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EVENTS: Umbria, shores of Lake Trasimeno – Festa del Tulipano (Tulip Festival) – 11 to 14 April

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Events

Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno will host the 47th year of the Tulip Festival from 10 to 14 April 2013.   The origins of this Dutch event date back to when Dutch families were stationed on the banks of the lake and purchased plots of lands for growing tulip bulbs. . Not forgetting their origins, the families celebrated the arrival of Spring decorating windows, balconies and small floats. And soon they were copied by the “natives”.

Although today the Castiglione’s farmlands are intended for other crops, the spirit and the Festival have remained, with streets and squares adorned, the musical bands, flag-bearers, historical processions (inspired by the 1500’s when was Marquis of Castiglione del Lago the noble Ascanio della Corgna), parades of floats, stalls of local products.

Not to mention the “Palio del Tulipano” (Tulip Palio), starting at 18:00 on Sunday, April 14th, 2013, challenge between the 4 “contrade” of the village (Castello, Fontivegge, Mulino & Prati) in a speed race where 4 “barellieri” (stretcher-bearers) for district will carry a container with 4 “stanghe” (bars, beams), the “barella” (stretcher), for a predetermined path. The 18thFiera del Tulipano (Tulip Fair), from 09:00 on April 14th. The Balconi, Piazzette e Vetrine Fiorite Competition, reserved for the residents of Castiglione, 11:00 am always on March 14th.

In addition, for the duration of the event will be able to taste typical Umbrian recipes, land dishes & dishes based on fish from the lake, thanks to the opening of the Taverne, Thursday11th and Friday, April 12th, 2013 for dinner only, from 19:30. Saturday, April 13th &Sunday 14th at lunch too, from 12:30. And you can visit Palazzo della Corgna and the Rocca del Leone, stunning architectural works.

Full programme of the 2013 Festa del Tulipano, 47th edition, attached. For more information, visit festadeltulipano.it.

Source:   Bella Umbria

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