Exhibits and Events

National Exhibition-Competition of the Painted Egg

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01 April-01 May 2018 
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Piazza Duomo 24 - 05018 Orvieto

Civitella del Lago, a little medieval village near Orvieto, is going to organize the 2018 edition of the “Painted Egg’s National Exhibition-Competition” from 1st April to 1st May.

Painting eggs during Easter’s time is a very ancient habit, highly widespread in Europe and especially in the central Italy: eggs used to be painted by using natural colours derived by infusions of flowers, herbs, onions and more.

Civitella del Lago decided to save and enhance this ‘poor art’ by organizing a national exhibition-competition: over the years thousands of painted eggs have been collected and turned into artworks using a variety of techniques.

2005 saw the opening to the public of an original Museum, unique in the world, that exhibits thousands of painted or carved eggs from all animal species.

Special Theme of this year is the Olive Oil, an inspiration crossing histories, spirituality, mythology, tradition and culture.

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