Sagre typically have produce stalls, giant outdoor tables for people to sit and eat together and many restaurants put on special menus to mark the occasion. It’s not all about the food though. There’s often music, competitions and costume parades too.
Attending a sagra can help you get to know Italy further and mix with the locals. Keep your eye out for the colourful posters that advertise the festivals, or head to the nearest tourist office for information.
Autumn is a particularly good time to visit an Italian festival as there are hundreds to choose from.
Here are a few to look out for:
- Sagra della Melanzana Ripiena, Gorra, Savona
If you’re not a fan of aubergine, don’t worry. There are also ravioli and other delicacies to devour, as well as local Ligurian wines and desserts.
- Zampina festival, Sammichele di Bari, Puglia
- Festa del Vino Cotto, Lapedona, Le Marche
- Sagra dell’uva - Marino, near Rome
- Festa dei Frutti Dimenticati, Casola Valsenio, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna
- Sagra del Tordo, Montalcino, Tuscany
- Truffle Festivals, various locations
If you still want to experience a truffle festival, but want something a bit more low key, there’s a white truffle festival in Sant’Agata Feltria in Emilia-Romagna every Sunday in October.
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