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.
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.
August 31-September 1st, 2013 in Cocconato d’Asti –
Cocco… Wine, consolidated event organized by Go Wine Monferrato with the support and collaboration of the City of Cocconato, is back from 31 August to 1 September.
The beauties of the town will be enhanced in two days of celebration through tastings and insights, guests and music that will invade the historic center once again confirming the tourist, the quality wine-growing and wine-making ambitions of what is known historically as the “Riviera of Monferrato”
Saturday, August 31 (from 17 to 24) and Sunday September 1 (from 16 to 20), the center will host the tables for tasting wines and typical products of the companies of Cocconato, Monferrato and visiting delegations.
The event, which saw increasing results in terms of public and exhibiting companies, represents an opportunity to enhance the wine-growing territory of Cocconato and the typical products that are part of the heritage of this land.
The six wineries Cocconato, along with some guests will fill the tasting table set up along Via Roma: a virtual wine route, in which the samples will be alternated tastings of typical products.
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.