Destinations & Events 2021

Destinations & Events 2021

One of the most visited countries in Europe; Italy possesses an abundance of outstanding scenery, exquisite cuisine, and priceless art and architecture. Umbria, the land of beautiful dreams, shares in this abundance. MOTHER UMBRIA provides the most authentic Italian experiences possible. We guarantee select destinations and events that will ensure your trip will be of the highest comfort and style.

When to go & what to see

Spring in Umbria is the time of nature reawakening. Warmer temperatures create the perfect time for travelling, and Umbria provides the setting for many outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and city walking tours. Join us in the creation of unforgettable memories with a backdrop of brilliant shades of green and colourful wild flowers blooming everywhere. For all those travellers looking for authentic cultural attractions.

March - April – May: Black Truffle Fair in Norcia

Last weekend of February and first weekend of March 2021. In the town of Norcia, an unforgettable trade show dedicated to the Norcia Black Truffle (Nero di Norcia), a celebration of delicious products from the pristine land of Italy. This fair is the largest agricultural event in Umbria with more than 100 exhibitors of mountain food including: truffles, Porcini mushrooms, pecorino cheese, prosciutto and more.

black truffles
international dance competition spoleto

International Dance Week & Competition in Spoleto

April dates TBA. For a week, the town of Spoleto becomes the world capital of dance where performers come from 15 countries to compete before a jury of international dance masters. The Ballet Exhibition and the final awards ceremony make this competition one of the most attractive art events in Umbria.

Calendimaggio in Assisi

May 5-8, 2021. A re-enactment with flowers and flags that decorate the city of Assisi. A historical procession of medieval costumes, street theatre, songs, choirs, concerts, dances, and performances by archers, crossbowmen and flag-wavers.

calendimaggio assisi
spoleto festival

Spoleto Festival

June 25-July 11. Known in Italy as the Festival dei Due Mondi, founded in 1957, this renowned festival attracts visitors from all over the world to the beautiful town of Spoleto. This popular event features an array of cutting-edge drama, concerts, opera, dance, and visual arts.  (Check out our package tour).

Umbria Jazz in Perugia

From 9 July to 18 July: July 9-18. This ten-day music festival is a must for the lover of jazz featuring the best Italian and International jazz musicians performing in public squares, streets, and big arenas.    (Check out our package tour).

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Mercato delle Gaite in Bevagna

June17-21, 2021. One of the most fascinating medieval festivals in Italy takes place in the town of Bevagna. An authentic experience of the Middle Ages and the glorious past of this town. Includes a procession of medieval costumes, archery and crossbow competition, and food and artisanal workshops. Fun for the whole family. (Check out our package tour).

Giostra della Quintana in Foligno

June dates TBA. A centuries-old horse and jousting tournament that commemorates the rituals of the ancient knighthoods and noble royalty. This spectacular horse competition includes a procession of 800 characters in baroque costumes.

giostra quintana foligno
infiorata di spello

Infiorata di Spello

June 6, 2021. Celebrating the Corpus Domini, the enchanting medieval streets of Spello are adorned with carpets of colourful flowers and floral paintings. The beautiful sights and scents of flowers is a wonderful experience to enjoy with family and friends. (Check out our package tour).

Festa della vendemmia a Montefalco

Harvest Fair, September 19, 2021. An exciting Sunday for locals and visitors celebrating the grape harvest in a traditional parade of old chariots pulled by animals or vintage tractors along the main streets of the town of Montefalco. Partake in the abundant food and drink to enjoy the most rural traditions in Umbria.

festa della vendemmia di Montefalco
ottobre trevano

Ottobre Trevano in Trevi

End of September – End of October. A month of events hosted by the enchanting hilltop town of Trevi. Includes the Palio dei Terzieri, a Medieval Quarters Tournament and Festival devoted to the famous local olive oil. Moreover, street markets of Trevi’s Black Celery and many special cooking exhibitions. (Check out our package tour).

Frantoi Aperti – Olive-mill Feast

The Association of Umbria Olive Oil Routes celebrates the harvest of olives with the opening of olive mills located throughout the region. Every weekend is a wonderful opportunity to taste the new olive oil production with bruschetta and grilled sausages. If you have never tasted authentically fresh Italian olive oil, you will not want to miss this flavourful treat for the taste buds

Versare olio
eurochocolate perugia

Eurochocolate in Perugia

October 15–24. This international festival of chocolate is one of the largest and most delicious chocolate events in Europe. Exhibitions of the best Italian artisanal confectionary factories. Calling all chocoholics! Indulge your sweet tooth. Bring family and friends. (Check out our package tour).

St. Francis Day in Assisi & Franciscan celebrations

Oct 4 – for a month. The famous town of Assisi and all Umbrian towns will honour Italy’s Saint Patron, St. Francis, and follow his spiritual heritage of a new Universal Brother-and-Sisterhood.  The main basilicas house important religious symposiums and Assisi becomes the centre of a New Christianity. For pilgrims and visitors to have a deep soul experience in the peaceful beauty of the native land of St. Francis. (Check out our package tour).

albero natale a gubbio

Christmas Holiday

For all to enjoy the warm atmosphere of Christmas following the traces of Saint Francis in Assisi. On December 8, 2021, attend the lighting of the largest Christmas Tree in Italy located in the town of Gubbio. Also enjoy their colourful Christmas Market.

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