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June 2020

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

June 13 - June 14
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers for the infiorata di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy all leading up to the main event. Marvel at the floral tapestries in honor of Corpus Domini every year on the 9th Sunday after Easter. Dream of…

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August 2020

Ferragosto

August 15 - August 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see all…

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December 2020

Cannara: Onion Festival

December 3 - December 15
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of December, repeating indefinitely

Cannara Cannara, Perugia 06033 Italy + Google Map
Free

Cannara, in Umbria, welcomes people to their onion festival! The perfectly sweet onions typical of Cannara are of the red, gold and borrettana varieties. For two weekends in a row locals and tourists can celebrate by partaking in the eating of specialty dishes involving the beloved vegetable. Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Please visit event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree

December 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

Gubbio Umbria 06024 Italy + Google Map
Free

Gubbio kicks off the Christmas season and keeps it going with the lighting of the world's largest Christmas Tree (first recorded in 1991 in the Guinness Book of Records). This charming medieval town on Mount Ingino in Umbria is home to the light installation for nearly the entire month of December and into the first week of January. Quite a sight to see and to be admired by all! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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May 2021

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

May 13, 2021 - May 14, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers for the infiorata di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy all leading up to the main event. Marvel at the floral tapestries in honor of Corpus Domini every year on the 9th Sunday after Easter. Dream of…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Corso dei Ceri (Running of the Candles)

May 15, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of May, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Gubbio, Italy + Google Map
Free

One of Italy's oldest and weirdest traditions, Corso dei Ceri, or "Running of the Candles," takes place once a year on May 15th in the picturesque Umbrian town of Gubbio. Three "candles" (actually 30 foot-high wooden pillars) crowned with statues of saints are paraded around the town by "ceraiuoli" and then run up the streets of Gubbio to the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo which overlooks the town. Must see to believe! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel…

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August 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see all…

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December 2021

Cannara: Onion Festival

December 3, 2021 - December 15, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of December, repeating indefinitely

Cannara Cannara, Perugia 06033 Italy + Google Map
Free

Cannara, in Umbria, welcomes people to their onion festival! The perfectly sweet onions typical of Cannara are of the red, gold and borrettana varieties. For two weekends in a row locals and tourists can celebrate by partaking in the eating of specialty dishes involving the beloved vegetable. Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Please visit event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree

December 7, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

Gubbio Umbria 06024 Italy + Google Map
Free

Gubbio kicks off the Christmas season and keeps it going with the lighting of the world's largest Christmas Tree (first recorded in 1991 in the Guinness Book of Records). This charming medieval town on Mount Ingino in Umbria is home to the light installation for nearly the entire month of December and into the first week of January. Quite a sight to see and to be admired by all! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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May 2022

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

May 13, 2022 - May 14, 2022
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers for the infiorata di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy all leading up to the main event. Marvel at the floral tapestries in honor of Corpus Domini every year on the 9th Sunday after Easter. Dream of…

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