Late March in Norcia is magical.
If you’re in Umbria in early springtime, don’t miss a most special food festival in that medieval hilltown gem, Spello.
Whether you’re here at Carnevale time (Mardi Gras) or not, you won’t want to miss the tasty goodness at Pasticceria/Bar Sensi in Assisi.
If you’re here at Carnevale (Mardi Gras), don’t miss those Carnevale sweets.
During your explorations of central Italy, be sure you enjoy cacio pepe!
When in Umbria, you’ll probably head over to Deruta to see the wondrous maiolica. While there, do not miss the nearby folk art shrine, Madonna dei Bagni: maiolica folk art masterpieces.
The Christmas concert in Assisi’s Basilica di San Francesco brings in the joy of the season. Not to miss if you are here in early December.
Food festivals – sagre – take place all over central Italy from spring to late fall. One of our favorites? The porcini mushroom festival in southwestern Tuscany. Read about it – and see it! – here.
There is no greater moment of national unity here in Italy than on the Feast of St. Francis in Assisi, October 4th. Read about – and see! – this wondrous festival.
Sagras are food festivals in small villages all over central Italy, running about 10 days. Locals cook up the goodness and young ones serve at table. One of our favorites? The July Festa di Sant’Anna in the mountain area near Assisi.