From December to early January, Umbria presents itself to the visitor with decorated trees, live and artistic Nativity scenes, Christmas , markets, exhibitions and holy celebrations.
Below is a selection of events, exhibitions, Nativity scenes that take place in Perugia and in the nearby towns of the region.


"Atmosfere di Natale" Christmas Atmospheres
From December 08th until January 08th at the Fortress Rocca Paolina (50 mt. from the hotel)
Inside the fortress, Christmas market every day from 10.00 am until 08.00 (December 25th  and January 01st from 03.00 pm)
All the stands are installed all along the medieval street of the old fortress. It is to consider as one of the most  fascinating market  full of tradition and history ..

Luce figura paesaggio
From Nov. 10th to June 30th 2019 - San Pietro Abbey (400 mt. from the hotel)
(every day from 10.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. closed on Mondays)
Exhibition with the masterpieces of the 600, a unique opportunity to visit 60 works never or recently seen and collected for the occasion in the magnificent Perugia's Abbey.
Curated by Cristina Galassi

Christmas at the Rocca Paolina and the Christmas Market
From December 08th until December 24th at the Fortress Rocca Paolina (50 mt. from the hotel)
Inside the fortress, Christmas market every day from 10.00 am until 08.00
All the stands are installed all along the medieval street of the old fortress. It is to consider as one of the most  fascinating market  full of tradition and history .

Christmas Train Polar Exspress-NEW
An old little train is going on the streets of the city to discover and to feel Christmas .
From December 08th until January 06th7 (Euro 3 single ticket one way , Euro 5 available one day .
Stop at Piazza del Circo (50mt from the hotel).

Perugia Christmas Markets

From december 8th to January 06th - Corso Vannucci (50mt from the hotel)
Hours: every day 10-20; Closed: December 25th; morning of January 1st (opening at 3pm)

The Crossing - The Tightrope walker - NEW
Dec. 08th at 05.00 pm a - Piazza IV Novembre- (600 mt. from the hotel)
On the occasion of the illumination of the monuments the tightrope walker  Andrea Loreni will walk on a rope 30 metres high from the Palazzo dei Priori to the San Lorenzo Cathedral

Ice rink
Ice rink for children and adults installed on Piazza Matteotti (500 mt from the hotel) unitl January 08th .
Place of entertaiment with coreographic on the ice, music and juggling for children ant their family Every day 10.30 am until 11.00 pm

House of Fairy Tales - NEW

From 08 December to 06 January - G. Alessi Chamber of Commerce, Via Mazzini (600 meters from the hotel)
In the splendid setting of the chambers rooms there is a world of fairy tales, music and shows, art and cooking workshops, readings for children. It can be visited every day (except 10/17/31 December, 25 December and 1 January) with the opening of the "Natale da Favola" info point.

Monumenta Creche City of Perugia
from 27 November to 10 January - Porta Pesa Borgo Sant'Antonio (1000 meters from the hotel)
Made of plaster scagliola and reproduces some of the most important architectural works of Perugia.

Living Creche (to be confirmed)
Nativity scene December 25th and 26 th. Jan 01 and Jan 06th San Domenico church (300 mt from the hotel).
In the suggestive undreground of the San Domenico chruch , the nativitry scene with replication of arts and crafts

The way of the Cribs
Dec 08th until Jan 06th-Borgo S.Antonio Porta Pesa (1 km away from the hotel)
All cribs are on view and free of charge the followind days:
from 03.30 pm until 07.00 pm

Nativity Scene ai Piazza Grande
Logge di Braccio, Piazza IV Novembre (400 meters from the hotel) 4.30pm - 6.00pm


Christmas Song - Christmas music
December 22nd, 5:30 pm Christmas Song - Sala dei Notari, Palazzo dei Priori - (500 meters from the hotel)

Christmas music

Christmas Song - A fairytale piano
December 27th, 6:30 pm -Salone di Apollo (100 meters from the hotel)
Fantastic narrations on the keyboard. Music by Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakof, Prokofiev, Caikovskij, Musorgski, Humperdink, Delibes

Christmas Song - Christmas with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- December 28th, 6.00 pm - Salone Apollo (100 meters from the hotel)

Concert by Ars Et Labor. Free admission..


New Year's eve

December 31st, from 11.00 p.m. -Concerts along the streets of the city center, fireworks


New year's Eve Concert

1 January 2018, at 4 pm Sala dei Notari of Palazzo dei Priori. (400 meters from the hotel) 33rd edition.
Franco Radicchia, Director. Curated by Accademia Filamonica Virgilio Puletti of Ponte Felcino

Concert for the New Year, Vienna...! Vienna...!
4 January, 09.00 pm Morlacchi Theatre Piazza Morlacchi Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale del Kazakistan- Payment entrance

The Magic Fireplace
4 January, from 1: 30.-Palazzo Sorbello, Piazza Piccinino, 9. (800 meters from the hotel)
Traditional tales and stories related to the Epiphany and the Christmas period. Storytelling theater by the storyteller and story-teller Mirko Revoyera (for children ages 4 and up). Admission free while places last, no booking


Fable Events - Befana from Perugia -

January 5, from 5:30 pm Piazza IV Novembre (400 meters from the hotel)
Initiative in collaboration with Pennetti Pennella Association and Theatrical Company Il Carro di Chiugiana

Epiphany Concert

January 06th , 04.00 pm - Sala dei Notari di Palazzo dei Priori Filarmonica di Pretola- Free entrance



CORCIANO: (8 km from Perugia )
From December 8th to January 6th
Live Creche
Historical center

GUBBIO: (60 km from Perugia)
The largest Christmas tree of the world
From Dec. 08 to Jan 06
Gubbio ChristmasLand

From Dec. 08 to Jan 06


ASSISI: (20km from Perugia)

Christams tree of trees   (the Square of Nativity Scenes)
(from Dec. 08 to Jan. 07)

Home of Santa Claus  
(from Dec. 08 to Jan. 06) Monte Frumentario (accesso in via Fontebella)

Special Offers

Special Offers valid during Christmas period:
- "Chritmas in Perugia"
- "New year's eve Offer"
-"Epiphany 2019"and "Perugia in Winter"

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