The May 15th is a date marked in red on the calendar of every Gubbio. It is the day of the religious festival of Gubbio (PG).
The origins of this festival are rooted in centuries. Some scholars date it back to the pagan ceremonies in honor of the goddess Ceres. Still others speculate the 1154 celebrations after the victory of Gubbio against 11 allied cities. But the most likely hypothesis, as well as the same beloved by Gubbio, is attributable to the figure of Ubaldo Badassini , Bishop of Gubbio in the twelfth century and today the patron saint of the city, St.
The April 25 , Anniversary of the Liberation of Italy also known asLiberation Day , is a celebration with a strong cultural and political but it is also one of the first days of spring holidays where you can often take advantage of a few days of “bridge” to take a short vacation or a trip out of town.
Easter is always a good excuse to get away and find some new destination, or to return a second time if the first made his mark … maybe with some variation on the theme! What better time to witness the rebirth of the hills of the green heart of Italy?Undoubtedly the spring! Spend Easter in Umbria is indeed an excellent opportunity to experience and learn about the villages, monuments and traditions that characterize the region in this period, the procession on Good Friday, the various events typical of Easter Sunday!
Bridge May 1 Umbria
In Italy the feast falls a few days after the April 25 Bridge and in a few years, thanks to the “happy coincidence” of the two parties, you can take advantage of a few days off to take a break of several days.
The Infiorate Spello
Spello (PG) each year, during the procession of Corpus Domini , hostsInfiorate Spello which, as its name indicates, floral arrangements are made by real artists, represented figurations and ornamental motifs liturgici.La transformation from simple flowers spread on the pavement a real “carpets” and floral paintings came around the nineteenth century.However, the true artistic evolution can be traced back to 1930 , when a woman on the street drew a simple floral with broom and fennel
As every year on the occasion of the feast of Corpus Christi (Body of the Lord, second Sunday after Pentecost, 9th after Easter, ed), Orvieto relives the solemnity of the ceremony, both religious and purely popular. A “menar dances” is the Procession of the Ladies , the Saturday afternoonbefore, around 16:30, which proposes an insight imagery of medieval life: the nobles of the territories subject, arrived in town to march in the parade, were followed by numerous ladies and courtiers. And in honor of the first organized the mayor of the representations in the square dances to medieval songs, performances by flag bearers to those of hawkers.
Usually at this time of the proximity of the summer is felt by giving warm temperatures and sunny days are ideal for those who want to spend a few days away from home
Foligno (PG) annually hosts the Giostra della Quintana , annual historical event (revived in 1946 after a century break, ed) inspired by the medieval equestrian competition and that will bring the city back to a time when women were “Dame” and men “Sir”.
LA FIORITA: THE FLOWERING OF CASTELLUCCIO
Castelluccio di Norcia is a town located in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, at an altitude of 1452 meters and a few kilometers (about 28) from Norcia (PG), in Valnerina.
The village is located on top of a hill, in the middle of a plateau in front of the Mount Carrier. The plateau is divided into 3 levels: Pian Grande; Small and Pian Pian Lost. For a total of 15 km², that during the year appear chromatically “poor.”