Umbria's landscape and urban planning can best be described by what in 1462 Pope Pius II Piccolomini said of Umbria: "You will never be able to reach a town without climbing". Although nowadays one does not need to literally climb, it is indeed a fact that most ancient Umbrian towns are perched high up on hilltops, within massive protective "walls". Orvieto, the lovely home of Umbria Jazz Winter 20, is no exception
Umbria, is a landlocked region and it shares one of its borders with Tuscany, where one day will find us exploring the famous Montepulciano, well known for its fortress but most of all for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which we will have the pleasure to experience paired with a hearty meal of Tuscan specialties.
Umbrian wines are also prized and some of their best, will be featured during visits to top producers and paired with regional cuisine.
But the Umbria Jazz festival is obviously the star attraction and indeed the concerts will feature some world-class jazz performers, some of which to be enjoyed in the spectacular Teatro Mancinelli, right in the heart of the exquisite town center.
The final manifestation, and the culmination of this event and a venerable tradition, is the Gospel Choir at the Duomo on New Year's Day. This is a touching and fitting end to amazing performances and a most appropriate way to encapsulate the magic and emotions felt throughout our stay in this extraordinary town and region. Anyone fortunate enough to participate in this tour will be privileged to experience these wonderful traditions first-hand.
A beautiful blend of jazz sounds juxtaposed with ancient buildings, piazzas, quaint winding streets exude a perfect mix of local and international camaraderie, and a bond created by the jazz whose sounds intermingle with great wine and food, are the key ingredients that make this the perfect way to ring in the New Year and welcome a new decade arrival in exquisite Orvieto during the Umbria Jazz Winter it will certainly warm your heart - Buon' Anno!
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December 26, 2019 - January 2, 2020