Umbria Carnevale Season The city of Sant’Eraclio, Umbria is located some 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of the regional capital, Perugia. Its Carnevale was originated back in 1542 by the Olivetani friars of Mormonzone, who lived in a nearby convent that has long been abandoned. These forward-looking friars felt that the local populace deserved their own merry-making on the streets to balance the local gentry’s exclusive palace parties.
Italy is a home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country is famous for its high art and monuments, delicious cuisine, trendy fashions, luxury sports cars and motorcycles. Its nickname is Bel Paese meaning The Beautiful Country with diverse cultures and dialects as for its many beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains.