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Four June events in Umbria you don’t want to miss right now

Spring in Umbria is a feast for eyes and soul alike. There are flowers everywhere Local hiking trails and mountain paths come alive with poppies and yellow broom, along with hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. Everybody is out and about.  We have magnificent festivals in which many local residents don medieval garb and hold days of concerts, processions, crossbow tournaments, and medieval reenactments. Flea, flower and food markets flourish, especially on weekends.

You have too many choices and to litte time to visit Umbria? If you are here during this beautiful time of the jear, don’t miss these 4 festivals which give you an opportunity to mingle with the locals, learn about their traditions and taste some fabulous foods:

 

1. Fior di Cacio Cheese festival in Vallo di Nera, not far from Spoleto, June 10-11th. Join the locals in this picture perfect mountain village for a marathon of cheese talk , cheese games, cheese making and obviously plenty tasting and drinking.

2. Mercato delle Gaite medieval market  festival, in Bevagna, 15 to 25th June. One of the most beautiful medieval festival in the whole year based on the ancient village crafts of paper, glass making and weaving.

3. Festa della Lavanda, Lavender Bloom festival in Castelnuovo di Assisi, June 17-18th and 24-25th. Lavender of all colors with a view of Assisi in the background, bring your camera and a hat!

Lavender fields with view on Assisi Umbria

4. Infiorata Spello, the street of the beautiful village are covered in paintings made with flowers to celebrate Corpus Christi, June 18 . Visit in the nigh to admire the village people making these mesmerizing flower carpets with thousand of fresh flower petals. Return early in the morning to  see the result of their efforts before the Corpus Christi procession which will destroy it by simply walking on it to celebrate the sacred day. A once in a lifetime experience!

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