Valtopina, as has been happening for 32 years, is preparing to host in the last two weekends of November its Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Tartufo e dei Prodotti Tipici (National Market-Exhibition of the Truffle and Typical Products).
In addition to being one of the most important and appreciated at national level events on the truffle, is the last of the winter season around the Bel Paese. It is also one of the kermesse (for the fourth time, ed) scheduled for the 3rd and 4th weekend of 2012 Frantoi Aperti (Open House at the Oil Mills).
The 2012 Valtopina Truffle National Exhibition will be held on November 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th, 2012. 4 days dedicated not only to the precious tuber, but also to the other gemstones of the Valle del Topino and of the Natural Regional Park of Mount Subasio, such as olive oil, wine, mushrooms and forest products. With tastings, guided excursions by expert truffle hunters, book's presentations, demonstrations of truffle hunting for children and much more.
The “real” Market-Exhibition will be held in the sports facilities (Palasport, Tendostruttura and Centro Polivalente Subasio), will have about 70 qualified exhibitors, some Presìdi Slow Food, the Hall of the Eccellenze dell'Umbria with DOP, DOC, DOCG, IGP and Bio and a restaurant with truffle menu, open for lunch and dinner. Timetable of the fairground: 10:00-20:00. And on Saturday 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 among the stands you will find the Trentino region, thanks to the tasting table of the Enoteca Provinciale della Camera di Commercio, with typical products and TRENTODOC®.
Through the streets of the inner city you can find the antiques and hobbies markets, the traveling shows (music and theatre, from 15:30 to 17:30), and ponies can be used by children. Art exhibitions, a personal by Lorenzo Lovo and a collective, will be held instead at the Centro Giovani, at the Piazzetta del Teatrino, from Friday, November 16th, 16:30, to November 25th, 2012.
The truffle dogs, as always in such manifestations, will have a large space. 9th edition of the Borsa del Cane da Tartufo (Truffle Dog Exchange), where the demand meet the supply of trained truffle dogs; Sunday, November 25th, 2012 starting at 9:00 (registration from 08:00) at the sport facilities, 11th National Truffle Dogs Race.
For the camper enthusiasts, Saturday 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 will be the 5th Raduno di San Martino (Saint Martin Rally).
Full and detailed programme attached.