Around us: events and festivals
The old love of Umbrians for shows transformed the region into a fascinating stage for musical, theatrical and film, festivals shows, competitions and exhibitions. Internationally prestigious events include Spoleto Festival, Terni, Orvieto and Perugia Umbria Jazz, Sagra Musicale Umbra in Perugia, Nations Festival of Chamber Music in Città di Castello and also other important events as TodiArte Festival , Gubbio Festival and the season of Classical Plays at the Roman theater in Gubbio, Baroque Traces in Foligno, and others. - Spectacular atmosphere of the past can be felt in the events related to the cycles of nature or religious festivals, like the celebrations in honor of St. Francis and St. Rita, the feast of Palombella in Orvieto and flower festival of Corpus Domini in Spello; they aren’t just commemorations but also big vents where passion and involvement give authentic vitality to pagan rites mixed with old Christian devotions, chivalrous challenges of medieval society or propitiatory ceremonies of rural life. In Assisi people welcome the spring arrival with the event called Calendimaggio and in Piediluco people celebrate summer along the Piediluco Lake.