Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Calendimaggio is an annual event in Assisi. Wearing medieval clothes, citizens of the upper and lower halves of the town compete in flag-twirling, singing, and showing off in processions. Men beat drums, blare long, old-style trumpets, and stroll around ogling the women. The costumes are marvelous and evocative of the Middle Ages, especially seen here in the context of the old stone buildings and piazzas of the town. 

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