August 15th, 2012 is coming. Are you still undecided? Let's see together what are the best events during the 2012 Mid-August holidays in Umbria. From August 10th to 19th, 2012.
HISTORICAL REENACTMENTS, PALIOS AND FOOD & WINE
Surely the lion's share. 2012 Palio dei Colombi (Palio of the Pigeons) in Amelia, which ends August 12th, 2012 with the Race of the Palio. The previous day historical parade and swearing of the Podestà. Taverns of the Contrade open with typical Umbrian dishes.
2012 Agosto Montefalchese (Montefalco's August), container of events. From July 28th to August 19th, 2012 theater, music, and taverns open (from August 3rd). Worth noting is the consolidated Sagrantino Sotto le Stelle: the Night of San Lorenzo, August 10th, 2012, tastings of Montefalco wines with the help of sommelier and live music in the background. To close the kermesse La Corsa dei Bovi to win the Palio del Toro.
2012 Palio dei Terzieri of Città della Pieve, from August 8th to 19th, 2012. On August 15th will be the Lancio della Sfida, while 19 Historical Parade and the race of the Palio called Caccia del Toro (challenge of archery). For the duration of the event will be active the Taverne di Terzieri.
In Cascia on August 16th and 17th is the time of the 2012 Festa della Birra Città di Cascia (2012 Cascia City Beer Festival), 3rd edition, with booths, games for children, live music and dancing.
Ends just August 15th (beginning the 4th) the 2012 Corciano Festival, event with music, theater, poetry, medieval reenactments and taverns. In the afternoon of 15th Corteo Quattrocentesco del Gonfalone.
One heartfelt historical-religious reenactment begins August 12th, 2012 in Montone, which is the 2012 Donazione della Santa Spina (2012 Gift of the Holy Thorn). Here, too, medieval theatre, games and arts and crafts, with the inevitable taverns. Closing the 19th with the Grand Parade of the Historic Gift of the Holy Thorn, thorn of the crown of Jesus. To be remembered as the "Donazione della Santa Spina" has obtained the patronage of the “Italian National Commission for UNESCO".
In Orvieto takes off from August 13th 2012 Cantine e Chef alla Ribalta (2012 Cellars and Chef in the Limelight): at Il Palazzo del Gusto (Ex S. Giovanni Convent) every week, until September 9th, 2012, guided tasting of a different Umbrian winery. And every Friday evening from 20:30 on the terrace of Il Palazzo del Gusto, one of the best chefs in the restaurants of Umbria will meet with the cellar in the limelight. From August 13th to 19th, 2012, the guest winery will be Cantina Lapone of Orvieto. Friday, August 17th, 2012 the guest chef will be Giangiacomo Blesio of the Belvedere Restaurant of Orvieto.
ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY
Umbria transpires art, culture and history from every pore. An outright outdoor museum. But there are also 2 worth seeing indoor exhibits. The first is Luca Signorelli 'de ingegno et spirto pelegrino', open until August 26th, 2012 in Perugia (Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria), Orvieto (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo e Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli), Città di Castello (Pinacoteca Comunale, Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera).
The second one is 'Aurea Umbra. Una regione dell'Impero nell'era di Costantino', at the Palazzo Comunale of Spello, curated by Valerio Massimo Manfredi with testimonies on life in Umbria between the third and the sixth century AD. Open until September 9, 2012.
All the genres will be present. For those who love the classical, 2012 Music Fest Perugia, from August 2nd to 17th, 2012. On August 15th, 2012 at 18:00 in the Sala dei Notari recital by Peter Frankl and Sasha Starcevich, who will play the piano, four hands, alternating with Alexander Korsantia. From 21 hours to the courtyard of the Palazzo della Provincia di Perugia concert of the soloists together with the Festival Orchestra (Piano, No. 3 Beethoven and Saint-Saens No. 2).
For those who love the great Italian singer-songwriter Francesco De Gregori, he will perform free in Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, on August 10th, 2012.
Even the "rockers" will not remain empty-handed thanks to the 2012 Ficulle In Rock Festival. 5 days, 11 to 15 August 2012, full of live performances at the Arena Parco Pubblico of Ficulle with Shandon, Don Airey and closing on August 15th the Isterika Band and their The Real Italian Show.
The 2012 Gubbio No Borders Festival instead for the opening concert (the festival will begin on August 15th and end precisely on August 26th, ed) propose in Italian premiere an interesting meeting among jazz, opera and tango with Lucia Casagrande Raffi & Tanguedia Quartet in “Italian dream in Buenos Aires... Il ritmo di una pena”. Starting at 21:30 at the Chiostro di S. Pietro of Gubbio.
If you seek concert of sacred music, at the Portiuncula of Assisi 2012 Angeliche Armonie 2012 with concerts, free, on August 10th, 11th and 16th, 2012.
Is not that enough? Not to mention the thousands of "sagre" (food festivals) scattered throughout this beautiful region, the various religious feasts and pilgrimages and the possibility of outdoor sports, especially in Valnerina and in Alto Chiascio (Mount Cucco).
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