April in Tuscany and Umbria
April in Tuscany and Umbria. Spring is coming, days are longer, it’s time to enjoy the italian country slow living of Tuscany and Umbria.
April is our blooming season, time to re-open, to restart after winter. Here at Fontanaro will start hundreds of roses blooming. And this April , there will be many great local events happening.
Here is a list of main events and things to do from the Umbria Tuscany review of il Fontanaro
Easter 2015 will be, this year, on April 5th.
At Fontanaro, as per our tradition, we’ll start cooking the Sunday lunch on Friday, creating a “foodie” event for all of our guests.
Although we make some last-minute choices based on what is in the garden, our basic traditional meal always includes slow-cooked lamb, Roman fried artichokes (off course fried in our own extra virgin organic olive oil) and the Torta di Pasqua Easter cake. Please contact us for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzKKeb0H_Vs
AREZZO ANTIQUE FAIR JUST 60 MINUTES DRIVE FROM IL FONTANARO
All day long on the 4th and 5th of April. We love Spring in Tuscany, this is the best time for the antique market, not too cold, not too hot!
ASSISI – ANTIQUE FAIR JUST 60 MINUTES DRIVE FROM IL FONTANARO
April 25–May 4 is the Assisi Antique Fair http://www.assisiantiquariato.it/
CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO – 14 km from Paciano
April 3 – at Palazzo della Corgna – 9.00 PM free Classical Concert: Brass Ensemble
April 4, 5 and 11 – a little local Street Market – at the historical village centre, all day long.
April 19 – the Tulip Festival
April 12 – Is the Castiglione del Lago Tulip Festival, a day filled with street markets, flowers , marching bands and floats covered in tulips
The Pilot Festival is at the end of April
CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE (15 minutes from Paciano and il Fontanaro)
April 4 to 6 – All day long – MERCHANTIA – Street market mainly of local street food and local crafts
On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, many actors of Terziere Borgo Dentro perform Live Tableaux on the themes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection
More info at http://www.cittadellapieve.org/site/3/eventi/Live_tableaux.html
Sunday April 19th – from 5.30 PM a great event in Città della Pieve to celebrate the 50 years Anniversary of Coppetta Restaurant. Up to midnight the historical centre of the village will be dedicated to the music, kids entrateinment and great food tasting organized by the restaurant. We’ll all go there! This is a great occasion to meet local families and find new Italian friends!
April 30 – a special tasting dinner and blues concert at Cantina del Saltapicchio
CHIUSI CHIANCIANO PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
April 24/25/26 and May 1/2 /3
More info at Diaframmi Chiusi or http://www.prolocochiusi.it/eventi/
MAEC Museum Etruscan Exhibit – March 21 through July 31 is the exhibition entitled “Seduzione Etrusca: from the Secrets of Holkham Hall to the Wonders of the British Museum”. It offers a unique opportunity to retrace the footsteps of the birth of modern Etruscan in the 18th century through 150 valuable works. These include paintings, drawings, archaeological finds, manuscripts and documents attesting to the big passion for the Etruscans mainly in the UK. The MAEC Museum is in Cortona’s Piazza Signorelli, and the exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission 12€, tel: 00 39 0575 637235 www.cortonamaec.org
Scoppio del Carro Easter tradition
April 20 is the date for this year’s Scoppio del Carro, which translates as the “explosion of the cart” dates from the year 1102, when famous and prestigious Florentine family, Pazzi, celebrated the return from the first crusade where the Christian banner was hoisted on the walls of Jerusalem for the first time and in return the family received three chips of stone from the Holy Sepulcher of Christ. The festival is open to all. See these websites for more details.
April 24th- May 3rd – The International Handicrafts Trades Fair, at Dal Basso Fortress, since 1931
Second Sunday of April, Street market in Piazza Grande
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8.30 PM a VERY SPECIAL DINNER AT RISTORANTE CIBUS, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 14, Orvieto – RSVPs REQUESTED: CALL +39 0763 630091
Reservations are required, so call as soon as you can – space is limited. Please feel free to invite anyone you’d like!
