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»» Spello’s Infiorata – Religious Festivals in Umbria

The historic town of Spello, one of the most visited medieval towns in Umbria, just few km away from Assisi, is hosting the “Infiorata” — June 1-2, 2013 — its annual festival of floral decorations.

Spello's Infiorata - Artists preparing floral compositions

A visit to Spello during the Infiorata festival, give you the chance to admire floral compositions, representing liturgical figures and ornamental motifs, decorating the ancient streets of this unique hill-top town.

This religious art event celebrating Corpus Christi offers visitors the chance to enjoy gorgeous colors and flowers fragrances in the streets as well as to attend a number of flowers themed events taking place throughout the week ending the Corpus Christi day.

Among the main attractions, to those who would like to taste local food specialties, we suggest a visit to “Taverna degli Infioratori”, which offers flower themed menus throughout the week.
Also, visitors can take advantage of guided visits, on Saturday night and Sunday morning, to the sites displaying the most notable floral decorations as well as to the many Spello’s art sites.
Best of all, attending Saturday night to the “Notte dei fiori” — Flowers Night — a night vigil with flower artists preparing their compositions on the streets floor making use of millions of scented flower petals.

The Infiorata of Spello offers a chance more to visit one of the most loved historic centers in Umbria as well as to taste the many local food specialties.
When: June 1st through 2nd, 2013 (annual – Corpus Christi day).
Where: Spello (Umbria).


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»» Winter Sales Season in Italy – How To Grab Designer Deals

The winter sales season in Italy starts early January. Below is the 2011 winter sales schedule with the start date for each of the regions.

Lombardy (Milan) Jan 6; Lazio (Rome) Jan 6; Tuscany (Florence, Siena etc…) Jan 6; Umbria (Perugia, Assisi etc…) Jan 6; Veneto (Venice, Padova etc..) Jan 6; Campania (Naples, Capri, Amalfi Coast…) Jan 2; Liguria (Genoa, Ligurian Riviera, Cinque Terre…) Jan 6; Emilia Romagna (Bologna) Jan 6; Piedmont (Turin) Jan 2; Sicily Jan 2; Sardegna Jan 8; Marche Jan 6; Apulia Jan 6; Friuli Venezia Giulia Jan 3; Trentino Alto Adige Jan 8; Valle d’Aosta Jan 10; Molise Jan 2; Abruzzo (L’Aquila) Jan 6; Basilicata Jan 2; Calabria Jan 2.

Please, be aware, even the sales season lasts around 60 days, you could grab the best deals only in the early weeks.


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»» Get Designer Deals While Visiting Italy in Summer: Calendar of Sales

The summer sales season kicked off in some of the cities in Italy. On July 10 you will have shopping sales season ongoing throughout Italy.
Below is the starting date of summer sales season in Italy for each of the regions. Keep in mind, earlier is better to grab the best deals.

Lombardy (Milan): July 3; Lazio (Rome): July 3; Tuscany (Florence, Siena etc…): July 10; Umbria (Perugia, Assisi etc…): July 7; Veneto (Venice, Padova etc..): July 3; Campania (Naples, Capri, Amalfi Coast…): July 2; Liguria (Genoa, Ligurian Riviera, Cinque Terre…): July 9; Emilia Romagna (Bologna): July 7; Piedmont (Turin): July 3; Sicily: July 10; Sardinia: July 3; Marche: July 7; Apulia: July 2; Friuli Venezia Giulia: June 15; Trentino Alto Adige: July 15; Valle d’Aosta: July 10; Molise: July 10; Abruzzo (L’Aquila): July 10; Basilicata: July 2; Calabria: July 3.

Castel Romano Designer Outlet

If you are visiting Rome or Tuscany or Umbria, we suggest to visit a couple of fashion malls featuring hundreds of designer stores all in one place. There you can get the best bargains when it comes to shopping designer items.

Below are the links to the handiest fashion malls in Rome and Tuscany (see the stores you find there and how to get there).
“Castel Romano Designer Outlet” is located in the surroundings of Rome (15km away from city center); “Valdichiana Outlet Village” is a very handy one for those who are visiting Tuscany or Umbria.


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»» Assisi Calendimaggio – Medieval Festivals in Italy

The historic town of Assisi, Umbria, hosts its medieval festival, the Calendimaggio, early of May.
The Calendimaggio is a three days festival with medieval song, balladry, dances, archery, crossbow and flag-waving displays.
It offers a very unique chance to experience an authentic medieval atmosphere while visiting one of most impressive historic sites in the world.

Below’s a video of Calendimaggio festival.

when: May 6 – 8, 2010 (annual)
where: Assisi (Umbria)
Details and schedule of Calendimaggio festival are available at http://calendimaggiodiassisi.it.


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»» How To Get Designer Deals While Shopping in Italy: Sales Season Schedule

The winter sales season is starting in most of cities of Italy. Below you have the schedule with the kick-off date for each of the regions.
Please, be aware, even the sales season lasts around 60 days, you could grab the best deals only in the early weeks.

Lombardy (Milan) Jan 2; Lazio (Rome) Jan 2; Tuscany (Florence, Siena etc…) Jan 7; Umbria (Perugia, Assisi etc…) Jan 7; Veneto (Venice, Padova etc..) Jan 2; Campania (Naples, Capri, Amalfi Coast…) Jan 2; Liguria (Genoa, Ligurian Riviera, Cinque Terre…) Jan 5; Emilia Romagna (Bologna) Jan 2; Piedmont (Turin) Jan 2; Sicily Jan 2; Sardegna Jan 8; Marche Jan 2; Apulia Jan 5; Friuli Venezia Giulia Jan 2; Trentino Alto Adige Jan 9; Valle d’Aosta Jan 10; Molise Jan 7; Abruzzo (L’Aquila) Jan 5; Basilicata Jan 2; Calabria Jan 3.

If you are looking designer items the best way is to go for the large designer outlets. They are large fashion malls including hundreds of stores featuring top designer brands all in one place. There, you can buy designer items at prices reduced from 30% to 70% all year round, but if you go there during the sales season you get even greater deals.

Designer outlets are located a few km away the city center. However it’s worth visiting them, you’ll save time and money.
Below links to a couple of these large fashion malls (see maps and how to get there).
“Castel Romano Designer Outlet” is located in the surroundings of Rome (15km away from city center); “Valdichiana Outlet Village” is a very handy one for those who are visiting Tuscany or Umbria.


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