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Umbria Jazz is the most important Italian jazz music festival. Founded in 1973, it takes place in Perugia every July.

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Palio delle Barche

The Palio delle Barche recalls the last act of hostilities among the noble Perugine families of Baglioni and Oddi, a bloody battle that saw in 1495 Passignano at the center of military operations when a small army of the Oddi family had to flee, shoulder boats , From the castle, pursued by the militias of the Baglioni and of the Corgna.

On the last Sunday of July, the four Rions of the Country, the Old Town, the New Center or the Two Centers, Oliveto and San Donato, face a three-stage competition. In the first, the boats of Rioni defy in the water until they reach the pier of the country.

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Calendimaggio di Assisi

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.

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La Festa dei Ceri (Feast of the Candles)

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).

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Le infiorate di Spello (The Infiorata flower festival in Spello)

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.

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Il Mercato delle Gaite (Market of the Gaite)

The Mercato delle Gaite draws inspiration from the ancient division of Bevagna (PG) into four districts named Gaite. The administrative organization of the city was based on these in medieval times. The purpose of the event is to reconstruct, with the greatest historical relevance and abundance of detail, the daily life of the inhabitants of Bevagna in the period between 1250 and 1350.

For ten days at the end of June, Bevagna dives into its distant past: the old workshops of medieval crafts reopen their doors and go back into business, and the streets are crowded with bevanati who, wearing costumes from medieval times, live the everyday life of their ancestors: eating, working, playing, just as they used to do.

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