August: Gift of the Holy Thorn
Historical recalling of the deeds of the count
Carlo de’ Fortebracci, who drove the Moors from the
borders of the Serenissima, when he fought at the side of the republic
of Venice in 1473, and he received as a sign of thankfulness and
recognition a thorn from the crown Jesus Christ wore on his head in the
last moments of his worldly life. Carlo Fortebracci came back to Montone and gave the holy thorn as a present to the people, who kept it in the church Chiesa
di San Francesco dei Minori Conventuali. The medieval performance in
period costumes commemorates this episode while during the Palio of the holy
thorn the bowmen of the three quarters Porta del Verziere, Porta del Monte and Porta del Borgo compete for the victory.
Other events in the town of Montone
May: Meeting of the Forger Smith Masters
- The pubs and the taverns of Montone
are transformed in incandescent caverns, where artisans, masters and smiths
forge objects that will be exposed and sold. During the event music spectacles
cheer the days.
June-July: Between Sky and Earth
- Event that includes theatre, prose, poetry
and experimental and avant-garde music.
July: Band Meeting
- At Montone
bands composed of town-dwellers and music-lovers from Umbria
but also from foreign countries. The Filarmonica Braccio Fortebraccio
houses the event.
July: Umbria Film Festival
- Film show, which can claim the credit and
the merit to give room to “The other voices of the European cinema
October: Forest Festival
- Exposition of stalls with all local and
typical produces of the forest and the underwood on the territory of Montone
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