September 13 to November 16, 2013 in Merano (Bolzano)
In Merano and surroundings, autumn is a season full of surprises: from 13 September to 16 November, the zone will host the Merano Fall, a food and wine festival full of interesting events.
Smells, tastes and flavors from the local culinary tradition, but also folklore and music will be the protagonists of this series of events will color the autumn of this area of South Tyrol.
In particular, during these weeks culinary workshops and shops in the area offer the opportunity to taste the local dishes, prepared with care by choosing fresh, natural ingredients, such as grapes, pumpkins and chestnuts.
14 to 15 September 2013 in Gerola Alta (Sondrio) –
Gerola Alta in Valtellina is home to this year’s “Festival of Bitto” The Festival takes place on 14 and 15 September, and promotes the famous local cheese “Bitto”, recognized as the king of cheese production Valtellina PDO (protected designation of origin).
The traditional event that has been taking place for over thirty years in Gerola Alta on the third Sunday of September, aims to promote the famous cheese typical of the area, aroma and unmistakable flavor, produced on the pastures during the summer.
On the occasion of the festival and in the days that precede exhibitions are organized, through which volunteers and supporters will give their best to enhance a small town and a valley rich in tradition and history.
From August 31 to September 8, 2013 in Selva Trissino (Vicenza)
At the end of summer Selva di Trissino hosts the “Festa dello Gnocco”: Saturday August 31 Sunday, September 8, 2013 will stage the ninth edition of the great feast dedicated to the typical local product.
This great event in 2012 drew more than 25,000 people, an event dedicated to the promotion of a territory through its typical products.
The success of the result of the high quality of the products offered. Certificates De.Co., the protagonists are the delicious homemade gnocchi and made stir-fry sauces in 11 thanks to the excellent work of the volunteers of Selva and the surrounding areas and various local charities, which are essential for the success of the party.
Yet it is not only good food: Sunday, September 1st will host the Gnoccobike, mountain bike race, which has the participation of hundreds of cyclists from across the region, will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 instead walking Gnoccolando food and wine, which runs between the paths of the village on the hills up to 850 m above sea level, rediscovering forgotten glimpses tasting the local products.
From 2 to 8 September 2013 in Chiuro (Sondrio)
A great wine event in Valtellina: from 2 to 8 September Chiuro also hosts this year, “The bunch of gold” The autumn food and wine in Valtellina begins in Chiuro, in the heart of large terraced area where they are located prominent wineries and the wine is celebrated thanks to the “Golden Grape”.
Shows, guided tours, tastings, exhibitions, conferences and culinary walks between the villages and vineyards. Two weekends ideal not only to learn about Chiuro and its surroundings, but to combine a visit to Sondrio, the capital, with its Museum of History and Art, or to find Castel Grumello in Montagna in Valtellina (well protected by the ISP) from which it takes also the name of one of the DOCG of the valley.
Continuing we reach the village of Ponte in Valtellina with its beautiful old town. The scenic route continues towards Teglio and down to Tirano. On the opposite side of the mountain than Chiuro the Val d’Arigna is the historic capital of the pezzotti, the colorful rugs typical of the Valtellina.
Bologna is home to the new edition of “Sana“, for 25 years a landmark event in Italy of organic products, natural and herbal remedies.
In 2013, Sana will turn 25 years old. A prestigious goal for the event that has always accompanied the world of organic and natural to Italy knowing innovate to keep pace with the development and growth of this great area.
Sana is now an event:
• Qualified: open only to certified organic and natural products;
• Professional: you can count on the presence of an audience of qualified and competent visitors that includes large-scale retail buyers, distributors, specialized retailers, foodservice operators and commercial collective, herbalists, pharmacists and health care workers.
• International: Sana in 2012 has made road shows in Moscow and Washington, and had the participation of over 100 major foreign buyers in the Buyers Lounge.
The 2013 edition of Sana celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event with a program of high quality events and great content that will confirm the role of the reference event in the Italian and international.
August 18, 2013 at Triora (Imperia)
For the past twenty-five years in the province of Imperia Triora has risen to national fame as the “country of Witches” by virtue of documented process to some poor women in the years 1587-1589.
To celebrate fourth anniversary of that tragic event were organized conferences and exhibitions. In 2001 was born, almost by accident, Strigora. The event, from the legendary first edition, has been repeated every year, always renewed and different, but with a single purpose: to re-evaluate the figure of the poor witches.
Already in the early hours of the morning several dozen exhibitors will set up their stalls for the market of medieval, which will start at 10 am. Meanwhile, the witches and wizards of the Pro Triora cook dishes from the magical flavor that you can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the cool “Boschetto” accompanied by folk music.
At three in the afternoon will begin the real party. A festival designed for the whole family, both for large than for small. The country will magically transform, through alleys and streets you will encounter strange characters that will enchant you with their magic and acrobatics.
Wandering through the medieval alleyways, melodies lift you and take you far away dreams. When darkness have obscured the sun will be enchanted by the magic of the Middle Ages.
In the course of the day is possible, even recommended a visit to the ethnographic museum and witchcraft, which contains a special section dedicated to the extensive process of 1587-1589, with an exhibition of tragic documents, including sentences to death some witches.
July 31 to August 4, 2013, in Rapallo (Genoa) –
The charming town of Rapallo hosts an interesting summer event: Rapallo Expo 2013 fourteenth edition, from 31 July to 4 August 2013.
In the center of Rapallo are scheduled events crafts, food and wine, promoting tourism, renewable energy, musical and cultural events.
The Expo will take place between Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Da Vico, and Vico del Pozzo square, Piazza de Gasperi and via Magenta.
August 3 and 4, 2013 in Ardesio (Bergamo) –
A new appointment, in Ardesio in the province of Bergamo, with “Ardesio DiVino”. The event will be held in 2013 in the days of August 3 and 4.
Ninth edition of food and wine festival, an exhibition / open air market where selected winemakers and taste artisans from all over Italy offer their products for tasting and for sale. Don’t miss tasting workshop “Women in Wine” workshops in creative play for children, concerts and dinners made with local products.
Ardesio DiVino is a food and wine festival (tasting and sales) organized by Pro Loco of Ardesio (Bg), non-profit association, with the support of the city.