June in Tuscany and Umbria
Whats on in June in Tuscany and Umbria?
It seems theat we are going back to the Medieval days, a lot of villages will celebrate the Medieval Heritage, from Arezzo to Bevagna there will be held festival and celebrations dedicated to the Past.
June in Tuscany and Umbria, here is a short list we’ll update every weeks with more and more news!
June 18-20. The 129° edition of the SARACINO JOUST, one of the best event of June in Tuscany
From Saturday June 13, if you are lucky you can see some parade exercises from the Saracino district
June 18 – 9.30 PM the run-through
June 20 – at 9.30 PM The Joust.
THE GAICHE MARKET, one of the best event of June in Umbria
Mercato delle Gaite 19 to 28 June 2015 Bevagna. It is considered the most important and reliable medieval re-enactment of the entire European scene and represents a real excellence of the history and tradition of Umbria. Founded in 1989 with the aim of rebuilding with greater historical relevance and great detail the daily life of the inhabitants of Bevagna in the medieval period between 1250 and 1350 .
TRIA TURRIS 26 to 28 June
3 days of Social Medieval Mask dinners, music, parades and Medieval games.
The town of Chiusi is famous for having been one of the 12 city -states , which formed the Etruscan Dodecapoli . And ‘ famous for its Lucumone Porsenna who went so far as to challenge the rising power of Rome … It ‘ also famous for being the cradle of the early Christians , for a cathedral of the oldest of Tuscany …
Little is known of Chiusi Medieval , dark period and recently celebrated that saw the city disputed between the Guelphs and Ghibellines , often the scene of clashes between Siena and Perugia , to the strenuous defense of the insignia of the Republic of Siena from the siege of the Florentines supported by ‘ Emperor Charles V … Here , it is precisely at that time, to the Middle Ages , to the centuries between 1100 and 1300 , which is inspired by the TRIA TURRIS , a reenactment and festival which is held now for four years in the old town in’ last weekend of June, coinciding with the feast of the patron Saint Mustiola (July 3 ) .
CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE
June 7 – Merchantia – street market, all day long.
JUNE 11 to 21 – The Terziere Casalino District , each year organize original flower decorations along the city, known in italian, as the “Infiorata. Best days to visit are June 20 and 21 to assist to the great flower art street performance.
Every year during the Infiorata there is also music and entertainment.
Not to miss: the flower dinner at Barbacane district June 16 at 8.30 PM
Info: Tel./Fax +39 0578299375 www.terzierecasalino.it
June 24 to 28 in Moiano, the snail festival, social dinner based on snail local dishes.
June 19 to 28 – Antichi Sapori – a food festival to taste the enjoy of the past dishes! Where: area verde ex colonia. Every day local food dinners and live music (from 9.00 PM)!
The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena.
The Archidado is organized every year on the second Sunday of June, when people are lead back to the ancient medieval splendor of the city.
A Kite Festival June 13 and 14 at Parco del Teatro Romano
At PALAZZO STROZZI – March 14 to June 21, the Hellenistic bronze sculptures
Power and Pathos: Bronzes from the Hellenistic World showcases the development of art during the Hellenistic age, which spread throughout all of the Mediterranean and beyond between the fourth and the first centuries
From June 13 the Historic Florentine Football
The Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a challenge between the four districts of the city: the Whites of S. Spirito, the Blues of S. Croce, the Reds of S. Maria Novella and the Greens of St. John. Matches take place on a field covered with sand, with the costumes of the sixteenth century. The teams of 27 for kicking part deals, sometimes so rude and violent, with the goal of bringing the ball beyond the line opposing the network marking the “hunt” (goal).
THE QUINTANA JOUST 2 TO 15 JUNE
JUNE 7 FROM 5.00 PM AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CHILDREN WITH PONY RIDING AT PIAZZA MATTEOTTI
JUNE 8 – FLAG PLAYER SHOW AT 10.00 PM
JUNE 9 – AT 10.30 PM in Piazza Garibaldi Palio della Filomè
JUNE 10 AT 10.00 PM in Piazza San Domenico, Palio di San Rocco
JUNE 11 at 10.00 PM Music in Piazza San Domenico “Segni Barocchi Festival” Filarmonica di Belfiore
JUNE 12 DO NOT MISS THE STREET PARADE at 9.45 PM
JUNE 13 9.30 – 13.30 Info Point Quintana Annullo speciale Poste Italiane
AT 9.00 PM – Campo de li Giochi “Marcello Formica e Paolo Giusti”
Giostra della Quintana “La Sfida”, THE QUINTANA JOUST
Fishing tour day:
The experience long around 3 hours and includes fishing techniques, sailing around and a stopover at Polvese island.
