MERCATO DELLE GAITE

15 June 2017 | 25 June 2017

Il Mercato delle Gaite draws inspiration from the ancient Bevagna division in four districts named gaite. During the Middle Ages, the administrative organization of the city was based on it. The purpose of the event is to reenact the everyday life of the inhabitants of Bevagna in the period between 1250 and 1350, with historical precision and abundance of details

For ten days, at the end of June, Bevagna dives into this remote past: the old medieval workshops open for business again and the streets get crowded with local people who relive the everyday life of their ancestors, eating, working, playing and dressing like them.

Il Mercato delle Gaite is today considered one of the most important historical events in Umbria.