The Calendimaggio of Assisi is a festival that is celebrated every first Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday after the first of May every year, to greet the arrival of spring.
The two parts in which the city is divided, the Nobilissima Parte de Sopra and the Magnifica Parte de Sotto, are challenged for the conquest of the Palio, by carrying out parades in medieval costumes, recited scenes of re-enactment of medieval life in the alleys of the city and musical performances.
This feast is among the oldest, if not absolutely the most remote, Italian folkloric events.
Every May 15, on the eve of mourning, the devotional offering to the Patron Saint is a regular event for the people of Gubbio who participate in a mystic procession, in a great “Luminaria”, a sea of large wax candles, along the streets of the city up to Monte Ingino (where the body of St. Ubaldo has been resting in the homonymous Basilica since 11 September 1194).
Today we can easily say that the passionate Infioratori (the flower artists) of Spello work all year to prepare the event in the best possible way.
In the days preceding the CORPUS DOMINI, you can witness the actual mobilization of large teams of Infioratori, who spread out along the slopes of Subasio, into the fields and plains of the green Umbrian valley.
A natural show that leaves you breathless for its beauty and uniqueness; only in this way can we describe the Fioritura di Castelluccio, a whirlwind of colors and scents that pervades the gaze and the mind. The flowering period goes from the end of May to mid-July, a period in which the monotony of the pasture gives way to an enveloping mosaic of colors that touches all shades, thanks to the enormous variety of floral species that color the Pian Grande and the Pian Lost. Mother Nature takes care of this show, so you can admire it whenever you want, there is no right date.