C.astagne, truffles, wine and cheeses. With the arrival of autumn, its colors and scents, weekends come alive with festivals and fairs around Italy, a greedy and fun way to discover the typical and traditional flavors perhaps unknown territories.

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    Autumn festivals are back

    And, moreover, Italians really like village festivals: seven out of ten Italians (70%)according to what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti / Ixé, they love village festivals which are concentrated in early autumn.

    The problem is that there are so many and making a complete list is practically impossible. There are, however, some, which are just not to be missed.

    Among the most important and most visited festivals there is undoubtedly the Alba Truffle Fair

    With a truffle flavor

    Among the most famous festivals there is undoubtedly the Alba International Truffle Fair, in Piedmont. It starts on 8 October and continues until 4 December 2022.

    The town comes alive with banquets where you can taste and buy this wonderful tuberbut also offers visitors workshops and sensory analysis of the truffle.

    Truffle protagonist also in the Marche the first three Sundays of October with the National fair of the prized white truffle of Pergola.

    Between cheese and nougat

    There Lombardyinstead proposes a typical cheese, Bitto. The event dedicated to him takes place on 15 and 16 October, in Morbegno, between tastings, markets and show cooking.

    In the same Municipality, October 1-2 and 8-9, you can also participate in “Taste Morbegno”, Between walks, tastings and visits to the wineries in the area.

    But among the most popular Lombard reviews of the year there is certainly the Torrone Festival in Cremona scheduled from 12 to 20 November, where masters and producers from all over Italy perform.

    A refuge, a menu

    “Saus dl Altonn”, “Flavors of Autumn”, is the name of the initiative in South Tyrol ending October 2, 2022.

    It is a question of reaching 6 shelters in Alta Badia, on foot, by bicycle or thanks to the ski lifts, which they are paired with a producer and the relative product of excellence of the territory. Each refuge has a menu dedicated to the star product.

    Olioliva, Liguria in a bottle

    Olioliva, go back to the city of Imperiain Liguria, from 4 to 6 November 2022. The great event dedicated to one of the typical products of this landoffers the best of local gastronomy.

    But also various moments dedicated to entertainment and culture. And the days of the event, the historic center of Oneglia turns into a showcase of Ligurian agri-food excellence.

    The king of cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano

    Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, the appointment is with Festival of Open Dairies In Emilia Romagna, where it will be possible to see the birth of Parmigiano Reggiano. Guided tours of the cheese factory and the seasoning warehouse are planned. There will be open outlets and tastings.

    Wild boar, chestnuts, almonds and wine

    Wild Boar Festival in Dugenta, in Campania, with many specialties based on wild boar and with music and wine from Benevento. Every weekend, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 30 October 2022.

    In Lazio, in Vallerano, in the province of Viterbo, from 8 October to 1 November, every Saturday and Sunday, the traditional Chestnut Festival with open cellars, typical products, handicrafts, excursions and culture.

    Chestnut also protagonist in Calabriain the second weekend of November, with the Chestnut Festival in Sant’Agata di Esaro in the province of Cosenza

    Almond and Nero d’Avola Wine Festivalon 24 and 25 September, in Avola, in Sicily.