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Umbria: Assisi Calendimaggio Event 6-8 May

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

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Calendimaggio is an extraordinary challenge, taking the form of a ritual song and balladry contest between the “upper” and “lower” sections of the city of Assisi. Costumed revellers recreate an authentic medieval atmosphere with dances, archery, crossbow and flag-waving displays.

Prior to the main contest, Assisi’s glorious Basilica di San Francesco holds a religious celebration and blessing for the upper part of the city, the Nobilissima (or the most noble one), while the Cattedrale di San Rufino caters for the lower side, which is referred to as the magnificent (Magnifica).

Related Information

Website: Calendimaggio Website
Times: Mid-Day to 10:00 pm

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