(Specific excerpts taken from the publication issued by the Agency for the Promotion of Tourism in Umbria, 2000.)
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Perugia Antique Trade Fair hosts some of the most talented and sophisticated European antique dealers. Precious jewels, rare silver, elegant paintings, antique furniture, bronzes, tapestries, carpets, and curiosities of the highest artistic quality are exhibited here.
The Tasting of Italian Wines in Torgiano, is a competition aimed at judging and promoting Umbria's finest wines. Another enjoyable event related to this Festival is the "Vinarelli": a pleasant custom of spending time amidst sumptuously laid tables, glasses of wine, and paper and colors to paint, exchange ideas and enjoy oneself among people interested in the world of art and, naturally, wine.
The Trade Fair of the Truffle and Woodland Products celebrates the white truffle in the Citta di Castello. The white truffle is valued for its unique aroma, its size and shape and the flavor which is best enjoyed uncooked and unadorned. Other products on display include mushrooms, chestnuts, honey, wild berry jams, oil, wine and cheeses.
Christmas in Umbria. Celebrations, concerts and performances take place in almost all the Umbrian townships during this time. Especially interesting, the many artistic creches constructed with great skill and dedication. Living creches are also enacted in many towns. The Christmas Tree of Gubbio is the largest in the world. Also interesting is the Comet of Miranda in Terni.
Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto offers concerts from noon to late at night, in the atmosphere of a spectacular New Year's Day party culminating in a hugh feast on New Years Eve. The New Year's Gospel Concert is held in the magnificent Cathedral.