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18 - Sep - 2019

Vox City Guide, a new way to discover Perugia


A multilingual City-mapping for Perugia and Assisi, with comments of experts and locals. Useful information on hundreds of turistic spots, hidden gems and local attractions. You can create personal interesting spots on Vox City Guide, get tips on the most beautiful spots to take pictures and where to find Wi-Fi hotspots.

You can find information on public means of transportation or tours on foot, it works offline so you don’t have extra costs for roaming.

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10 - Jul - 2019

June – Corpus Domini Infiorata

Corpus Domini Infiorata (flower carpet) – Spello

It is an event that takes place every year in Spello on the occasion of Corpus Domini. The flower carpet makers work a whole night to create floral carpets in the streets of the old town used to honour the passage of Christ’s Body, carried in procession by the bishop on Sunday mornings.

Here you can find all the info for the 2019 edition:

10 - Jul - 2019

December – Perugia’s Christmas


In Perugia at Christmas, the atmosphere is magic. The lighting of the streets and the decorations of the shop windows surround the old town of the city in a festive Christmas atmosphere.

What to do at Christmas in Perugia

In Perugia, during the Christmas holidays there are many opportunities to make purchases in the Christmas markets in the old town.

What a better occasion for a romantic weekend or with the family?

Christmas in Perugia

“Perugia Special Christmas”: along the main street, corso Vannucci and in the adjacent streets, a wonderful Christmas market with many exhibitors coming from different parts of Italy and Europe in a combination of craftsmanship and culinary excellence with product sales and tasting.

“Christmas at the Fortress – the underground market of Perugia”: the splendid rooms of the Rocca Paolina come alive thanks to the display of quality objects and artisan productions. A walk inside this historic architectural work will make Christmas live in a joyful and inimitable atmosphere.

Christmas concerts in Perugia

At the Hotel Giò Wine and Jazz Area, the event dedicated to Christmas is inevitable. A special Christmas event, with a concert and toast. The proceeds will be donated to charity.

Where to go for Christmas during the holidays in Perugia

Christmas in Perugia and surroundings

Christmas in Perugia is also an excellent opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere of the enchanting Umbrian villages. The magic of Christmas is breathed throughout Umbria with the characteristic nativity scenes and Christmas markets that colour the squares.


Christmas in Assisi includes an artistic video lighting project, a traditional Toy market exhibition with educational workshops, the House of Santa Claus so loved by children and during weekends, the chance to admire and make purchases in the Christmas markets. Do not miss the display of all the cribs in the world inside the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.

Christmas Tree in Gubbio

During the Christmas holidays in Perugia, we suggest a visit to the city of Gubbio where, on Mount Ingino, the world’s largest Christmas tree is lighted up on the 7th December every year. Many visitors from all over Umbria and from many regions of Italy visit this wonderful city every year, to enjoy the joy of a particular moment in front of the lights of the imposing tree. What you feel while looking at the Christmas tree at night and in front of Mount Ingino is a great feeling, a beautiful moment of peace and reflection.

Christmas Events:

Umbria Fiere

Christmas in Perugia also means dedicating yourself to the loved people with a small gift. With “Christmas is – the New Gift Salon” at Umbria Fiere, you can immerse yourself in the Christmas shopping. Gift ideas, food and wine products, decorations and objects are the protagonists of this great event!

Umbria Jazz Winter

The beautiful city of Orvieto, once again, hosts Umbria Jazz Winter. A great music event that invades the characteristic streets of the old town and the important buildings of the city.

Wineries open at Christmas

In December the Umbrian Wine Movement proposes the last event of the year. There will be wineries that under Christmas, opens their doors for visits to the cellar, tastings and purchases of typical products. A fantastic opportunity for many gifts ideas dedicated to the fascinating world of wine.

Cannara – Onion Festival – Winter Edition

Don’t you know the “Cannara Onion Festival” yet? This year a special edition under Christmas! In December, this small village isinvaded by greedy visitors that will be able to taste menus dedicated to the winter period where, obviously, the much loved onion is the protagonist: guided tastings, workshops, animation for the children, show cooking and the Christmas markets along the streets of the center.

Christmas Nativity Scenes

And again, experiencing Christmas in Perugia means getting excited and getting lost in the charm of the living nativity scenes represented with passion in many small Umbrian villages such as Petrignano d’Assisi, Marcellano and Massa Martana. This last village, with its crib, deserves a special attention. Statues are carved on large blocks of ice for the representation of a majestic Ice Nativity that every year at Christmas amazes and attracts the attention of many visitors.

Christmas Masses in Perugia

There is the Christmas Mass in the Cathedral of San Lorenzo.

To learn more about Christmas in Perugia.

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10 - Jul - 2019

October – Eurochocolate Perugia

Eurochocolate 2019

Eurochocolate, a festival entirely dedicated to chocolate, is the sweetest event in Perugia in October.

Thousands of visitors come from Italy and abroad and stop in the Umbrian capital which, in those nine days, will be full of stands and events focused on cocoa processing. If you would like to know all the information about Eurochocolate: the price, the gadgets, the gifts, what to do with the children, how to get there, where to sleep, etc, you’re in the right place!

When does Eurochocolate take place?

Eurochocolate takes place in Perugia from 18 to 27 October 2019: 9 days of guaranteed greediness! The stands open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.

Does Eurochocolate have an entry fee?

