During Easter, the eggs painting is one of the typical traditions of many areas of Italy, including our Umbria.
In particular, a small Umbrian village has made of painting eggs a real annual appointment, with a competition involving every year artists and amateurs who implement all their creativity, and a permanent museum specially dedicated.
We are talking about Civitella Del Lago, close to Orvieto: thanks to the Ovo Pinto Cultural Association, in fact, in this picturesque town you can take part in a unique competition.
Until 12th April 2017, you can enter the competition for the 2017 National Ovo Pinto Show, a contest open to all and based on the decoration of the eggshells of any animal species, painted with all the techniques of execution. The best creation will be rewarded with a cash prize in the respective category, professional artists or amateurs.
You can admire the decorated eggs from Easter to the 1st May 2017, when there will be the awards ceremony of winners.
Then, the works will remain on permanent display at the local museum: in Civitella Del Lago, it is possible all year enjoy the Ovo Pinto Museum, with dozens of magnificent eggs of all shapes and colors, decorated during the years.
>> Come to admire the painted eggs in Civitella Del Lago and discover the hotels of the area of Orvieto
Last year, the Ovo Pinto Cultural Association celebrated the anniversary of the death of Luigi Pirandello and dedicated to him the main theme of the competition. For this 2017, they have decided to award a completely different (and spicy) theme to the participants. In fact, the Association wants to promote the established link between Civitella del Lago and the chili pepper, dedicating to this plant the main theme and celebrating in this way the 25° year of Chili Peppers Festival of Diamante (CS) together with the Italian Academy of Chili Pepper.
So, the 2017 special theme has the following title: "A tribute to chili pepper: culture, eros, food, fire, traditions and magic".
>> Combine a visit to the Ovo Pinto Museum with an holiday in the green of Umbria, and stay in one of the farmhouses in the area of Civitella Del Lago and Orvieto
For more informations about the competition, look at the attachment below!