Territory and Events

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.

WALKING IN THE WOODS Assisi, Bosco di San Francesco | April-December 2022

19Mar

WALKING IN THE WOODS
Every Sunday

Assisi, Bosco di San Francesco

 

Every Sunday of the month a special visit with the director offers the opportunity to discover the
history of the Bosco di San Francesco and the restoration conducted by the FAI, which saved 64 from neglect hectares of nature.

Particular attention will be given to the naturalistic and environmental aspects that it
characterize, to deepen the knowledge of the plant and animal species that populate
this intact portion of the Umbrian landscape.

At the end of the visit it will be possible to taste the
FAI products.
Full euro 10 pax – Reduced euro 6 pax

CALENDIMAGGIO DI ASSISI | 4-7 MAY 2022

18Mar

CALENDIMAGGIO 2022

Assisi, April 4-7, 2022

The Calendimaggio of Assisi (sometimes also transcribed Kalendimaggio) is a festival that is celebrated every first Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday after May 1st of every year, to greet the arrival of spring. The two Parts into which the city is divided, the Nobilissima Parte de Sopra and the Magnifica Parte de Sotto, compete for the conquest of the palio, through the development of processions in medieval costumes (about 13th century – mid 15th century), scenes recitations of re-enactment of medieval life in the alleys of the city and musical performances: the winning Party is decided by a jury, made up of internationally renowned experts, that is, a historian, a musicologist and a personality from the world of entertainment.

During the days of Calendimaggio, through the alleys of Assisi, you can relive the atmosphere of the typical medieval festival, with songs, music and jousting; the festival has ancient origins, dating back to the ancient tradition of the Umbrian people to greet the arrival of spring.

In these days, the people of Assisi wear traditional medieval clothes and follow a series of initiatives, including the suggestive Palio del Calendimaggio.

Festival program

Wednesday 4 May – “Delivery of the Keys”
15:00
Parte de Sotto – Blessing of the banners in the Upper Basilica of San Francesco
Parte de Sopra – Blessing of the banners in the Cathedral of San Rufino

3:45 pm
Sound of the Laudi Bell
Piazza Santa Chiara

16:00
Departure of the Parade of the Calendimaggio Organization
Town Hall Square
Choir of the Parties – Performance of the Curfew Hymn
The Field Master assumes the sovereign powers
Entrance of the processions. Return of the Palio.
Greetings from the President-Magistrate – Presentation of the Jurors.
The challenge.
Exit of the processions to Corso Mazzini and Piazza Santa Chiara

9:30 pm
Part de Sopra: Re-enactments of medieval life *

Thursday 5 May – “Madonna Primavera”

15:30
Town Hall Square
Sound of the Laudi Bell
Entrance of the processions. Challenge games between the Parties:
Crossbowmen shooting competition, Corsa delle tregge, Tug of war
for the proclamation of Madonna Primavera.
Parade of Madonna Primavera.
Exit of the processions to Corso Mazzini and Piazza Santa Chiara.

9:30 pm
Part de Sotto: Re-enactments of medieval life *

Friday 6 May – “The Entertainment”
15:30
Town Hall Square
Show organized by the Calendimaggio Agency
Show by the Flag-waving Group of Assisi
Evening Procession – “La Tenzone”

9:30 pm
Sound of the Laudi Bell
Entrance of the Evening Parades

Saturday 7 May – “The Challenge”
15:30
Town Hall Square
Sound of the Laudi Bell
Entrance of the historical processions
Reading of the notices of challenge
Exit of the processions to Corso Mazzini and Piazza Santa Chiara

“The singing”
9:30 pm
Sound of the Laudi Bell
Singing challenge
Awarding of the Palio

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.

LE GAITE | BEVAGNA16-26 JUNE 2022

16Mar

LE GAITE

Bevagna, June 15-26, 2022

The Mercato delle Gaite is inspired by the ancient division of Bevagna (PG) into four districts called Gaite. The administrative organization of the city in medieval times was based on it. The purpose of the event is to reconstruct, with the greatest historical relevance and wealth of details, the daily life of the inhabitants of the village in the period between 1250 and 1350.

For ten days, at the end of June, Bevagna takes a dip in this remote past: the ancient shops of medieval crafts reopen their doors and resume their activities; the streets are populated with bevanati who in period clothes live the daily life of their ancestors by eating, working, playing just like them. Today as then, the city is divided into four Gaite, but today each rivals the others in an attempt to give a historically faithful interpretation of the role it played in the Middle Ages. The spirit of competition is the basis of the animated event and takes the form of participation in 4 competitions: Competition of Professions, Gastronomic Competition, Market Competition and Archery Competition. With a complex system of points, assigned by scholars and experts in various fields and called to judge the historical relevance of the reconstructions, the winner is declared on the last day of the event and receives the Palio della Vittoria as a gift. The strong spirit of belonging to one’s own Gaita makes the competitions very interesting and stimulates a continuous improvement of the Gaite proposals in the various sectors, with a clear advantage of the general quality of the Festival. The Mercato delle Gaite is now counted among the most important historical events in Umbria and is part of the Regional Association of Historical Events.

UMBRIA JAZZ | PERUGIA 8-17 JULY 2022

15Mar

UMBRIA JAZZ

Perugia, Perugia 8-17 July 2022

Who doesn’t know Umbria Jazz, one of the most famous and important jazz festivals in Italy?

For about 10 days during the month of July, the city of Perugia dedicates itself to and embraces the best of Italian and international jazz (and not only), including the Santa Giuliana Arena, the Pavone Theater, the Santa Cecilia Oratory, Piazza IV November and the Carducci gardens and various other exceptional locations.

