EVENTS

The whole area is full of events and village festivals, with local food and music, especially in the spring/summer period.

  • Color the Skies: international kite festival (15km); End of April May 1 in Castiglione del Lago
  • Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio (56 KM): May 15
  • Historical procession and Giostra della Quintana in Foligno (60km): June 18/September 18
  • The Infiorata in Città della Pieve (12km): Third Sunday of June
  • Giostra del Saracino in Arezzo (45km): penultimate Saturday of June and first Sunday of September
  • Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto (85km): second half of June to first half of July
  • Umbria Jazz: summer in Perugia (40 KM), winter in Orvieto
  • Palio delle Barche: Last Sunday in July, Passignano sul Trasimeno
  • Palio dei Terzieri and historical parade: penultimate Sunday in August in Città Della Pieve (12km)
  • Historical parade and race-Bravìo delle botti: last Sunday in August in Montepulciano.
  • Palio di Siena: July 2, Aug. 16 in Siena (70km)
  • September: Umbrian music festival in Perugia
  • Eurochocolate: mid-October in Perugia;
  • Historical procession and parade: on Corpus Christi Sunday in Orvieto.
Weekly street markets
  • Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
  • Wednesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
  • Thursday: Magione, Montepulciano
  • Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
  • Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona

First Sunday of the month: Antiques Market in Arezzo

CULTURE

Masterpieces to admire:

  • Perugino’s Adoration of the Magi in Città della Pieve,(1510 AD)
  • The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian by Perugino in Panicale,(1504 AD)
  • The Crucifixion By Francesco Castel della Pieve in Paciano.
  • The world’s oldest Chandelier in Cortona, (4th cent. BC)
  • Pienza World Heritage Site (UNESCO)
  • The Madonna del Parto in Monterchi
  • Michelangelo’s Fontana de’ Priori in Perugia (1550 A.D.

SURROUNDINGS TO VISIT

Within km 10

Paciano(3Km approx):ideal village of Europe
Panicale(7Km approx): Church of S. Sebastiano, paintings by Perugino (1504)
Chiusi: Etruscan Museum, guided tours of Etruscan tombs, Catacombs of S. Mustiola and S.Caterina, ‘Labyrinth of Porsenna’
Città della Pieve (about 10Km): Cathedral Museum, Church of S. Agostino, Oratory of S. Maria dei Bianchi, paintings by Perugino (1504)
Castiglion del Lago: Rocca del Leone, Palazzo della Corgna

Within km 30

Cortona: The ancient village with its characteristic alleys and strictly stone buildings; the 16th-century church of S. Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio;.Giuliano da Sangallo’s cathedral; the church of S. Francesco (12th cent.); the sanctuary of S. Margherita; the Medici fortress; the church of S. Domenico; the municipal palace (13th cent.); very important Etruscan, Egyptian , Greek and Roman collections; two museums gather a multitude of masterpieces including a splendid Annunciation by Beato Angelico and the world’s oldest bronze chandelier…
The whole area is full of village festivals and events, with local food and music, especially in the spring/summer period.
Cetona: Km16 Prehistoric museum, guided tours of prehistoric caves
San Casciano dei bagni Km 20
Magione Km 20
Corciano Km 30

Within km 50

Montepulciano 35 Km Wine cellars of the medieval period (Ricci), the main square
Orvieto Km 40 cathedral, the well of St. Patrick, the underground town, the tower

Castiglion Fiorentinoo Km 40
Pienza Km 50 World Heritage (UNESCO) 50km
Arezzo Km 50 the antiques market on the first Sunday of the month

Within km 90

Gubbio Km 56
Todi Km 60
Assisi Km 65 the city of St. Francis
Monterchi 88 Km 88 (Madonna del Parto), Palazzo del Pero
San Sepolcro Km 88 (Civic Museum-Resurrection)
Anghiari Km91
Siena 85 Km
Viterbo Km 85 The medieval quarter of San Pellegrino
Radicofani Km 77 the fortress
Gubbio 76 Km

And also

Frasassi Caves Km 100
Spoleto 105 Km
Florence Km 120, Uffizi booked a few days in advance at + 39 055 294883
one hour from Chiusi railway station departures more or less every hour
Rome Km 130 one hour from Chiusi railway station departures more or less every hour.