Friday, September 28, 2007

Fall Events in Italy

I just caught wind of a few more fall events should any of you be lucky enough to be spending some time in Italy in the next few months.

Festa dell'Uva a Capoliveri, October 5-7, Capoliveri, Isola d'Elba: Now this is one Festa I would love to attend - it is a celebration of the harvest involving tasting of local wines and produce on the beautiful island of Elba. Each quarter of the city of Capoliveri challenges the others, dressing in historical outfits from many different periods. See www.elba-capoliveri.net for more information.

Gusto Balsamico, October 19-22, Modena, Emilia Romagna: Yet another one that makes me drool! A Fair celebrating vinegars and pickles from around the world. The festival is supported by Slow Food Italia and of course will showcase the local Balsamic Vinegar. There will be celebrations all over the city including an auction of antique vinegars, concerts and pasta competitions. I'm hoping someone out there goes to this and reports on it! See www.gustobalsamico.it for more on information.

Festa dell'Uva, October 20, Merano, Sud Tirol: Another celebration of the grape harvest in a breathtaking region - the Dolomites. The festival features a parade of citizens dressed in Tyrolean costumes, floats and concerts. See www.meran.eu for more information.

Festival Verdi, October 1-28, Parma, Emilia Romagna: At the Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Verdi di Busseto and Teatro Comunale di Modena featuring the operas of Oberto, Luisa Miller and La Traviata. See www.teatroregioparma.org for more information.

The Police, October 2, Turin: They're on their "Greatest Hits" tour after a 20-year hiatus. See www.thepolicefile.com for more information.

Buon Viaggio!

7 comments:

rowena said...

Wheeee! I just saw a program yesterday on some Uva fest where gals in traditional costume were stomping on grapes. Your list sounds like a lot of fun and I'm sure some lucky readers out there will find this info most helpful!

Maryann said...

Oh! I wish I were in Italy now!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These all sound like so much fun! Let's GO!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Can I tell you what I wouldn't give to see Traviata in Italy?
sigh.

Thankfully, Opera Colorado is doing Traviata this season, and one of my friends is singing in it; so it's a double dipper pleasure.

I'd really like to see the Police too... but since I didn't go when they were in my own backyard, I can't go see them there, really, can I?

Good list... made me day dreamy!

Tyrolean outfits... hee hee...

That'd be so nice. A whole month to touring it would be nice.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

The Passionate Palate said...

Rowena - That must have been the Lucille Ball Uva Fest! ;-)

Maryann - ditto!

Jenn - When are we leaving?

Scarlett - You can join Jenn and me! Yes, any opera in Italy would be a dream.

katiez said...

We saw La Traviata in Vienna - not Italy, but pretty damn good!
Any of those festivals would be wonderful...I'm getting farsick again!

Happy cook said...

Well i am sure i won't be visiting italy....... pity because i would love to visit it