pm

The “bedtime concert” is a special appointment that involves listening in relaxation mode

immersed in the nature of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s land art work. An invitation to indulge in

music with all the senses and, why not, to dream cradled by the sound of musical instruments. Bring plaid and

cushion.

 

bat night

29 July, 9pm

An evening entirely dedicated to bat friends in the company of young experts: under the starry vault,

we will study its movements and flight. The hunt will be aimed only at learning to love and respect them,

forgetting every ancestral fear, by the Hyla Naturalistic Study.

 

Night creatures

19 August, 9pm

The forest at night comes alive and is populated by mysterious and shy creatures. In silence we will go in search of

their tracks and other signs of their presence: badgers, wolves, owls, barn owls, moths and fireflies will be some

of the many protagonists of our evening. In the company of a Naturalist, we will go on a journey into mystery

and in the dark of night.

 

Landscape day

September 10, 10-18

Tenth edition of the “Panorama Day”, organized by FAI and Fondazione Zegna in some of the

most evocative landscapes of Italy. Guided tours by experts to tell the landscape in which it is

immersed the Good.

CANTINE APERTE UMBRIA | 28-29 MAY AND 4-5 JUNE 2022

17Mar

28-29/05 e  4-5/06/2022

Throughout Italy and in the over 50 open cellars of the Umbria Wine Tourism Movement, Cantine Aperte is back, the day par excellence dedicated to the knowledge of wine directly in its production places.

A unique opportunity to taste the labels of the companies that open their doors, immersed in the genuine context of the Umbrian countryside and cheered by the numerous initiatives offered such as exhibitions, concerts, entertainment for children, etc.