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Assisi’s Calendimaggio: Zenith of a May Celebration

Date: June 21, 2017 - categories: , , , , , , , - 3 Comments

A highpoint of springtime in Umbria – indeed, of all of central Italy – is Assisi’s stunning early May medieval festival, Calendimaggio, welcoming the arrival of spring in four days of glorious euphoria.

The splendid medieval pageantry is certainly a highlight of my annual early May ten-day Annesitaly “Inside Umbria” Celebration for ten people ready to live a truly INSIDE experience of Umbrian life.

No words describe Calendimaggio’s majestic splendor, nor la passione of the assisani. May these photos inspire you to one day experience the wonders, live la passione firsthand:

(Thanks to Jerry and Carol, too, for their photos):


















Read here about the passione lived in Calendimaggio
Click here to read about- and see! – the 2016 Annesitaly “Inside Umbria” Celebration adventures
Read about the May 2017 “Annesitaly Inside Umbria” group’s experience of Gubbio passione
Read about  the May 2017 “Annesitaly Inside Umbria” group’s INSIDE adventures in Deruta
Read about the groups INSIDE experience in Bevagna
Click here to read about – and see!- the group’s INSIDE rural life experience
Click here to read about 2017 May tour’s truly INSIDE Montefalco day
Read about another INSIDE experience: living Umbria by cooking it up!
Click here to read about the first day of this memorable 2017 tour
Read about the May 2017 tour group’s Perugia discoveries


  • Cara says:

    Amazing, I love it! Thank you for the article

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Cara, truly truly NEVER to miss!

  • Samuel R Moss says:

    What great pics and article of the Assisi May festival. It certainly has picked up from 10 years ago! Thank you so much for sharing. And so glad you are feeling well.

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