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I PRIMI D'ITALIA Festival dei primi Piatti - Foligno (Perugia)

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Primi d'Italia Taste this special festival in Italy. From the 25th to the 28th of September 2008, there is the Xth Edition of Primi d’Italia in Foligno (Perugia) – National Festival of Pasta and Spaghetti.

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Alla scoperta del Parco Lago Trasimeno - Lago Trasimeno (Perugia)

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Trasimeno Lake had a tectonic origin. 3 million years ago, there was a shallow sea in this part of Umbria. Then a depression formed by geologic fractures, allowed the birth of Lake Trasimeno. Historically, Trasimeno was known as The Lake of Perugia and this name makes it easy to understand the importance that the lake has always had for the whole of north-western Umbria and for the Tuscan Chiana district. In prehistoric times, this lake was extended so as to almost reach Perugia....

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Umbria Jazz la musica del mondo! - Perugia (Perugia)

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Umbria Jazz 2013 - Perugia Jazz Festival 2013 July 5-14 Umbria Jazz is one of the most important music venues in the world. Every year, in July, the festival takes place in the hystorical centre of Perugia, Central Italy. It lasts two weeks and attracts lots of visitors from Italy and abroad. A number of very important musicians has performed in the magnificent "Arena Santa Giuliana" with the background of a beautiful park, the old architectures of Perugia and the Church of Saint Giuliana...

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CAPODANNO IN ITALIA: UMBRIA! - Perugia (Perugia)

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New Year's Eve in Italy: Umbria. New Year's Eve holiday in the heart of Italy: Umbria. Complete and detailed list of Villas, Apartments, Hotels and B&Bs for your  New Year's Eve in Umbria: New Year's Eve lastminutes! [ Wellness - Country Houses with restaurants - Apartment - Villas ] Events in Umbria in December and January: Terni: From the 15th of December to the 6th of January Frattuccia Creche-Presepio (Guardea) near 150 characters, big sized....

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Giostra della Quintana di Foligno - Foligno (Perugia)

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STORY The “palio” consists of a cloth, very preciously refined, that was given as a price during contests since the Middle-Age. It has an important artistic value since it is painted by contemporary artists and it’s different year after year. The Palio must eternize the victory, the history of the town, the social way of life, religion and policy. It is the memory of the “Giostra della Quintana” itself. The collection reminds as well the baroque...

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CantaMaggio Terni - Terni (Terni)

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CANTAMAGGIO IN TERNI, ITALY From the 24th of April 2008 to the 18th of May 2008 Cantamaggio is a Spring event in Umbria, Italy, based on parades of allegorical floats made by Terni citizens. During Cantamaggio there are theatre and various typical shows. Cantamaggio is the Spring celebration, when nature wakes up. Its origins are pagan.  

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CalendiMaggio Assisi - Assisi (Perugia)

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Calendimaggio - ASSISI Commemoration of popular traditions Assisi It is a spectacular evocation of medieval and Renaissance costumes and life. The two ancient medieval wards, the "Parte di Sopra" and the "Parte di Sotto", engage in a spectacular challenge which takes the form of theatre shows, concerts, songs and choruses, dances, processions, archery, crossbow and flag-waving displays. The districts compete in a singing contest among the spectacular floral decorations, flags, torches...

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Corsa dei Ceri a Gubbio - Gubbio (Perugia)

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HISTORY Corsa dei Ceri history is one of the oldest of Italy. There are two hypotheses about It: one is religious the other pagan. The religious one goes back to Patron Saint Ubaldo and his date of death: 15th of May 1160. The pagan one goes back to the celebration of Cerere, goddess of the harvest. THE CERI Wood structures. They transport the Saints across Gubbio: S. Ubaldo (Patron Saint of Gubbio) masons, S. Giorgio merchants and S. Antonio farmers. 

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Santa Rita from Cascia - Cascia (Perugia)

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RITA FROM CASCIA She was born at Roccaporena near Cascia, Umbria. The name is perhaps a shortening of Margherita, the Italian version of the name "Margaret." Rita was married at age 18 to Paolo Mancini. Her parents arranged her marriage, despite the fact that Rita repeatedly begged them to allow her to enter a convent. Paolo was a rich, quick-tempered, brutal, dissolute and uncontrolled man who made enemies in the region. Rita endured his insults, abuses and...

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Fuga del Bove, corsa di buoi a Montefalco! - Montefalco (Perugia)

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Fuga del Bove is a traditional event in Montefalco, Umbria. Its aim is to go back to a XVII th century tradition. The Bove was a bull set free in Montefalco, people had to capture it and its meat was divided between them. Protagonists of the event are 4 medieval quarters: San Bartolomeo San Fortunato Sant'Agostino San Francesco They fight one another in various medieval tournaments. The central event is surrounded by a medieval atmosphere with music,...

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Medieval Tournament: Palio della Balestra di Gubbio e San Sepolcro - Gubbio (Perugia)

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The medieval Palio della Balestra is a tournament between Gubbio (in Perugia - Umbria) and Sansepolcro (in Arezzo - Tuscany). The Palio della Balestra takes place the last Sunday of May in Gubbio. The second part of the Palio della Balestra takes place the second Sunday of September in Sansepolcro. It is organised by the Balestrieri Society of Gubbio and Sansepolcro, during their Patron Saints Feasts: Sant'Ubaldo in Gubbio and San Giovanni Evangelista in San Sepolcro.

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Sagra della Cipolla - Cannara (Perugia)

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SAGRA DELLA CIPOLLA - CANNARA, UMBRIA In September there is Saint Matteo fair, Patron Saint of Cannara, and the fiera della cipolla. Festa della Cipolla organized by local Pro Loco: the medieval centre of Cannara becomes a global sound, dance and fair where onions reign!

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Corsa all'Anello di Narni - Narni (Terni)

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Corsa all'Anello in Narni-Umbria The main feast in medieval Narni was dedicated to the Patron Saint Giovenale, taking place each year on the 3rd of May. During this festival the whole town of Narni contributes to recreate the atmosphere of 1371, year of the first written city laws. Flags and torches adorn squares and streets, taverns and pizza ovens emanate into the streets typical fragrances of Umbrian meals and very good wines. The whole town hosts medieval sounds and colours....

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FESTIVAL DEI SEGNI BAROCCHI - Foligno (Perugia)

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Baroque Festival in Foligno From the 27th of August to the 18th of September 2011  Foligno's Baroque Festival has become one of the region's most important events. Original and stimulating theatrical and musical events are presented each year, selected from the best productions both in Italy and abroad. The most important event is the BAROQUE NIGHT  10th of September 2011 From 5.30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Shows in the streets, shopping, food, music and more...  To know more about this event fill...

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Ricette, Sagre, Prodotti L'UMBRIA IN TAVOLA - Perugia (Perugia)

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE RECIPES!! UMBRIAN TYPICAL CUISINE Umbrian typical cuisine, Umbrian recipes, Umbrian dishes, regional Italian cuisine. Here you are some Umbrian recipes: Strangozzi with Asparagus Ingredients for 4-5 guests: 500 gr. Umbrian strangozzi 2 wild asparagus bundles 250 gr. peeled tomatoes chilli extra virgin olive oil garlic 1 clove salt Clean the asparagus and cut the soft part in small pieces. In a pan fry some extra virgin olive oil and...

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