The onion is the typical product of Cannara, recognized as a traditional food product (P.A.T.) from the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. There are various types of this bulbous plant, from the several therapeutic properties, cultivated by the Cannaresi "Cipollari" since the sixteenth century, as documented by the Cannara's Municipal Statute, although some scholars say before, 1300: Rossa di Toscana o di Firenze (from the bulb round and red copper); Dorata di Parma (from the bulb shaped like a spinning top and pale yellow); Rossa di Tropea (from the bulb extended and cardinal red); Borettana o piatta di Rovato (flattened from the bulb and amber); some local varieties with seeds self-produced.
And from September 5th to 9th and from 11th to 16th, 2012 Cannara will host for the 32nd time the Festa della Cipolla di Cannara (Cannara Onion Festival), part of the wider program of events called Settembre Cannarese.
5 food stands (“Il Giardino Fiorito", "El Cipollaro", "Al Cortile Antico", "Il Pescatore", "La Taverna del Castello" and "Il Rifugio del Cacciatore") and 3 refreshment stands (“La Locanda del Curato”, “La Tana di Pinocchio”, “PGS Bosico”), each with its own menu and chef, will prepare typical dishes and specialties onion based and not. Every evening of the event starting at 19:30.
The shows and exhibitions in the historic centre of the 2012 Festa della Cipolla will open its doors at 20:30 and besides the delicious dishes you can find live music, juggling, sport and much more.
Full programme of the festival attached, including 2012 Settembre Cannarese. For reservations and more information, please consult the official website festadellacipolla.com.