Madonna del Riga

Today is Umbertide’s patron saint day. Madonna del Riga. It is a holiday in Umbertide. It also coincides with the band/orchestra concerts in the piazza. We have had five nights of lovely music. Bands and orchestras from all over Umbria have come to perform. I generally enjoy the music from our apartment. It is one of my favorite things. Here is the program.

Not all of the bands are super good but it doesn’t matter to me. I just love that normal life has returned to our world. We have been through a lot. We didn’t have this traditional series last year, due to Covid. We went through a three month super strict lockdown last spring. Then a summer of loosening and fun. Only to be slammed in the fall. We didn’t leave our Comune, Umbertide, for FOUR MONTHS from Christmas to after Easter. Finally, things are a bit more normal.

Tonight is Umbertide’s own. Our town band. I have to say it is pretty darn good, for a town our size. As a friend says, from 7 to 70, all ages. Tonight the band was all inclusive with the adolescente band as well. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this return to normalcy. I think of this as Umbertide’s living room. 🙂 Look at the turnout. I think I’m not the only one craving normalcy!

8 thoughts on “Madonna del Riga

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    I am always amazed at how good they are. This band has a lot of brass as the band leader is a trumpet player. As I said in another comment, the overture from the Magnificent Seven that they do is incredible. I can still hear it in my head. And I DO love that I can sit up in the apartment and enjoy the music. Nice!

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    The band is good. Heavy on brass since the band leader is a trumpet player. I can still here the magnificent seven overture they always play. It’s amazing. I will watch for apartments. There are hundreds for sale right now so you’ll have plenty of choices.

  3. royane mosley

    what fun and how fabulous you can just hear and see out your window if you don’t want to go down. Ric is amazed at our little community band in Pisticci too.

  4. Barbara Trovillo

    Oh Nancy I love this! Umbertide is one of my favorites! I have heard parts of the band at different times, not sure I’ve heard them all together. How fun! I’m hoping to come in November or December of this year. I’m actually going to be looking for a two bedroom apartment in Umbria. If you hear of anything, please let me know. Hugs, Barbara

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