A wonderful celebration in Umbria to mark the seasonal blossoming of fragrant lavender on the fields of Lavandeto di Assisi, a garden and breeding ground famous for its vast and varied collection of lavender plants. Threads and materials of many colors can be produced from the plants, and during the festival there will be basket making courses and a small market as well as a workshop on the distillation of essential oils. Visitors can also learn how to use lavender in the kitchen, take a painting class, go horseback riding, and compete in a bouquet-making contest. The event runs on weekends in June and July in the small town of Castelnuovo di Assisi.
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