The Fall food season in Italy and its festivals

Fall in Italy means olive and grape harvesting and mushrooms and truffles picking. Many fairs are held in late October and November from the North down the central Italy: in the PiemonteEmilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche regions.

Are you a bunch of Foodies visiting Italy? Follow the smell of truffle then, and, besides Alba in Piemonte, check Boccaccesca fair: the first two weekends of October let’s meet in Certaldo Alto, Tuscany. The last weekend of October instead go and visit Montalcino, if you are still in Tuscany, for the Sagra del Tordo (Feast of the Thrush), a medieval reenactment of an archery tournament.

During Umbria Fall Food Festivals thera are plenty of truffles, chestnuts, and chocolate to taste, while  Eurochocolate is a biggest and bubbling chocolate festival which takes place in Perugia in mid October. Staz with us and with your lust for sweeties!

the fourth weekend in October comes the Torrone Festival in Cremona, the right place to celebrate the Italian nougat. Cremona boasts a document from October 25, 1441, which states that torrone was made for a wedding in the town!!! During the festival, the historic banquet is re-enacted.

The white truffle is one of the best product you can buy in November. Where? Starting from Piemonte go to Alba and Moncalvo, in the Monferrato area, with their white truffle fair the last two weekends of October.

In Tuscany celebrate the fresh scent of the “white gold” going to Volterra and its white truffle fair in late October and early November. San Miniato Truffle Fair (La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco) is on the second, third and fourth weekends in November,  and also San Giovanni d’Asso, close to Siena, has a good truffle festival the second and third weekends of November and a truffle museum opening on weekends.

Le Marche can boasts Acqualagna, the “truffle capital” with very good white truffle fairs on weekends starting at the end of October through mid-November. In the same region Sant’Angelo in Vado, close to Urbania, holds a truffle fair on weekends for several weeks in October.

In Umbria region we can find  Pietralunga and its Mostra Mercato del Tartufo (Trade fair of Truffles) in mid-October, while Citta di Castello has the Truffle and Forest Products Fair in November.

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