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In Assisi, Calendimaggio In the Making – Without Gina

Date: March 25, 2017 - categories: , , , - Leave your thoughts

This year, Calendimaggio, Assisi’s stunning medieval festival, animates our town with splendid pageantry on May 3, 4, 5, 6.

Scroll to see the wonders:

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But preparations enliven the winding medieval backstreets for weeks (months!) before – with culmination of the feverish preparations just a few days before. In medieval dress, assisani of all ages will bring alive scenes of medieval life and medieval artisan crafts.

Have a look at these photos of the intense preparation (please scroll):

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…and Gina has always been in the midst of Calendimaggio preparations, an integral part. Helping out in preparations and often in costume during the festival.

Gina has always been part of Calendimaggio, right from the days of preparation prior:

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I remember one year when I found Gina in the courtyard where a medieval scene of wool-spinning would take place….

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But Gina is over ninety now and living in the home of her son, kilometers from Assisi.
We’ll miss you, Gina.
Calendimaggio won’t be the same this year.

Read – and see! – euphoric medieval passione in Assisi during Calendimaggio
Read about why we all love Gina
Read more on signs that Calendimaggio is on the way
Click here to see – and FEEL! – Calendimaggio splendor
Click to read about Assisi’s stunning medieval festival, Calendimaggio
Click here to read more about Assisi’s glorious Calendimaggio
Read about the passione lived during Calendimaggio – and not only.
Click here to read about pre-Calendimaggio “fever”
Read about a late April pre-Calendimaggio Assisi event
Click here to read about – and see – the “blessed” beginning of Calendimaggio
Click here to read about passione in Umbria’s astounding May festivals

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