It has always represented one of the most important and renowned events dedicated to jazz in Europe of considerable international appeal, it is an unmissable event for music lovers.

The historic center of Perugia includes over five hundred artists, afternoon, evening and night concerts, the main arena, two outdoor stages with free concerts, jazz club theaters and jazz lunches and dinners, with musical proposals that now range over the entire musical horizon to embrace the tastes of an increasingly heterogeneous audience.

Among the artists we remember Eric Clapton, Diana Krall, Sergio Mendes, Pat Metheny, James Brown, Paolo Fresu, Pino Daniele, Russel Malone and many others.

FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI | 24 GIUGNO-10 LUGLIO 2022

14Mar

FESTIVAL DEI 2 MONDI 2022

(24 GIUGNO-10 LUGLIO 2022)

Spoleto Festival, o Festival dei due mondi com’è ancora conosciuto in tutto il mondo, è il più grande e importante evento internazionale di musica, arte, teatro, cinema, cultura e spettacolo in genere che si svolge annualmente in Umbria.

La manifestazione per molti anni è rimasta nel suo genere l’unica in Italia, per l’originalità degli spettacoli proposti.

Giunto alla 65a edizione, al centro del programma del Festival saranno donne che hanno dato nuovi impulsi all’espressione artistica.

Per il secondo anno alla direzione artistica, Monique Veaute segue la sua vocazione multidisciplinare e internazionale e tesse una tela di relazioni trasversali alle singole arti che si condensano intorno a tre linee programmatiche: la musica dei due Mondi, la voce delle donne e i nuovi modi di raccontare la musica.

La programmazione musicale guarda alla relazione tra le due sponde dell’oceano, legame di cui da sempre Gian Carlo Menotti è stato promotore, e lo fa con una proposta artistica che abbraccia molteplici linguaggi grazie anche alla presenza delle due orchestre in residenza, la Budapest Festival Orchestra, accompagnata dal direttore principale Iván Fischer e l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia con Antonio Pappano.

Al centro del cartellone musicale c’è poi sicuramente il soprano e direttrice d’orchestra Barbara Hannigan, a Spoleto per ben tre concerti.

BETTONA CROSSING | 24. SEPTEMBER 2022

13Mar

BETTONA CROSSING 2022

24. SEPTEMBER 2022

50K (2,000 D +)
20K (870 D +)

A wonderful running journey from the Etruscans to the Renaissance

TOTAL TRAIL: 2 distances: 50K and 20K. Dirt roads, woods, paths, olive groves, single tracks.
100% clean air Where the asphalt ends, the adventure begins!

Departure and arrival in one of the most beautiful and evocative Italian villages: Bettona, Perugia. You will forget about everything. A path so beautiful that it erases fatigue: 100 volunteers, along the way, at the start and finish, ready to support you and welcome you with a smile. You will never be alone on this journey into the heart of the Renaissance. Every detail will be taken care of, in full respect of the surrounding environment.

The sky is at the top of the climb.
You will look up and .. look at the enchanting view! the dome of Vignola di Santa Maria degli Angeli and behind Assisi, sleeping and elongated on the Subasio .. you will feel like you are touching the upper Basilica of San Francesco .. and then down the descent among centuries-old olive trees .. you will feel shivers of beauty .. you your legs will tremble and your heart will beat fast .. not only for the effort .. You will be struck by the beauty of the landscape.
Rich in History …. Pinturicchio, Perugino, Dono Doni and Ribeira will race with us ..

Welcome to the land of Eternity ..

Guided tour with wine tasting | The Carapace of Arnaldo Pomodoro

12Mar

GUIDED TOUR OF THE CASTELBUONO ESTATE WITH WINE TASTING:

THE CARAPACE OF ARNALDO TOMODORO

Il Carapace was born from the Lunelli family’s dream of seeing a cellar built that was a treasure chest for wine. From the long-standing friendship with Arnaldo Pomodoro and from the previous collaboration – which had led the Master to create “Centenarium”, the sculpture that celebrates the century of history of the Ferrari Cellars – the idea arose to propose to him, whose sculptures stand out in symbolic places around the world, to realize the cellar.

The idea is that of a shape reminiscent of the turtle, a symbol of stability and longevity which, with its carapace, represents the union between earth and sky “.

THE WORK

The result is an absolutely unique work, the first sculpture in the world in which it is possible to live and work, a place where art and nature, sculpture and wine dialogue, emphasizing the exceptional nature of both the container and the content. Entering the “Carapace” means entering a sculpture by Pomodoro, as his artistic alphabet immediately perceives, immediately recognizable in the internal vault. A winery that gives emotions, as happened to its author, Arnaldo Pomodoro. He told it himself: “For the first time in my life I had the thrill of being able to walk, talk and drink inside one of my works”.

The carapace is the first sculpture in the world in which you live and work, it is a treasure trove of great wines, Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco, the soul of the truest Umbria.

IN THE CARAPACE OF ARNALDO TOMATO NATURE, WINE AND ART DIALOGUE AMONG THEM

The “Carapace” offers itself to the eye as a large dome covered with copper, engraved with cracks that recall the furrows of the earth that embraces it. A sculptural element in the shape of a red dart that sticks into the ground emphasizes the work in the landscape.

The duration of the visit is approximately one hour; During the guided tour, Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Carapace project, the history of the Lunelli family, the winemaking practices and information on the aging of our wines will be illustrated. Wine tasting will follow.
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