This season is an invitation to join cool events around Italy, so we picked three elegant destinations for stays under the banner of gourmet and local excellences.
Divine flavors in Trentino
Trentino confirms its vocation for tourism and promotion of its peculiarities, in fact there are many events dedicated to travelers who love mountain.
October is the month of wine, in fact the Apt (the local tourism office) offers many thematic itineraries: relaxing walks through woods and vineyards to discover the soft autumn colors and the quietness in Val di Cembra, Colline Avisiane, Faedo, and Altopiano di Piné, the locations where will take place “Divin Ottobre”, the enogastronomic festival with guided tours to wine cellars, farmhouses and nature trails for trekking lovers.
Among the events we suggest “Viticoltura ragionata” a meeting in Pressano di Lavis on 20th October at 3:00 pm focused on Maso Grener, the 100% eco-sustainable vineyard; here you can taste wines, cold cuts, cheeses and strauben (a kind of sweet). The Maso is typical rural house of Trentino-Alto Adige with barn, stall and kitchen, so we recommend to visit a Maso during your stay. The end of grape harvest will be on Sunday 27th October in Cembra, where you can have a special lunch to celebrate it: taste the dishes with meat and cornmeal mush and the Cembrani DOC wines, there will be also a live concert of traditional music during the lunch!
In a couple of days you will be delighted by the genuine flavors and the breathtaking views of Trentino.
Alba white truffle for gourmets
2013 is a lucky year for who likes white truffle, a precious specialty of Piedmont, because the mild climate allowed a great harvest and a favorable price/quality ratio. How to know more about the best products and this beautiful land? Join the Alba International White Truffle Fair until 17th November, located in Langhe area.
The Fair takes place in Alba, a town in province of Cuneo, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, we suggest the Foodies Moments at Palazzo del Gusto on Saturdays, a series of cooking classes with tastings offered by expert chefs; it’s better to book in advance calling the phone number 0173361051. On 10th November it will be the White Truffle International Auction at the unique set of Grinzane Cavour castle, a place that hosts the regional winehouse of Piedmont and is one of the well-preserved fortresses of this land.
During this event there will be a satellite connection with Hong Kong, to celebrate the commercial relations with the foreign markets, attracted by the Alba white truffle, which can grow only here. www.fieradeltartufo.org
Milan promotes luxury
In Italy the capital city of fashion and design is probably Milan, in fact here there will be the Luxury in the World event, from 28th November to 1st December at Palazzo Giureconsulti, the meeting center that hosts fashion shows, exhibitions and conventions, just a few steps from Piazza Duomo.
The event includes a sensorial route through Made In Italy, with the most innovative and influential brands that are looking for a demanding audience. During the 4 days event are scheduled haute couture shows, workshops dedicated to tourism, economy and enogastronomy. These are the many sides of Italy, a country that want to bet on superior quality and richness of its artistic and natural heritage.
Follow our route among mountains, hills and urban skyline, you’ll come back home with an unrivaled store of knowledge.