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Events in Castiglione del Lago: The festival of Tulips

Events and Displays

... The great space on the bank of the Lake which was the Eleuteri airport, once a military base it now hosts, and always in April, the Spring Meeting of Light Aircraft and Hot-air Balloons. Then, at the end of the month and on May 1st it unwinds the International Display of Kite-flying under the title of "Coloriamo i Cieli" – We Paint the Skies. During the summer the historic town centre hosts"Quality Trasimeno" a series of meetings, exhibitions, performances and traveling shows.In the summer there are a series of initiatives such as Trasimeno Blues, Roccacinema (open air cinema in the castle grounds), Trasimeno Theatre, Rassegna Canto Corale (a display of choral singing), Rassegna Internazionale del Folklore (a review of international folk dancing), mostly all within the walls of the Medieval fortress.

 Trasimeno Marathon bike  race

In November there is "Piaceri di Lago" (Pleasures of the Lake) to present and celebrate the abundant richness of the territory: wine and olive oil. Throughout the year there are a series of cultural and sporting events ranging from: Concerts at the Ducal Palace, Regattas organized by the Sailing Club, Open air Poetry readings, to Art exhibitions and the Marathon bike race. Every Wednesday since 1548 the town centre has a weekly market but fairs and markets of other types happen at Easter and Christmas. These are some of the diverse reasons to pass time, or a weekend in Castiglione del Lago.

Trasimeno Blues

  • Bird's-eye view of the fortress of Castiglione del Lago
  • Tulip Festival
  • Sails on Trasimeno lake
  • Folk-dance group Agilla and Trasimeno