1st November Holidays are coming and perhaps you are thinking about a long weekend to spend in Umbria. Aautumn is already arrived, ready to color the Umbrian countryside with red-orange nuances and warm tones. The same warmth that you can feel in front of a fireplace turned on, with a glass of wine, an olive oil bruschetta and a paper cornet of roasted chestnuts steaming.
In fact, November is the month for excellence of the olive harvest and of the new olive oil production, but also of chestnuts and other typical products of the region. There are many events and festivals related to the Umbrian gastronomy: participate in one of the initiatives planned during the 1st November Holidays and enjoy the best food of the region.
We recommend you some appointments not to be missed!
The King of Umbrian table: the Truffle
The Truffle is one of the most precious and renowned product of Umbria. The sweet Umbrian hills, in fact, of which the forest is a predominant part, conceals an immense truffle-producing terrain, from the fine and intence flavor of black truffle to the unmistakable perfumes of the aristocratic white truffle. During the 1st November Holidays, participate in one of the market exhibits dedicated to this product and to the other Umbrian culinary excellences.
- “The White Truffle” CITTA’ DI CASTELLO
From 27th October to 1st November 2017, Città di Castello
Some intense days dedicated to the gastronomic excellences and to the forest products. But also entertainment, music, cooking shows and special events that will involve all the historical center, for lovers, curious and families. Three markets will be set up: Truffle Flavors (Truffle Traders, Piazza Matteotti), Flavors of Italy (Agri-food Traders of Italy, Largo Gildoni) and Tastes of Land (Local agricultural producers, Loggiato Gildoni). The pavilion this year will be four: 10° Wine and Cigar Tasting Pavilion (by AIS Umbria Città di Castello Delegation, Piazza Gabriotti), Olive Oil Pavilion (Palazzo Lignani Marchesani), Biodiversity Pavilion – legumes, cereals, olive oil, wine, vegetables (guided tasting by Pro.Bio Association, Palazzo Matteotti, Palazzo Facchinetti).
- “National Exhibit of White Truffle” GUBBIO
From 28th October to 1st November, Gubbio
Gubbio will smell of the intense flavors of the precious white truffle, for the appointment with the 36th edition of the exhibition dedicated to the national market exhibition of truffles and agri-food products in the region. Food stands and craft shops, open daily from 9 am to 7:30 pm in Piazza Martiri 40, enrich the center of one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Umbria.
Chestnuts and Scent of Autumn
For many centuries, chestnuts have been the main food of mountain populations, so that the chestnut tree earned the title of “bread tree”. Even today, there are many producers engaged in the cultivation and the harvesting of chestnuts in the territory, with excellences as the “Brown chestnut of Melezzone” that obtained the IGP recognition. We suggest you this fair where you can taste the best roasted chestnuts, always accompanied by a glass of fine local wines.
- “Fair of Chestnut and Mountain Products” MELEZZOLE
From 28th to 29th October 2017, Melezzole (Tr)
31° edition of the famous fair in the small town of Melezzole, a castel of the 12° century characterized by the ancient and typical medieval structure and situated between Amerini Mounts. The streets and the central square of the village will be full of the typical scents of autumn with chestnuts and wine, as well as tastings of local products such as mushrooms, honey and salamis.
Autumn is a season rich of typical products, with their intense tastes. In that period, agricultural population dedicated themselves to the harvest of spontaneous products of wood: truffle, chestnuts, mushrooms and so on. Also today, many little producers and family business farm are dealing with these products, among the delicious specialities of the local gastronomy. To refind this, here some informations about a special event, focused on them.
- “Fair of Wood” MONTONE
From 28th October to 1° November 2017, Montone (PG)
30th edition of this initiative especially dedicated to the wood products, in the wonderful frame of the historical medieval center of Montone, one of the Most Beautiful “Borgo” of Italy. Gastronomic stands, tasting and also local craftsmen, ceramics, objects and much more.
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November between olive trees and olive oil mills
Extra virgin olive oil DOP Umbria is one of the most typical and genuine product of the area, achieved thanks to the constant work of many small Umbrian producers. To celebrate their work and the production of the new olive oil, every weekend of the month of November of each year is held the festival Open Olive Oil Mills, with many events organized in the villages and in the countryside of Umbria. Above all, the olive oil mills open their doors to visitors, who can admire with their own eyes the pressing and the processing of olives, and can spend a day in contact with uncontaminated nature.
The 1st November Holidays coincides with the first weekend of events and many towns will organize a rich program of initiatives between 28th October and 1st November. A special opportunity to discover the Umbrian territory, its traditions and its gourmet products, including guided tours and tastings. Here the main events scheduled:
- “Festivol – Trevi among Olive Oil, Art, Music and Taste”, Trevi –> Discover more about Festivol
- “UNTO Unesco, nature, territory, olive oil”, Assisi –> Discover more about UNTO
- “Open Olive Oil Mills”, all the events of November –> Discover more about Open Olive Oil Mills
>> Participate in one of the many initiatives dedicated to the olive oil, spend some days in one of the best farm houses of the area of Foligno, Trevi and Montefalco
The Pure Saffron of Cascia
We conclude with a small gem: Cascia, city wellknown all over the world for being the birthplace of Saint Rita, is also a center of production of the precious “red gold”, the saffron. In the occasion of this special exhibition market, from 28th October to 1st November, streets and small shops of the city center will be festively adorned, while local restaurants and food stands will offer tasting and meals with traditional recipes made with saffron.
For more information, look at post Market Exhibit of the Saffron of Cascia
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