Tag: Food

INTRA – Enjoy Sicily on Lake Maggiore

27th April

INTRA – “Enjoy Sicily: typical products and handicraft from Sicily!

From 28 April to 1 May, the lakeside of Intra will breathe the air of Sicily!

“Sicilia Viva in festa” is a festival dedicated to Sicilian food and crafts.

Ceramics, puppets, which tell the adventures and mad love of ancient knights like Orlando, showing the ancient Sicilian carriages all decorated and hand-painted.

This and more will be the highlights of a unique event, full of colors and flavors.

On Monday, 1st of May, from 4 p.m., do not miss the songs and dances of the folkloristic show of the “Sicilia Nostra” group.


“Serate di Gola 2017″ – Itinerant Food Festival

24th April

“Serate di Gola” from 22nd April

“Serate di Gola”, local flavors and the artisanal wisdom will be on your plate during these itinerant dinners: beginning on 22 April, the event dedicated to local producers and typical restaurants will take you on a gastronomic journey through the mountains and valleys of Ossola!

Every dinner will be an occasion to get in touch with local producers. The menus will contain scents and flavors of the artisanal and authentic production: the producers will illustrate their own experiences and peculiarities of the products of “Serate di Gola”.

Each location of these six dinners will be very different from the other: from the agritourism facing the lake to the hut in the high mountains. Possibility to stay over in quaint hotels or B&B’s rich in charm and atmosphere.

This is the calendar of “Serate di Gola 2017”:

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PALLANZA – Platea Cibis

19th April

PALLANZA - Platea Cibis: An International Street Food”
From Friday the 21th  to Tuesday the 25th, don’t miss the Street Food  in Verbania!The lakeside of Pallanza host for four days stands with international gastronomy, visitors will be able to taste delicacies and specialties from all over the world!
What Platea Cibis?

It is a culinary route event with regional typical products of our country and international dishes, which will touch the main Italian squares. A journey to rediscover the old savour, like street food and traditional dishes:


The lamprey,

The Tuscan boiled,

Trofie with pesto,

The Genovese focaccia,

The Romagna fried gnocco,

Ca’meusa breads,

Fritters and cannoli of Sicily,

The sausage of Suditirol,

The Apulian bombette,

The products of Calabria,

Cheeses and cured meats of the Val d’Aosta, Marche and Umbria,

The sweet and savory delicies of Campania,

The flavors of Piedmont.A Street Food in the open air, where you can taste the best italian recipes.

Tel:    346 5757839


Site internet: http://www.plateacibis.it/


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Trontano Mushroom Festival

12th September

Culture and Gastronomy in the Ossola Valley
16-18 September 2016

The mushroom festival “Sagra del Fungo” is held every year in the characteristic village of Trontano in the Ossola Valley. This year it’s back for its 32nd edition with a program which is just as tasty as it is culturally interesting.

Friday 16th September the charity stand opens at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. dinner is served. The specials of the evening are mushroom risotto and traditional boiled meats. After dinner there is dancing with the band Bolle di Sapone and DJ Andy.

Saturday 17th September the gates open for lunch with mushroom-themed specialities. Starting from 3 p.m. it will be possible to visit the photographic exhibit “Obiettivo Trontano” at the Oratory Santa Marta, the art exhibit “Sogno di una notte di fine estate” at the Oratory San Giacomo and the exhibition “Libramici” … Read More »

Tones on the Stones 2016

5th July

Music in the quarries of the Ossola Valley
From 23 to 30 July 2016

From 23 to 30 July the quarries of the VCO province transform into a stage when the festival Tones on the Stones 2016 returns for its 10th edition. This year it will take place in the striking setting of the Trontano gneiss quarry.

To kick off the festival on 23 July is the show Intra Montes;

Laic song for instruments and choir with Ramberto Ciammarughi on piano, Tetraktis Percussions, Ensemble Nova Musica and the Choir of Tones on the Stones. The show starts at 9.30 p.m..

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff directed by Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina with the choir Stendahl, two pianos and five percussionists.

