22-23-24-25, 29-30 April; 1May: VINUM Wine Fair, Alba

From April to May the famous town of Alba hosts a tasting table of wines from the Langhe and Roero. More than 500 wines and 200 wine producers are represented at this event, and there are not only tastings to participate in, but also laboratories, talks, and other activities.

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27-28 May: Cantine Aperte ("Open Cellars")

This is the most important event of the year, involving over 800 wine cellars which open to the 1 million visitors establishing in this way an immediate and direct contact with all wine tourists and lovers.

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29, 30 June - 1, 2, 24, 28 July: Collisioni Festival, Barolo

In summer, the small village of Barolo in the heart of the Langhe wine country, turns into an open air non-stop stage where the audience attend lectures, readings and concerts. The concert arena is placed in the natural amphitheatre of the village square, surrounded by the ancient vineyards of Barolo. Good appreciations of...Read More »


8-9 September: Festival delle Sagre, Asti

The biggest “open-air” restaurant of Italy. Food festival with distribution of typical dishes and wines. Parade along the streets of the city representing scenes of old country life.

 

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2 September: Palio of Asti

Traditional bareback horse race dating back to 1273.

2:00 p.m. medieval parade

4:00 p.m. horse race on Piazza Alfieri

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21-25 September: Slow Food SALONE DEL GUSTO (Turin)

Salone del Gusto is the key event for the Slow Food movement, a ‘non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and the disappearance of local food traditions’. Salone del Gusto brings to the city of Turin artisan producers from all over the world to showcase traditional,...Read More »


6 October-25 November: International White Truffle Fair of Alba

The 88th truffle fair celebrates the white truffle of Alba, the best and most expensive truffle in the world. For the event, the streets of Alba fill up with booths selling truffles, and every Saturday and Sunday the Truffle Market offers visitors the chance to see, touch and smell many...Read More »