NO! Entry to Eurochocolate is completely free: indeed the event takes place in the main street of the old town of Perugia. However, there is the possibility of purchasing a Chococard, which enables you to have discounts, gadgets and gifts: read to discover all the advantages of this card!

The Chococard: what is it, how and where to buy it

The Chococard is a card that can be purchased during the event, and that gives the opportunity to take advantage of discounts, concessions, gifts and free tastings.

In addition, by purchasing the Chococard, you participate in a contest to win incredible prizes!

Is Eurochocolate suitable for children?

Eurochocolate is the kingdom of children!

A Willy Wonka factory outdoors, where you can taste excellent chocolate, buy it, admire the chocolate sculptures and listen to fun music in a setting of a fairy tale.

Furthermore, a series of workshops for children await you during the nine days of the event.

How to reach Perugia during Eurochocolate?

Perugia is a city easily accessible by public transport, not only by car!

Eurochocolate by car                                                                                   

Reaching Perugia by car is very simple.

However, we suggest you not to reach the centre by car (many roads are closed to traffic during the event, especially on weekends) but to park your car in one of the prepared collection points and reach Eurochocolate with the comfortable shuttles. No stoppage stress and guaranteed fun!

Eurochocolate by train                                                                                       

Regardless where you arrive, your stop will be “Perugia Fontivegge”: from there it will be enough to take the Minimetrò or one of the Choco-Line to get to the old town.

Eurochocolate by Flixbus                                                                                        

Flixbus will leave you at Piazzale Umbria Jazz: from there it will be sufficient to take the Minimetrò or one of the Choco-Line to get to the old town.

Working during Eurochocolate

If you are between 18 and 26 and you want to get involved, why do not you send your application? Through the “Work with us” section on the official Eurochocolate website, you can try to join the Choco-Girls and Choco-Boys staff: nine days of work in a context that is really too greedy! Visit the website to find out everything you need to know about upcoming hires.

Where to sleep during Eurochocolate

Are you looking for a hotel in Perugia during Eurochocolate? You are in the right place! We have several solutions for you. If you prefer a three-star hotel in Perugia, we suggest the Etruscan Chocohotel, the first in the world dedicated to the Chocolate. For a four-star hotel in Perugia, click here to discover our super advantageous offer!

To know more about Eurochocolate

If you want to read more: click here :
Follow all the updates on the Eurochocolate Facebook page: Eurochocolate

Eurochocolate: the patron Guarducci welcomes you to Perugia

Eugenio Guarducci, patron of Eurochocolate, is proud to welcome you to Perugia in these nine days, when the city is invaded by cheerful greedy people.

Together with his brothers he has been celebrating chocolate for 25 years and they always have new ideas to present this product in different ways each time.

Do you want to find out more about this eclectic family? Click here and enjoy reading! (link to page about us)

10 - Jul - 2019

September – Perugia Flower Show                                                                                   

Perugia Flower Show – Perugia

Perugia is the Capital of flowers for a weekend and hosts the main flower nursery producers from all over the country. Gardening courses in floral art, plant care and maintenance, are some of the thematic areas to deal with during the event for fans and not only.

Click here and find the program:

10 - Jul - 2019

September – The First Courses of Italy

The First Courses of Italy – Folignoprimiditalia

It is a national Festival dedicated to the first courses and takes place in the old town of Foligno.

Cooking courses and lessons, great chefs, exhibitions and markets, famous people, excellent traditional products for a four-days event based on pasta, rice, gnocchi and soups.

Here you can find the whole programme :

10 - Jul - 2019

August – Wine glasses under the stars

Wine glasses under the stars – Umbria

In the night of Saint Lawrence, from the Umbrian cellars start a toast in the moonlight in the squares and in the most beautiful places of the Old Towns. It is a unique opportunity to express a desire at the fall of a star with a glass of excellent wine.

Check all the info and the participating wineries here:

10 - Jul - 2019

August – Perugia Music Fest

Perugia Music Fest – Perugiamusicfest

It is an International Festival dedicated to the classical music interpreted by young musicians from all over the world. The Music Fest institution in Perugia gives the opportunity every year to young and talented international artists to compose music as they please.

Here you can find all the information on the event:

10 - Jul - 2019

July – Palio of the Boats

Palio of the Boats – Passignano sul Trasimenopalio-barche

It is a re-enactment between the middle Ages and the Renaissance of the struggle between the families Baglioni and Oddi, both from Perugia. The wonderful race, partially on water and partially on the land, takes place on the last Sunday of July. The “Fire of the castle” and the fireworks on the lake are very stunning.

Read more about this event on the website:

10 - Jul - 2019

July – Trasimeno Music Festival

Trasimeno Music Festivaltrasimeno-music-festival

It is one of the most prestigious and important European festivals on the classical music.

The Castle of Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Magione, the Basilica of San Pietro in Perugia, the Clitunno Theater and the Church of San Francesco in Trevi, the Torti Theater in Bevagna and the Caporali Theater in Panicale, will be the setting where well-known international performers and emerging musicians will play. This together with the symphonic orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi from Milan and under the direction of Hannu Lintu with the founder Angela Hewitt at the piano. All this under the eyes of many listeners from all over Italy and abroad.

The event is organized by the Association “Trasimeno Music Festival“, founded from the meeting between Angela Hewitt – a Canadian pianist, who, impressed with the stunning view on the Lake Trasimeno, decided to bring her music to the Umbrian region – and the municipal administration of Magione which organized this summer festival.

Here you can find all the info:

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