August: The Palio of the Inhabitants of the Quarters: The Bull Hunt
It is a recalling which is inspired by the
ancient "contrasti" (fights, quarrels), very
frequent incidents in medieval and Renaissance town life. Each of the three
parts in which the town is divided (Borgo Dentro, Casalino and Castello), compete in a captivating competition of archery
where they used targets in the form of a bull. The argument is surrounded by a
series of music and theatre performances, all inspirited by the atmosphere of
the Renaissance, the time when Pietro Perugino lived and worked. In the
historical procession, which precedes the proper Palio more than 700 minor
figures in period, costumes are involved. With the Palio dei Terzieri and La Caccia del Toro go hand in hand the decoration of the
inns Taverne dei Terzieri, characteristic places where local
dishes of the Umbrian and Tuscan cookery are served. The event takes place at Città
della Pieve in August.
Other events in the town of Città della Pieve
December: Monumental Crib
- In the Palazzo della Corgna’s
which is full of atmosphere the Terziere Castello
(one of the
three parts in which the town is divided), prepares a monumental crib with
yearly varying theme in honour of Perugino’s
famous fresco “The
Adoration of the Three Kings
Eastern: The Living Pictures
- This time it is the turn of the Terziere
to organize the performance of living scenes, which
represent the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. More than 40 minor
figures give life to proper ''living pictures''
taken from famous
paintings like ''The Last Supper''
, ''Ecce Homo''
and ''The Descent from the Cross''
. The event takes
place in the basement rooms of the Palazzo Orcia
June: Infiorata of St Luigi Gonzaga
- In the Via Pietro Vannucci
the inhabitants of the Terziere Casalino
dedicate to their
protector flower decorations and designs, which are inspired by the Renaissance
painting and that of Perugino
Period of Easter: Exhibition market for local agroindustrial and artisan
products of the territory Trasimeno-Pievese-Orvietana-Valdichiana-Valdorcia
July: Trasimeno Blues
- Festival of Blues music.
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