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What’s On - Local Events

Many flower shows and garden displays are annual events held at more or less the same time each year. Here are some of the more popular ones in our area.


Arezzo: Roseto Botanico Fineschi a Cavriglia
Vast collection of roses. Open every day from early May until the last Sunday in June 

Assisi: Quando fiorirano le rose
Late May there will usually be a preview of new David Austin roses

Firenze: Irises
International Iris competition with views across Firenze. Open every day during the first three weeks of May

Cortona: Iris di Cortona
Private Iris collection, many prize-winners bred by the owner himself.

Niccone: Iris Umbria
Private collection of over 650 varieties of Tall Bearded Iris

Todi: Todi Fiorita, flower show in the main piazza in early May

Perugia Flower Show


Orvieto: Orvieto in Flower

Spello: I giorni delle rose
Rose themed events at Villa Fidelia, first weekend in June

Assisi: Il Lavandeto Festival of Lavender, late June and early July


Lucca: Murabilia, flower show held on the ancient city walls, early September

Perugia Flower Show
Perugia Autumn Flower Show, late September


Festa delle Salvie
Assisi: Il Lavandeto Festival of Salvias, early October

Città della Pieve: “Zafferiamo” Saffron festival, late October:

The photo at the top of this page shows Perugia Spring Flower Show (Photo Umbria24)

Many of these articles first appeared in the Castiglione del Lago monthly newsletter “Qua e là” edited by Priscilla Worsley

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