DISCOVERING AROUND EVERY CORNER
Umbria is extremely rich in cultural offer, with many annual events of great national and international relevance, which vivify the life of towns and villages, making them even more beautiful and inspiring.
Each summer Umbria Jazz festival brings in Perugia the best interpreters of this genre, and each winter music again warms Orvieto with Umbria Jazz Winter festival, while the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto has become over the years an unmissable event in the international art world.
Historical reenactments combine the pleasures of tastes and memories of the local customs and folklore: above all, the spectacular and loved event Ceri di Gubbio, but also the Festival dei Fiori of Spello, the Giostra della Quintana in Foligno, the Mercato delle Gaite in Bevagna and many other events.
Umbria is also place of meditation. Pervaded by a profound religious spirit, Umbria is the land of great saints, known worldwide for being the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy, San Benedetto of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Order and St. Valentine, patron saint of lovers.
Among all these saints it’s worth to remind also Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares, and Rita of Cascia, the saint of “impossible cases”. Hermitages and monasteries, are places of constant peregrinations across the region, offering to all visitors moments of great suggestion and spirituality, far away from the hustle and bustle of metropolis and big cities.