Il Mercato delle Gaite di Bevagna, piccolo centro nella provincia di Perugia ed inserita tra I Borghi più Belli d’Italia, è una rievocazione della vita quotidiana del Comune tra il 1250 ed il 1350.
L’edizione 2012 si svolgerà dal 14 al 24 Giugno 2012, anticipata dal Banchetto Medioevale, a cura della Guaita San Giovanni, di Sabato 9 Giugno 2012, ore 21:00 Piazza Filippo Silvestri.

Con il termine Gaite o Guaite si indicano i quattro quartieri (San Giorgio, San Giovanni, San Pietro e Santa Maria) in cui anticamente era divisa Bevagna. Ma non è soltanto una festa, è anche una competizione: le Gaite organizzano i propri mercati in maniera autonoma, gareggiando fra loro in quattro sfide (gara del mercato, gara dei mestieri, gara gastronomica, gara sportiva di tiro con l’arco) per conquistare un premio, il Palio della Vittoria, che va al quartiere che interpreta più fedelmente il ruolo che rivestiva nel Medioevo.

La città negli 11 giorni della festa si anima dei rumori delle Botteghe dei Mestieri Medievali, ed ovunque si allestiscono taverne e locande dove gustare prodotti locali. Tutte le sere a partire dal 15 Luglio 2012.
Il risultato è stupefacente: Bevagna moderna si fonde con quella medievale ed i suoi abitanti, abbandonate le vesti quotidiane, indossano tessuti e stoffe di nobili, popolani, magistrati ed artigiani, facendo rivivere le attività tradizionali dei loro avi.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The Mercato delle Gaite (Market of the Gaite) of Bevagna, a small town in the province of Perugia and inserted among I Borghi più Belli d’Italia (The most Beautiful Villages in Italy), is a reenactment of the daily life of the City between 1250 and 1350.
The 2012 edition will take place from June 14th to 24th, 2012, anticipated by the Medieval Banquet, edited by the Guaita San Giovanni, on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 21:00 in Piazza Filippo Silvestri.

With the term Gaite or Guaite are indicate the four districts (St. George, St. John, St. Peter and St. Mary) in which was divided Bevagna. But it is not just a party, it is also a competition: the Gaite organize their own markets independently, competing with each other in four challenges (market competition, crafts competition, gastronomic competition, archery competition) to win a prize, the Palio of Victory, which goes to the district who plays more closely the role it plays in the Middle Ages.

The city during the 11 days of the feast comes alive of the sounds of the Botteghe dei Mestieri Medievali (Medieval Crafts Workshops), and everywhere are put on taverns and inns where you can taste local products. Nightly from July 15th, 2012.
The result is amazing: modern Bevagna merges with the Middle Ages Bevagna and its inhabitants, abandoned their everyday clothes, wear fabrics of nobles, peasants, lawyers and craftsmen, reviving the traditional activities of their ancestors.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The Mercato delle Gaite (Market of the Gaite) of Bevagna, a small town in the province of Perugia and inserted among I Borghi più Belli d’Italia (The most Beautiful Villages in Italy), is a reenactment of the daily life of the City between 1250 and 1350.
The 2012 edition will take place from June 14th to 24th, 2012, anticipated by the Medieval Banquet, edited by the Guaita San Giovanni, on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 21:00 in Piazza Filippo Silvestri.

With the term Gaite or Guaite are indicate the four districts (St. George, St. John, St. Peter and St. Mary) in which was divided Bevagna. But it is not just a party, it is also a competition: the Gaite organize their own markets independently, competing with each other in four challenges (market competition, crafts competition, gastronomic competition, archery competition) to win a prize, the Palio of Victory, which goes to the district who plays more closely the role it plays in the Middle Ages.

The city during the 11 days of the feast comes alive of the sounds of the Botteghe dei Mestieri Medievali (Medieval Crafts Workshops), and everywhere are put on taverns and inns where you can taste local products. Nightly from July 15th, 2012.
The result is amazing: modern Bevagna merges with the Middle Ages Bevagna and its inhabitants, abandoned their everyday clothes, wear fabrics of nobles, peasants, lawyers and craftsmen, reviving the traditional activities of their ancestors.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The Mercato delle Gaite (Market of the Gaite) of Bevagna, a small town in the province of Perugia and inserted among I Borghi più Belli d’Italia (The most Beautiful Villages in Italy), is a reenactment of the daily life of the City between 1250 and 1350.
The 2012 edition will take place from June 14th to 24th, 2012, anticipated by the Medieval Banquet, edited by the Guaita San Giovanni, on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 21:00 in Piazza Filippo Silvestri.

With the term Gaite or Guaite are indicate the four districts (St. George, St. John, St. Peter and St. Mary) in which was divided Bevagna. But it is not just a party, it is also a competition: the Gaite organize their own markets independently, competing with each other in four challenges (market competition, crafts competition, gastronomic competition, archery competition) to win a prize, the Palio of Victory, which goes to the district who plays more closely the role it plays in the Middle Ages.

The city during the 11 days of the feast comes alive of the sounds of the Botteghe dei Mestieri Medievali (Medieval Crafts Workshops), and everywhere are put on taverns and inns where you can taste local products. Nightly from July 15th, 2012.
The result is amazing: modern Bevagna merges with the Middle Ages Bevagna and its inhabitants, abandoned their everyday clothes, wear fabrics of nobles, peasants, lawyers and craftsmen, reviving the traditional activities of their ancestors.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

The Mercato delle Gaite (Market of the Gaite) of Bevagna, a small town in the province of Perugia and inserted among I Borghi più Belli d’Italia (The most Beautiful Villages in Italy), is a reenactment of the daily life of the City between 1250 and 1350.
The 2012 edition will take place from June 14th to 24th, 2012, anticipated by the Medieval Banquet, edited by the Guaita San Giovanni, on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 21:00 in Piazza Filippo Silvestri.

With the term Gaite or Guaite are indicate the four districts (St. George, St. John, St. Peter and St. Mary) in which was divided Bevagna. But it is not just a party, it is also a competition: the Gaite organize their own markets independently, competing with each other in four challenges (market competition, crafts competition, gastronomic competition, archery competition) to win a prize, the Palio of Victory, which goes to the district who plays more closely the role it plays in the Middle Ages.

The city during the 11 days of the feast comes alive of the sounds of the Botteghe dei Mestieri Medievali (Medieval Crafts Workshops), and everywhere are put on taverns and inns where you can taste local products. Nightly from July 15th, 2012.
The result is amazing: modern Bevagna merges with the Middle Ages Bevagna and its inhabitants, abandoned their everyday clothes, wear fabrics of nobles, peasants, lawyers and craftsmen, reviving the traditional activities of their ancestors.

Fabrizio Galeazzi