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Celebrations in Umbria among flowers, feasts and Jazz


In May in Fratta Todina there’s the FAIR OF SAINT MICHAEL. St. Michael the Archangel is the patron of Fratta todina, and the festival has its origins in 1600. Since 2000 the show has been designed to accompany the celebrations for the patron, to enhance and publicize local crafts and typical food and wine products of the village and the surrounding area. The fair takes place in the streets of the old town center where you can find unique handmade objects made by skilled artisans and taste the delights of Umbrian cuisine.


In May in San Gemini we can admire the beautiful INFIORATA DI CORPUS DOMINI. Several squads armed of flowers and leaves, dried and crushed, create spectacular artistic compositions through the streets of the town. From simple geometric patterns to real pictures rich of detail, the town is colored throughout the route of the procession. The compositions are studied and prepared throughout the year for the occasion, which is confirmed every year as a religious and artistic event of great participation.

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Infiorata di Corpus Domini San Gemini photo


In June in Bevagna there’s the MARKET OF THE GAITE. The gaite were the ancient wards of the town and today this event recalls the medieval life of the site with the exhibition of ancient crafts, the archery competition, the markets for local products, traveling and musician shows. Taverns and inns offer themed menus and the whole town is immersed in a unique atmosphere!


In July in Perugia there’s the Umbria Jazz, one of the most important festivals of the Italian and international music scene. Born in the 70’s, this festival is packed with events ranging from jazz to rock to soul, with an exceptional location as the arena, the PavoneTheatre, the municipal theater, the basilica of St. Peter.

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Umbria Jazz photo


Between July and August, FRATTA TODINA FESTIVAL will conquer you with the tastes and traditions of Umbria. Within the walls of the old castle and the main street, you can enjoy delicious meals, all prepared with fresh ingredients and respecting local traditions. There are also popular games, music and dancing to prolong the party late into the night!       


In August there’s the TODI FESTIVAL, a manifestation of art, theater and music for ten days that will brighten summer days of Todi. There are always many scheduled events, from concerts to art exhibitions, conferences and meetings. A rich agenda that offers one more reason to visit Todi and discover its beauty. In addition many of the events are free of charge for the desire to bring theater to a broad audience.

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