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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17-18 June: Siege of Canelli

The historical reconstruction of the “Siege of Canelli (year 1613) celebrates the victory of the people of Canelli and a small regiment of soldiers of Savoy against the Army of Monferrato led by the Duke of Mantua. About three thousand people in costumes give life to a page...Read More »

14-17 July: Collisioni Festival, Barolo

For four days 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...Read More »

9-10 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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17 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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15-18 September: Slow Food CHEESE Festival (Bra)

The Bra Cheese Festival is one of the biggest events organized every two years by Slow Food for all the lovers of Italian regional food. The whole town of Bra is involved with stands lining the length of the ‘old town’. The overall aim is to promote regional producers...Read More »

7 October-26 November: International White Truffle Fair of Alba

The 87th 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 »

22 and 29 October: Regional Truffle Fair in Moncalvo

Held in Moncalvo (northern Monferrato) the last two Sundays of October, it is one of the most important fairs in Piedmont which offers exhibitions, tasting of typical products, the awards for the best truffles of the year, exhibitions, concerts and events.

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