Coloring the Skies: Kite Festival in Umbria

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This weekend, the incredibly picturesque town of Castiglione del Lago, located on the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, will become even more beautiful as the skies fill with kites of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The event is called Coloriamo i Cieli, and it features some of the world’s most interesting kites commandeered by some of the world’s most adept kite fliers.

Since its inception in 1982, the kite festival has spawned dozens of smaller programs, such as hot air balloon rides, nature walks in Parco del Lago Trasimeno, art exhibits (e.g., a collection of Chinese kites), and food fairs in Castiglione’s main piazza.

In Umbria, Coloriamo i Cieli means that spring has sprung!

Photo: Let’s colour the sky 27042007-001, originally uploaded by Giuseppe Toscano.

Melanie Renzulli

Melanie Renzulli

Melanie Renzulli has been writing about travel to Italy for more than 20 years.

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