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




Bevagna, June 14-25, 2023

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.