The festival continues in the 28 July with the Giacomo Puccini’s opera production Turandot. In the directors seat is Stefano Monti and conductor Stefano Giarloli with the Orchestra delle … Read More »

Stresa nel Gusto…with Gorgonzola!

30th October

Stresa with a touch of Gorgonzola
Sunday November 15th 2015

Another appointment with the initiative “Stresa nel Gusto”, this time with the taste of Gorgonzola. The town’s bars and restaurants will propose dishes and menus enriched with the unmistakable cheese. The old town will be decorated for the occasion with stands and counters where it will be possible to purchase the famous dairy product and its pairings.

From 11 a.m., in Piazza Cadorna, the Gruppo Protezione Civile Città di Stresa will prepare “polenta concia”(polenta with melted cheese) and polenta with gorgonzola to warm up and satisfy hungry passers-by.

Don’t miss the most delicious event of the season!



Cioccolago in Mergozzo

22nd October

Chocolate Festival on Lake Mergozzo
24 and 25 October 2015

The Piazza Cavour in the charming town of Mergozzo on the northern shore of the lake with the same name will flow with chocolate for the festival “Cioccolago”! Saturday 24th of October from 4 p.m. the Master Chocolatiers will show off their skills and with the purchase of the bracelet (2 Euros) you will have the possibility to have a taste of the masterpieces. For the holders of the bracelet the Association of Pastry Chefs VCO will offer the aperitif. At 5 p.m. it’s time for the arrival of the chocolate boat realised by the same organisation. Until 10 p.m. the music of  ”RVL La Radio” will entertain the visitors.

Sunday 25th at 2.30 p.m., opening of the chocolate workshop for the finishing touches on the chocolate boat. Entrance to the workshop and … Read More »

BITEG 2015 in Stresa

12th October

International Marketplace for Gastronomic Tourism
Stresa October 23rd to 26th

The charming town of Stresa has the honour to host the XVI edition of the BITEG – Borsa Internazionale del Turismo Enogastronomico. The event will take place from the 23rd to the 26th of October at the prestigious Regina Palace Hotel in the splendid scenery of the Borromean Gulf and Lake Maggiore.

Gastronomic tourism is worth 30% of the tourism income in Italy and food travellers are among the biggest spenders, on average € 105 a day per person. Gastronomy is a fundamental part of the Made in Italy together with art and fashion and 2 of 3 people confirm that food is a reason to visit Italy, in part thanks to the many specialities certified dop, igp and excellent wines doc e docg.

The fair is organised in collaboration with the Distretto Turistico … Read More »

Pumpkin Festival 2015

9th October

Celebrating the pumpkin in Santa Maria Maggiore
17th and 18th of October

The weekend of the 17th and 18th of October the village of Santa Maria Maggiore dresses up in autumn clothing for the Pumpkin Festival 2015. The much awaited event includes tastings, live music, children’s workshops and themed menus in the local restaurants.

The enchanting village is ready to be discovered with exhibitions and decorations in honor the most colourful vegetable of the season. Saturday 18th it’s once again time for the “Conciorto” : an extraordinary concert performed with vegetables transformed into original musical instruments by Biagio Bagini e Gianluigi Carlone.


National Porcini Fair in Albereto

18th August

Exhibitions, meetings, gastronomy and shows
From 11 to 13 September 2015

In Albareto in the province of Parma the 20th edition of the National Porcini Mushroom Fair will take place. From the 11th to the 13th of September this town, immersed in the green hills of the Appennines will come alive with theme exhibitions, tastings, entertainment and amusement park. The Fair is affiliated with the White Truffle Fair in Alba.

The Fair opens at 6 p.m. on Friday 11th with a speach of the President of the Fair and the “special guest” Veronica Ruggeri from the TV programme “Le Iene”. Afterwards the food stalls inside Pavillion A are opened, in the “Palafungo” there will be a “Drink with Porcino” and in Pavillion B, meeting with the “Hyena” Veronica Ruggeri and live music with the band Radiazioni Rock.

On Saturday 12th the Fair opens at … Read More »


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