Easter in Orvieto

Easter in Orvieto

The Cliff's Town is celebrating Easter with several appointments and initiatives throughout its area: ancient traditions between religion and folkore, but also big music and performance will animate the alleys and squares of fascinating Umbrian villages. 


The appointment with the traditional Easter concert is taking place on Tuesday 11th April: in the inspiring frame offered by the St. Mary Assunta's Cathedral, the Orchestra Conductor M° ZUBIN MEHTA, world concert star, is going to direct one of the Italian most prestigious orchestras, the Orchestra Chamber Musicians of Florence's Musical May.

The town is then going to immerse itself in the Easter's celebrations with the Stations of the Cross of Holy Friday that, from the Church of St. Juvenal, is reaching St. Andrew's Church. The religious procession, lit by torches, is particularly inspiring.


Baschi (Civitella del Lago's Hamlet)

The small medieval village, from the 16th April to the 1st May, is going to organize the 30th edition of the "Painted Egg's National Contest Exhibition".

It's an exhibition of painting and free-subject artworks on eggs of animal origin. Special theme is "Expo in an egg". the awarded eggs will be exhibited in the Painted Egg's Museum, a unique museum in the world. Painting of eggs in Easter's time is an ancient habit going back to the Roman time and still usual in Europe, especially in the central Italy.

The event is taking place in Civitella del Lago, a medieval village on the top of a hill, with a wonderful view over Corbara's Lake and the medium Tevere's valley.

Some artworks have been displayed on the houses' windows since 2015, turning the village in a village museum.

Opening days and times of exhibitions and Ovoteca Museum:

From Easter to 30 September: 10 am/ 12.30 pm - 4 pm/ 7 pm, Monday closed

From October to Easter's Eve, open only on holidays and days before holidays. Monday closed

Information: Committee of the Painted Egg e-mail: Tel. 340.8995074

For further information:


Holy Friday's religious and traditional processions in the Orvieto Area

Castel Viscardo

Historical reenactment of Jesus' Passion - 52nd edition

Christ's Passion is reenacted by sixty actors in costume parading along the village's streets lit by flames.

Information: Castel Viscardo's District Tel. 0763.361010


Fabro, Carnaiola District (to confirm)

Traditional Stations of the Cross along the streets of Carnaiola's village, in historical costumes with about 40 figures, along with reenactment of the crucifixion.

Information: Municipal Tourist Board of Carnaiola c/o Fabro District Tel. 0763.831020


Ficulle (to confirm)

Holy Friday's Crosses' procession. The procession is leaving from the St. Old Mary's Church and is going to cross all the historical center.

From 24th to 27th March - religious rites of the Holy Week.

Information: Ficulle District Tel. 0763,86031, e-mail:



"Historical reenactment of Passion and Death". A parade in costume of about 150 figures is going to parade in the inspiring frame of the village lit just by flames and decorated for the occasion. It will perform, with the help of lights and music, the living pictures representing Jesus Christ's Passion and Death. Scenes, highlighted by a proper musical background, will be illustrated by some speakers.

Information: Montecchio District Tel. 0744.9557


Montegabbione, St. Mary Assunta's Church

Historical and religious reenactment of Jesus' Passion and Holy Friday's procession

Information: e-mail: Cell. 349 646.60.34



The traditional procession of the Dead Christ, with a lit cross as well as black and white trunks brought by Brotherhoods wearing black and white robes. The procession will be followed by worshippers bringing lit flames and the Monteleon Band's musical accompaniment.

Information: Monteleone's District Tel. 0763.834021

For further information about these and all the other initiatives of the area, click here.



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