November is a month rich in sagras or Italian food festivals. This is the season of wine nuts truffles and oil and here we share with you a selection of Italy’s favorites.
La Sagra delle Sagre: Sant’Agnelo dei Lombardi (AV)
Campania 12th & 13th November. The aim of this well known sagra held in the Province of Avellino is to showcase the area’s very best products ingredients wines artisans and celebrate traditional culture. Sample a variety of traditional dishes enjoy the area’s excellent wines and participate in local folk dancing exhibitions. Children are well catered for with organized games street artists and musicians. And of course what better occasion to pick up some of the area’s delicious pecorino cheese truffles honey cookies country-style bread salumi and hams?
Saffron Festival Gavino Monreale Sardegna
The town of Gavino Monreale in Sardinia is where this festival takes place from 11th – 13th November to celebrate the area’s precious saffron. Sardinia’s saffron is a unique product treasured for its high quality its color flavor and aroma. Brought to the island by the Phoenicians and enjoyed by the Romans and Byzantines this ‘oro rosso’ has become one of Sardinia’s best loved specialties one you’ll be able to try in a variety of dishes at this sagra along with samples of other local gastronomic specialties.
Festa dei Bringoli e di San Martino Anghiari
This traditional celebration takes place in the province of Arezzo on 12th-13th November with the local handmade pasta similar to fat rolled spaghetti bringoli at the centre of attention. Huge quantities of sausages bringoli with meat and mushrooms chestnuts and vino novello are served up to the town’s many visitors and festivities normally continue into the wee small hours.
Fossa Tartufo e Cerere Mondaiono Emilia Romagna
The town of Mondaino near Rimini holds this most delicious of festivals from the 20th – 27th of November where guests can sample the unique combination of the area’s white truffles and special formaggio di fossa sheeps’ milk cheese matured in specially prepared pits. Attend meetings and discussions on both local truffles and cheeses take in a demonstration or two and enjoy some musical entertainment. A wonderful opportunity to taste two of this region’s most prized products with many local restaurants offering special menus for the duration of the sagra.