Summer here's and loads
of events are planned for this month,
before it gets too damned hot to move
and the only way to survive is to
dip into the sea, lake or pool (or
stay indoors during the day)!
"La Tonna" Bagnoregio
Jockeys race donkeys around the main
square in the fantastic and somewhat
eerie quarter of Civita di Bagnoreggia,
known as the "Città che
Muore" (town that's dying). You've
two chances to see this: the first
Sunday in June and the second Sunday
in September Races start in the afternoon,
after a brief procession around this
Corpus Domini Canino
A religious procession (Thursday after
the first Sunday after Pentecost)
from the centre of Canino to the Cross
of Castro, near Ischia di Castro,
a distance of several kilometres and
passing through the countryside and
by the ruins of the ancient town of
Castro. Starts early, early in the
morning to avoid that hot summer sun.
Procession of Corpus Domini with
The streets of the city are covered
with a carpet of petals arranged to
form beautiful pictures.
Vetralla in fiore Vetralla
18 - 19 - 20 June. The entire town
is embellished with flowers, as a
local jury judges the best arrangement.
The local cellars are opened for the
occasion, serving local food and wine.
In the centre of town there's also
an art and crafts fair and various
events and entertainment.
La Selva d'Oro Vetralla
24 June. A musical event that attracts
many world famous singers.
Festa della Madonna della Folgore Vetralla
Last Sunday in June. The street leading
up to the charming Church of Madonna
della Folgore, in the middle of the
woods known as the "Bosco delle
Valli", is decorated with religious
pictures made from petals. Local food
& wine, folk events and even a
fun donkey race ("Palio dei Somari").