MAX 12 PARTICIPANTS, TWO BOATS (TOTAL OF 24 VISITORS), CAN BE BOOKED A DAY IN ADVANCE, €120 PER EXCURSION.
RESERVATION INFO Emilio +39 349 83 09 527 Alessandro +39 340 66 69 485 Cooperativa Pesca Trasimeno – www.pescatorideltrasimeno.com – +39 075 84 76005
LAKE TRASIMENO – ISLAND MAGGIORE
JUNE 19 to 21 – Island in Moon Festival – Do not miss the popular italian: Vinicio Capossela
All day long flower market.
4 to 5 June 2015- Piazza Garibaldi . “Music Circus”. Two evenings organized by the District Borghetto, full of fun and good music with a background of hot dogs , burgers , beer and local produce as much wine .
Quarter Ruga Infiorata tract Quarter Ruga on the solemnity of ” Corpus Domini ” Floral decoration of the streets of the District and snack / dinner in the square of the Cathedral. 13 to 14 June 2015- Quarter Travaglio ” Patron Saint San Donnolo Donnoli ” Saturday 13 , yellow red night through the streets of the neighborhood from 19:00 onwards , Sunday 14 Mass , race archery and lottery. 2015- Quarter Pianello and field archery loc . Cerbaiola.
“The Macchiaioli”: from ‘macchia’ to Decadentism – Private Paintings in the Poliziano Lands
At Fortezza Medicea e Museo Civico Pinacoteca Crociani – Via San Donato e Via Ricci, 1
More than 100 paintings and drawings from the troves of collectors connected to the lands of Poliziano.
Opening Hours – Monday 3pm – 8pm Tuersday / Sunday 10am – 8pm * last entrance is allowed at19,15 Tickets full price: € 8,00
JUNE 12 TO 14 – THE MEDIEVAL ORVIETO FESTIVAL http://www.orvietofest.it/
Sunday June 7 – THE INFIORATA – In occasion of the Corpus Domini, the event is celebrated every year. Everyone is welcome to participate – even the children – you can do your own design, join a group, work on the ground, decorate the niches and windows with flowers, take on the role of photographer etc…… or just come along to enjoy the spectacle. Subjects for the designs should be suitable for Corpus Domini : religious, floral or geometric. All gifts of flowers or petals will be highly appreciated, so if you have any roses or other lovely flowers please bring them along. The Procession for Corpus Domini will pass over the designs around 11.30am to noon and afterwards if any of you would like to gather lunch at L’Oca as we have in the past that would be wonderful.
June 13 – “On The footsteps of Perugino’s landscape, between art and time today” walking tour from Paciano to Panicale and social aperitiv/dinner from 3.00 PM, please contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 26 at La Loggetta Restaurant, (Piazza Santa Maria), 9.00 PM “Paciano si fa Blues” free entrance – Rowland Jones, Enrico Giovagnola, Guido Pietrella
SAN CHIRICO D’ORCIA
June 17 to 21 the Barbarossa Festival
6/7 June – Infiorate Spello is an event that takes place every year in the Umbrian town on the Feast of Corpus Christi ( the ninth Sunday after Easter ) . The flowers work a whole night to make rugs and floral paintings that wind through the streets of the historic center of the picturesque village intended to honor the passage of the Body of Christ , carried in procession by the bishop on Sunday morning. http://www.infioratespello.it/
FROM JUNE 26 to JULY 12 – the “festival dei due mondi”.
An International Festival at its 58th edition.
During the event, do not miss: the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, founded by Riccardo Muti, will be conducted by James Conlon, the internationally renowned conductor, the stage setting and costumes will be by the Oscar winners Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, the lighting by Daniele Nannuzzi and directed by Giorgio Ferrara. (Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, June 26-28-29)
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