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Il Grappolo d’oro

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.

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Monferrato Wine Festival

13 to 15 and 20 to 22 September, 2013 in Casale Monferrato (Alessandria) –
 
Casale Monferrato hosts the “Monferrato Wine Festival”: in two weekends, from 13 to 15 and 20 to 22 September, the traditional Italian festival offers a look at wine and typical products, accompanied by entertainment and concerts at the Market Pavia, the Castle and the old town.

 

The Italian hills come alive for the most important moment of the agricultural season in Monferrato: the harvest. Hard work is meaningful, because it will give life, with the new year, the birth of some of the finest and most appreciated wines in the world.

 

The Wine Festival, will once again be the privileged showcase these strengths, opportunities to those who participate to be able to taste and appreciate the wealth of country.

 

At Pavia Market in Piazza Castello over 20 Pro Loco of the area will present their menu, which can be tasted under large tensile structures with more than 2,500 seats.

 

You can taste the wines of the “Golden Press” and other excellence of the territory. In addition, musical events, markets products, art exhibitions and trade, and other events at the Castello del Monferrato and in the streets of Old Town.


Gold Prospectors World Championship 2013

19 to 25 August 2013 in the province of Biella –

The province of Biella sees a blast from the past, in search of the most valuable material: will be held August 19 to 25 the world championship for gold prospectors.

The event will take place in the Bessa Special Nature Reserve, which houses an area of ​​nearly ten square kilometers entirely changed in its appearance, from the work of thousands of men that over two thousand years ago, lived a good part of Biella.

Guided and exploited by the Romans between the second and first centuries BC they transformed Bessa into one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world. Today, the landscape looks like a succession of valleys, dense vegetation and piles of stones river heights up to 20 meters.

The search for gold on the banks of the river Elvo is an outdoor activity that you can live all year round, because in the Natural Park of the Bessa operates very active association, the Gold Prospectors Association of Biella, which organizes excursions along the river Elvo, and teaches the ancient techniques for gold from the bed of the river.

The championship is an opportunity to see experts seekers from all over the world engage in this unusual specialties and challenge each other with specks. But even for an outdoor holiday in Biella, to visit the Gold Museum and Eco Bessa to Vermogno and the Forge of Mongrando Morino.

The program covers a period of 9 days and the races will be the highlight of the week Gold: from Tuesday to Sunday seekers from 23 countries belonging to the World Association Goldpanning will challenge those who will retrieve all the gold flakes in the shortest possible time .

There will be moments of fun with musical entertainment by local bands, mineral and crafts, not to mention the opening ceremony with the Parade of Nations and the flag raising, as well as the awards ceremony on Sunday on the podium of the Arena, built with the boulders carried downstream by the glacier Balteo thousands and thousands of years ago.

And then typical Piedmontese cuisine in the four dining options and local products in the quaint shop that bakes fresh bread every day from his wood-burning oven and stalls set up in the area.