Here’s the menu…
Bruschetta with pork rind and bean, Battered cod fillets, Fried zucchini flowers, Rigatoni pasta all’amatriciana
Tonnarelli pasta with Pecorino Romano cheese and pepper, Veal topped with prosciutto and herbs, Oxtail Stew, Roman-style artichokes, Broad beans and pecorino cheese
Custard-based dessert, Espresso/coffee, Ammazzacaffè – Means “coffee killer”. A small glass of liqueur
Typical Roman wine
25th of April, free Concert at 9.00 PM – Loves and jealousies, music and song in the world of opera . Single ticket € . 15,00 For info and reservations Tel. +39 3492577684 email@example.com
April 3 – at 9.00 PM you can take part to the Religious Solemn Procession of Christ. It starts from the Collegiate Church of St. Michael the Archangel . In front of the procession will depart three trunks almost six meters high, each led by one person, representing the three brotherhoods historical Panicale.
April 6th (Each Easter Monday of the year) is the date of Panicale’s traditional Ruzzolone, when competitors roll huge wheels of cheese, each weighing about 4 kilos, around the village walls. The object is to get your cheese around the course using the fewest number of strokes. Following the cheese contest, there is a band in the piazza and, of course, wine.
April 24 – at Teatro Cesare Caporali 9.00 PM: “The Spring Concert” ,by the Ensemble Libercantus, Dir. Vladimiro Vagnetti. Music at the times of Shakeaspeare, Music of Monteverdi, Dowland, Morley, Weelkes, Ravenscroft. Cost €. 5.00. To book +39 327 992 3665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
25TH OF APRIL, EVERY YEAR
PASSIGNANO AND THE HISTORICAL MEDIEVAL DINNER ON APRIL 25TH
Perugina Chocolate Schools
April 4th –learn how to make the Easter Chocolate Eggs!
To book in advance – Call 0039 075-5276796
PIENZA Easter lunch Menu’ at Podere il Casale
Typical Tuscan cold cuts + Lentil soup with wild Swiss chard
Taste of fresh egg Tagliatelle with red meat sauce + Taste of Ravioli filled with ricotta and rocked pesto with IGP balsamic vinegar
Lamb with roast potatoes + Taste of our goat and sheep cheeses served with honey and marmalades
Tiramisu made with our fresh ricotta
40€ per person Wines excluded – Water, bread, coffee included
PIETRAFITTA AND THE WILD ASPARAGUS DAYS
24th of April to 3td of May – Come to Pietrafitta to enjoy traditional Italian meals based on wild Asparagus, locally called: La sagra dell’asparago di bosco!
SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI
FONTEVERDE SPA – EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 4.00 p.m. to 8.00
Thermal pool bath, aperitif with local specialities and a soft drink
Thermal pool bath, Etruscan circuit,aperitif with local drink specialities and a soft drink Euro 36,00
Thermal pool bath, Etruscan circuit,aperitif with local specialities and a soft drink Euro 36,00
SIENA – 60 minutes from il Fontanaro
Italian Opera Concerts in Siena.
Some exquisite and unforgettable events to step into the magics of classical music. A show, which will pleasantly accompany your nights.
In the heart of Siena’s historical center, inside the intimate atmosphere of ex S. Stefano Church, you will find a place where you can experience the breathing of Italian Opera: a series of concerts and musical events, held by musicians and singers from all over the world.
A selection of some of the best Arias and Duets by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Mozart. Thanks to our musicians’ performances, you will experience Tosca’s passion, Mimì’s romance, La Traviata’s intimate sacrifice, Rossini’s laugh and much more
25th of April 2015 The Italian Opera in Siena 9.15 PM
April 2, a nice new opening at Palazzo del Vignola, a new lounge bar with music art and fun!