Spring-Summer 2014 Fab Wine-Food Festivals in Umbria
Of course, this is a first draft of the events.
If you have your favourite sagra or you are involved in the organization of a festival and you like promoting it on our blog, just let us know.
PIC NIC A TREVI 25-27 APRIL 2014 - TREVI
Trevi is a beautiful hill-top village known for its famous extra virgin olive oil produced by the thousand olive trees around the old town.
With a traditional sportina full of delicacies, you can enjoy tasty local food under the shadow of the olive trees few metres from the old town. I personally took part to one of the first editions (proved by my photo with the sportina on the left): full story here.
|A very exclusive visit in a workshop last year|
Second edition for this very nice event in the historical centre of Orvieto, visited last year by more than 40.000 visitors.
20 different gelato flavours for the 20 regions of Italy, in an amazing challenge involving the best Italian Maestri Gelatieri, ice-cream artisans.
PORCHETTIAMO 9-11 MAY 2014 - SAN TERENZIANO
|The funny hat I purchased last year during Cantine Aperte "Follower of Sangiovese"|
This is the most important wine event of the year , involving wine as the main protagonist together with the people who produce it and the territory where it is made. Since 1993, during the the last Sunday of May, the members of the association "Movimento Turismo del Vino" have opened their doors to the vast public establishing in this way an immediate and direct contact with all wine tourists and lovers.
MERCATO DELLE GAITE JUNE 19-29 2014 - BEVAGNA
|Local cooks at work in Parrano (TR)|
Summer is the season of Sagra, the local food festivals that take place almost in every medium-little village in the region. Listing all the sagras is not simple, although there are some interesting websites (in Italian) like umbriasagre.com where you can find updated information on the most important ones . However, if you are renting a country-house or you're booking an hotel stay, the best way to get to know about the sagras in the vicinity is asking your host. Sagras infact are organized mainly by and for local people and advertised only locally.
ENOLOGICA MONTEFALCO SEPTEMBER 19-21 2014 - MONTEFALCO
Among all the wine festivals in Umbria, Enologica Montefalco is definitely one of our favourite. Organized in the village who gives the name to the area of production of one of the most prestigious Umbrian wines Sagrantino, Enologica includes wine tasting of Montefalco doc/docg wines - tasting room located in the former monastery of Sant'Agostino in the centre of the town - guided tours to some wineries, conferences and more: Festa della Vendemmia, grape harvest festa.
Too much food and wine?
Don't forget the other TOP Events in the region:
|Steve McCurry exhibition in Perugia|
30 APRIL - MAY 4 2014
SPOLETO FESTIVAL JUNE 27- JULY 13 2014
Pic Nic a Trevi
International Journalism Festival
Sensational Umbria by Steve McCurry