DECEMBER – JANUARY
ORVIETO – UMBRIA JAZZ WINTER
International Jazz Festival
This end-of-the-year event is rightly famous and prestigious. Internationally acclaimed artists turn the streets, squares and special parts of the city into an open-air stage, and you will hear the sophisticated notes of jazz music that meet and echo, creating an enveloping, bubbly, certainly unusual atmosphere. Some concerts accompany relaxing moments such as the Jazz Lunches and Dinners, during which good food is enjoyed while listening to good music. There are concerts at all hours of the day, until late at night, with two central appointments: the New Year’s Eve celebrations and the Peace Mass with the Gospel choruses in the magnificent Duomo on the afternoon of January 1st.
ORVIETANO – LIVE AND ARTISTIC CRECHE
Throughout the territory there are numerous representations of the Birth of Christ: one of the most interesting takes place in Orvieto in the Pozzo della Cava. Touching live representations also take place in Monteleone d’Orvieto and in Parrano. The market fair enhances the tradition of the crèche in Parrano. The Christmas markets in Orvieto are held each weekend.
FEBRUARY – APRIL
ORVIETO – SLOW CITIES DINNER MUSIC
A date with famous musicians, chefs and rare high quality products, under the auspices of “good living” with the Slow Cities.
ORVIETO – PHOTOGRAPHY
International appointment for professional photographers who present the innovations and new artistic styles. International photography exhibition, international meeting, conferences, seminars, master, meetings, national and international awards.
ORVIETO – MUSIC
Easter concert in the Duomo.
ORVIETO – THE TALKING BOOK
International meeting with writers who published books in the previous literary season.
CIVITELLA DEL LAGO (Baschi) – OVOPINTO
Exhibition of paintings and other objects, chosen at will, on the subject of eggs as an animal species, together with a national contest. The best works will be placed on exhibition in the permanent museum.
ORVIETANO – PASSION WEEK AND EASTER CELEBRATIONS
Throughout the territory Good Friday rites are celebrated; the Passion processions at the Convento di Pantanelli di Baschi, in Montecchio and in Montegabbione are especially evocative. The traditions for this period are renewed in the Easter pastries in Orvieto.
ORVIETANO – CANTAMAGGIO
From April 30th to May 1st, the agricultural tradition of singing to invoke good harvests is renewed in Ficulle, Fabro and Parrano. Traditional May festivities are also held in CastelGiorgio for the patron saint.
ORVIETO – LUIGI BARZINI AWARD FOR JOURNALISM
Named after the famous Corriere della Sera journalist Luigi Barzini, the award is one of the most desired and prestigious in Italy. The ceremonies focus attention on the profession of the correspondent, which has brought about changes in global communications, and brings together to a round table illustrious personages from the international scene of journalism.
ORVIETO – INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS “CITTA’ DI ORVIETO”
With the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, the award is the contribution of the local communities towards the safeguarding of human rights. Each year the award is attributed to a person who stands out in defending human rights on an international level. The purpose of the award is to provide continuity for the projects undertaken by the award winner.
ORVIETANO – OPEN WINE CELLARS
The members of the Wine Tourism Movement open their wine cellars to tourists for a unique experience tasting the wines and meeting the wine makers themselves.
ALLERONA – THE PUGNALONI
Small carts known as “pugnaloni” represent life in the fields and the seasons of the year. The procession files through the historical center of the city and evokes life in the country at the end of the 1800’s.
MAY – JUNE
ORVIETO -PALIO DELL’OCA
Historical recreation of the medieval game played in the city square with the dispute among the horsemen of the various neighborhoods and factions.
ORVIETO – PALOMBELLA FESTIVAL
Historical representation of the descent of the Holy Spirit, symbolized by a dove, of the Twelve Apostles and of the Madonna for the Pentecost celebrations.
ORVIETO – CORPUS DOMINI CELEBRATIONS
The miraculous Eucharistic Body is carried in a solemn procession. The 400 participants of the historical pageant recreate the civil power, military force and religious authority at the times of the free cities in the Middle Ages. The Ladies’ Pageant is held on the vigil of the procession and recreates medieval life.
ORVIETO – INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISATION AND PERFORMING LIVE ARTS
Five days of dance and music dedicated to improvisation performances for a trans-cultural art, aided by the aesthetics and the philosophy of Contact Improvisation, with hundreds of dancers from the four corners of the earth. The celebration of music and live dance is alternated with concerts, shows, jamming and performances open to the public, workshops and study laboratories. It’s a unique event in Italy where everyone is called upon to witness the genesis of the events.
ORVIETO – ORVIETO MUSICAL CINEMA
Music Festival for cinema. The works presented combine music and imagination in a global vision, in historic times and in the present with compositions aimed at the large screen. Opportunity for studies and analyses, events and meetings among internationally acclaimed artists and the public.
ORVIETANO – GRAN FONDO DEGLI ETRUSCHI
National mountain bike trials
JULY – AUGUST
-ORVIETO MUSICA International Chamber Music Workshop
-SPAZIO MUSICA Advanced international stages for instruments and voice – Opera workshop – International contest for opera singers
-ATENEO DELLA CHITARRA CLASSICA International Guitar Musical Festival
JULY – SEPTEMBER
ORVIETO – WINE CELLARS AND CHEFS UP FRONT
Tastings every day at the Enoteca Regionale San Giovanni, Palazzo del Gusto led by the labels of the Umbrian Wine Roads. Weekly dinners with chefs and wine makers.
ORVIETANO – FAIRS AND HISTORICAL SCENES
MONTELEONE DI ORVIETO – PALIO DEL GIGLIO
ROTECASTELLO (SAN VENANZO) – HISTORICAL PARADE
ORVIETO – THE ASSUMPTION PROCESSION ON AUGUST 15TH
CASTELVISCARDO – CHALICES OF STARS
Guided tastings of territorial labels under the sign of the Wine Tourism Movement. Quality wines and good music in the square on the night of Saint Lawrence.
ORVIETO – THE ROAD TO FANTASY
For three days the streets of the city center become the stage where the fantasy and genius of several groups of artists from all over the world can be admired, with one show following the other all day long.
ORVIETO – ORVIETO WITH GUSTO
Dedicated to the culture of food and fine living to rediscover and safeguard tastes, flavors and products that are the result of a tradition that risks extinction. Orvieto Città Slow avails itself of the Slow Food Association and of the Gal Trasimeno Orvietano.
OCTOBER – JANUARY
ORVIETANO – OPEN-DOOR AGRITURISM
Discovering the old-time flavors of Umbria, between Orvieto and Todi, weekends dedicated to rural tourism and wine and food tasting.
ORVIETO – ASCENSIONAL WINDS
Theater, dance, concerts, poetry, books, laboratories and stages, video, exhibitions, meetings, conferences
Ascencional Winds is both a project and cultural kermesse that invites literature, cinema, art and entertainment to speak out on facts and the many realities in the world, to discover other points of view and other perspectives.
OCTOBER – MARCH
ORVIETO – THEATER SEASON
The activities promoted by the Teatro Mancinelli, which carries out an important role in the cultural attractions in the region, prepares a program that is rich and varied, of a high level.
The Teatro is open to the public of all ages for guided tours and the trade school for the arts.
FABRO – ORVIETANO TRUFFLES
Domestic food fair for quality products. Meetings, journalism award “Vanghetto d’oro”.
ORVIETANO – OIL PRESSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
OIL TASTINGS AND BRUSCHETTA