Food Event

22 January 2016 Published in Tag

Our selection of locations and ideas for anyone looking to attend an annual food event across Italy. They range from some well known festivals to locations right off the beaten track. Click on the images to find out more about each.

  • June in central Puglia means bright colours and rich cherry harvests, especially in the cities of Bisceglie and Turi in the province of Bari. Turi is in the heart of Primitivo DOC wine country, but ...
  • For a decade 'Il Girotonno' has taken place in the first weekend of June in the picturesque fishing town of Carloforte, located on Saint Peter's Island, province of Sulcis Iglesiente in south west of ...
  • The Bra cheese festival is an essential appointment for all of us passionate about eating well, not only in Italy. Described as the biggest collection of quality cheeses in Italy each year, 'Cheese' ...
  • Last time we looked, there were three truffle fairs throughout the year in the town of Acqualagna in Le Marche. They were the Regional Black Truffle Fair in February, the Regional Summer Truffle fair ...
  • The Camogli fish festival is actually called the Fish Festival of Saint Fortunato, patron saint of fishermen and is held in the first half of May. This is the most famous event that happens in this ...
  • This event was recently described by Tom Kington, an Italy correspondent for the Guardian newspaper in the UK, as 'dubious', whatever that means. It is, in fact, one of Sicily's most progressive and ...
  • Drive along the Marche coast from Abruzzo and you eventually hit the small seaside resort of Porto Recanati just as Monte Conero looms into view in the distance. Perhaps the first thing you'll notice ...
  • October is when the small town of Sant'Angelo in Vado in the province of Pesaro Urbino enjoys its biggest appointment of the year - the National White truffle Exhibition or 'Mostra Nazionale del ...
  • Ariccia in the Roman hills of Lazio is well known for its pork or porchetta. But this Italian roasted pork delicacy can be found across central Italy, not least in Campli in Abruzzo in the province ...
  • Officially subtitled 'International wine and Spirits Exhibition' VINITALY it takes place every March or April in the Verona Fiere exhibition halls. It can get quite confusing with all the tourism, ...
  • Visitors to Italy might like to bear in mind that the word 'primi piatti' is plural and there is no harm helping yourself to two servings of pasta or soup for your lunch. Anyone who has been to an ...
  • Cremona is famous for its mustard of course, but perhaps it should be more famous for its sweet Christmas nougat called torrone. The annual Festa del Torrone, or Torrone Festival, takes place in the ...
  • The National Truffle Market takes place every year at the Centro Fieristico Borgosole near Fabro during the last two weeks of November. It is organised by the mountain communities of the Valtopina, ...
  • The Romanesco Artichoke Festival of Ladispoli near Rome was first celebrated in 1951 and is now held during the second week of April. The festival was initiated to help popularize this bulbous ...
  • When and where are the best truffle markets and festivals in Umbria? Between the 'Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Tartufo', the 'Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Tartufo Nero Pregiato' and the 'Mostra ...
  • The annual Eurochocolate festival in Perugia is one of the modern food 'sagre' which has caught the attention of everyone .. and who doesn't like chocolate! It's difficult to wait a whole year for ...
  • Voghiera is in the province of Ferrara and every August holds its garlic festival when the year's crop is harvested. Biu what makes the garlic of Voghiera so special? The experts tell us it's a ...
  • The largest specimen of white truffle in the world was found in 1954 in the district of San Miniato in a village called Balconevisi. It weighed 2520 grams and traveled across the Atlantic to be ...

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