June: Palio of the Goose
Festival where the ancient challenges
between the knights and the two teams, the Cavaroli and the Pistrellesi are recalled.
Other events in the town of Orvieto
June: Corpus Christi Day
- Historical recalling in period costumes
with the procession of the corporal
June: Festival of the Palombella
- Event dating back to 1400 when Giovanna
Monaldeschi della Cervara
initiated the yearly celebration with which
Pentecost is announced. A white dove is pushed along a rope, which connects the
church Chiesa di San Francesco
tabernacle, the Cenacolo
, put in front of the main entrance of the cathedral
The popular performance aims to recalling the descent of the Holy Spirit to the
Apostles and the Madonna.
June: Big Long-distance Race of the Etrusans
- Event which is dedicated to the
two-wheeled, with departure from Orvieto
and arrival at San
on the shore of the Bolsena Lake
possibility to choose between a more accessible and a more winding and very
difficult route over 70 kilometres long.
- Ambitious international experimental
project of improvisation live performing art
. In the streets of the
town, take place spectacles, which are animated, by artists and dancers from
all parts of the world. The aim of the festival is to explore the infinite
expressive possibilities of the human body outside the classic codified
December-January: Umbria Jazz Winter
- Winter version of the famous event, which
is entirely dedicated to jazz music.
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