It’s scheduled April 6 to 9 the new edition of Vinitaly. Guest as always the wonderful city of Verona. The greatest event in the world dedicated to wine will also be held this year in conjunction with Sol & Agrifood and Enolitech .
Vinitaly in Verona every year attracts over fifty thousand visitors from 120 countries. And never miss the firsts : this year it’s up to Vininternational , International Buyers ‘ Lounge and Vinitalybio. Vininternational – International Wine Production, emphasizes the presence of foreign exhibitors in a pavilion which houses more than 70 countries by major manufacturers.
The International Buyers’ Lounge, with Taste and Buy , however, is the new area dedicated specifically to the b2b wine & spirits dedicated to foreign operators selected at the fair , in order to facilitate trade. There is also the debut of Vinitalybio also made with the collaboration of FederBio : the trade fair will be dedicated specifically to certified organic wines . It is hoped that enhance the wine production which follows the rules of the EU Regulation .
In addition to these special sections is space all the best of Italian wine production , with a show that in terms of quality and quantity has no equal. The international showcase of Quality is the strong point : the Italian export sector sees protagonist with EUR 33 billion in 2013 , of which 5 are aggregated by the wine industry and 1.3 from the olive oil .
From 28 to 29 September 2013 in the province of Brescia –
Franciacorta, the Lombard area which gives its name to the famous spumante, celebrates with the “Franciacorta Festival”, scheduled for September 28 to 29.
The final weekend of September will include a large selection of wine tasting in the cellar, to discover, in addition to the flavor of the wine, also its historical paths and tips about its development.
The leitmotiv of 2013 will be “The Franciacorta and flavors,” to discover the best pairings with local dishes and more.
From 13 to 15 and 20 to 22 September 2013 in Trento –
For two weekends of September comes “Autumn in Trentino” concentrated in the historic center of the city of Trento will host a festival dedicated to those who love to discover, experience and taste the local food and wine products of the Trentino region.
An opportunity to meet the producers present in the streets, to tell and do taste the fruit of their labor, to be groped by small and sweet temptations, but also to taste, in a reasoned way, a selection of the best wine production.
A rotation every day a chef from territories tracked by the Wine Roads of Trentino and Flavours in the restaurant in the square propose a menu designed to raise awareness of the interpretations in the kitchen of food products of excellence in Trentino.
September 8, 2013 in Asti
Asti is celebrating its wine: for 39 years every second Sunday of September, under the sign of the great wine competition Douja d’Or which is held on the same days, the city hosts the Festival of Festivals, a great day of celebration that has been called “the truest representation of peasant life. “
More than 40 pro-loco of the province of Asti present their specialties, accompanied by DOC wines from Asti, in the open-air restaurant with its characteristic glasses tavern.
First, however, we are witnessing the colorful procession that winds through the streets of the city, animated by more than three thousand people in authentic period costumes, tractors, tools of the trade, which represent the values and traditions of this land.
September 15, 2013 in Asti –
As every year, here comes the appointment with the famous Palio di Asti: the race and everything that surrounds it will take shape this year on Sunday 15 September.
The element that most fascinates many visitors who attend the Palio is the parade of more than twelve hundred people in medieval costumes.
The accuracy of historical re-enactments reviewed by a committee of experts, the quality of the costumes and the skill of the tailors in the village faithfully reproduce the styles of clothes taking them with frescoes and paintings make the parade a truly unique show.
The tableaux vivants that make up the parade represent actual events of history of Asti: you will therefore remove nobles and commoners, soldiers and higher clergy, knights and ladies who will one day return to live in the city telling the daily lives of more than seven centuries.
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 August 29 to September 8, 2013 in Rovereto (Trento)
Rovereto, Trento province, home to the new edition of “East West”: the festival that was born in 1981 will take place this year from August 29 to September 8.
Rovereto is a city always open to the taste of the new, the modern, the study of culture and its trends. In this festival, East and West are seen as poles of an ideal route of switches and crossings not only between cultures, but also between genres and languages of the contemporary scene.
One of the most important European festivals for contemporary dance and dance theater takes place in the first half of September in Rovereto and Trento. Over the years it has hosted almost always through special productions or European premieres or national companies and artists among the most important and significant of the international dance scene.
The spirit of the festival in his thirty years of business was to enact the reciprocal influences in the twentieth century by the artistic tradition of experimentation on the eastern and western vice versa.
East West becomes a round trip between theater and dance, research and tradition, identity and innovation. The program also includes a section dedicated to the involvement of local youth groups, with the aim of offering creative and productive opportunities for young choreographers and dancers from Trentino.
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.