Saragano is conveniently situated in the centre of Umbria and just a short distance from the region’s largest historical and cultural centres: 40 km from Perugia, 40 km from Assisi, 19 km from Todi, 15 km from Montefalco, 33 km from Foligno and 45 km from Spoleto.
Every Friday evening in summer: Dinner outdoors and top quality live music in the enchanting setting of our Wine Bar’s square. The concert will begin at 9 pm.
In the environs
Flower festival on Corpus Domini day
The lower and upper basilicas with the latter’s frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto; Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore (Cathedral); Basilica di Santa Chiara.
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore (XII-XIII century) with frescoes by Pinturicchio (1454-1513) inside
Palazzo dei Priori (XIII-XV century) with frescoes by Perugino; Galleria Nazionale with paintings by Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Pinturicchio.
Tempio di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Chiesa di San Fortunato (XIII-XV century) in Gothic style; Palazzo del Capitano (1293), Palazzo dei Priori, the Cathedral.
Museo Pinacoteca di S. Francesco, built in the mid 14th century with works ranging from the 13th to the 14th century including a Nativity by Perugino. the former Chiesa di S. Filippo Neri now a theatre, Chiesa di Sant’Agostino with work by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Bartolomeo Caporali; Chiesa di Sant’Illuminata (XVI century).
Mercato delle Gaite: in town, a re-evocation of local everyday life from 1250 to 1350.
From the Middle Ages to today, the Calendimaggio festival has been an expression of the lives of the ancient Umbrians.
The Porchettiamo festival of the best Italian porchetta makers and the Enoteca della Strada del Sagrantino wine shop. www.porchettiamo.com
La Giostra Della Quintana, historic horse race in costume in a knightly tournament in which the town districts compete.
The Corpus Domini flower festival, a century long tradition of floral carpets and pictures in the historic centre’s streets.
Festival dei Due Mondi, a prestigious event offering an opportunity for Italian, European and American cultural exchange with dance, opera, theatre, concerts and art exhibitions.
Umbria Jazz, one of the most important jazz events in the world.
Sagrantino International Challenge Cup: hot air balloons from all around the world take to the skies above the Umbrian hills.
Todi Arte Festival with music, theatre, ballet, poetry and literature in the town’s churches, municipal theatre, cloisters and squares.
Banquets, music, performances including a spectacular climb evoking attacks on Gualdo Cattaneo castle in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Archery and flag waving contests, music, performances, local product tastings.
Eurochocolate, a great event for lovers of the fine chocolate made by the main Italian and international chocolate making companies.
Olive presses open, an initiative dedicated to the promotion of the DOP Umbria Extra Virgin Olive Oil