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Festivals in Italy

Festivals in Italy
Festivals are events linked to the products of the earth, to culture and popular music, to faith and crafts. Tastings, music, art, nature and gastronomy accompany these festivals spread throughout the Italian territory.

One of the many reasons why Italy is known in the world, besides art, culture, landscape beauties, is good food. Thus, during festivals, you can taste freshly cooked delicacies, buy typical and artisan products, enlivened by traditional music and entertainment for adults and children. Festivals are in fact convivial moments, in which there is the wish to be together, to laugh and joke in front of a good dish and toasting with a glass of wine. This is how the numerous festivals spread throughout Italy, from the Alps to Sicily, were born and handed down from generation to generation, especially during the summer.
Festival in Camaiore
To the festive atmosphere typical of festivals is then added the suggestion of discovering many small towns, each with its own beauty and characteristic. Popular traditions and folklore are in fact an important cultural and economic resource for Italy, because they enhance the territory and its local products.
Celebration in Tuscany
Throughout Italy in the period between spring and early autumn, there are festivals on a daily basis dedicated mainly to the promotion of food and wine products typical of the various geographical areas. But there are also ceremonies and religious events, which often end with fireworks and with the participation of crowds of faithful.
Festivals in Italy
Festivals in Italy are innumerable and to list them would be too long, because every town, even the smallest one, can boast a festival. Among the most important are: the Almond Blossom festival held in spring in Sicily, or the very special festivals of truffles, chestnuts and mushrooms that take place, almost all in autumn, in many towns in Umbria and Tuscany. In Liguria, the Camogli fish Festival is one of the most important; the undisputed protagonist is the fried fish. Among the events to report, in Campania, there is GustaMinori, a particular festival dedicated to the food products of Amalfi Coast which, in addition to flavors, is unique for its enchanting scenery. In the regions famous for their wines, such as Veneto and Tuscany, there is no lack of wine festivals, such as the Primavera del Prosecco and the Chianti Classico festivals in the homonymous area of Tuscany.
Food Festivals Italy
Then we have the Langhe truffle, the undisputed "lord" of quality cuisine, known and appreciated throughout the world. The Alba White Truffle Fair is now an event of international resonance. In Cles, in the Val di Non (in Tretino Alto Adige), for two days the small town organizes many events with the apple as protagonist. The Ladispoli festival, on the coast between Rome and Civitavecchia, celebrates instead the artichoke, one of the most famous products of the Roman gastronomic scene. In Perugia, instead, Eurochocolate takes place every year, with master chocolatiers and everything that revolves around the art of confectionery.
Pizza Festival Italy
Not to be missed is the Grape Festival in Marino, an autumn event that attracts Roman youth (and not only), as well as one of the most colorful and fun festivals in all of Italy: wine tastings that are accompanied by competitions of Roman songs, antique markets and poetry competitions.
Calabria Festival Pepper
Last but not least, the Chilli Festival in Diamante, Calabria, is the best way to discover the ancient traditions of this region. Chilli (together with onion) is one of the local symbols of the Tyrrhenian side of Calabria; during the festival, typical traditional dishes parade, all flavored with chilli.

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