Umbria’s September festivals: from Baroque to Renaissance

September events in Umbria

The Umbria events calendar for September begins with the evocative Cavalcata di Satriano, a historic horse ride that retraces the journey of the Knights of Assisi in 1226 to bring home a gravely ill Saint Francis. The ride starts at the Sanctuary of Rivotorto near Assisi and winds through the towns of Mount Subasio (Spello, Valtopina and Nocera Umbra), concluding on the Sunday afternoon in Piazza Santa Chiara in Assisi with a homage to the Poor Clares and the horsemen’s blessing.

Assisi "Marathon"

Remaining in Assisi, the Marcia delle 8 Porte is held on Saturday 7 September, a 7.5 km road race that will allow you to enjoy Assisi and its landscape at a run. 

Jousting event and baroque music in Foligno

But September is above all the month of Foligno and its rich calendar of events celebrating culture, tradition and, naturally, good food! The festivities commence with the opening of the taverns on the occasion of Foligno’s Giostra della Quintana - la Rivincita (a “revenge” event in response to June’s contest) on Sunday 15 September.

The Pasta Festival in Foligno

Following this, the baroque music festival “Segni Barocchi” takes place in the magnificent setting of the town’s historic buildings and churches. From 26 to 29 September, at Foligno’s “Primi d’Italia”, the town becomes the undisputed capital of pasta with a festival in its honour. Cooking demonstrations, gourmet villages, stands selling typical produce and encounters with chefs are alternated with cultural and creative events in a blend between art and pasta that will not fail to amaze.

Umbria’s musical events in September include the Spoleto Opera Season and the concerts of the “Sagra Musicale Umbra” from 15 to 25 September in Perugia and the surrounding area.

The Montefalco's Enological Week

In the second half of September, the “Enologica Montefalco” exhibition dedicates three days to Sagrantino wine (from 15 to 18 September) with tasting counters and guided tours of the cellars that produce the famous Umbrian red wine. Meanwhile in Gualdo Tadino you can witness the Giochi de le Porte, a fascinating historical re-enactment originating in Renaissance times that will leave you holding your breath with its four exciting challenges between the “porte” (the town’s districts), as well as performances by flag throwers, jugglers, crossbowmen and more.

Where to sleep and eat healthy in Umbria...

Healthy living in Umbria means healthy eating by filling your plate with fresh vegetables and fruits.

If you are staying at Villa Rosy in September you will be able to take advantage of our vegetable garden to pick what’s in season, like mixed lettuce, chili peppers, eggplants and still some tomatoes.

Discover the true taste of Umbrian gastronomy seasoned with our extra virgin olive oil of course!

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