Italy is well-known both for its fine food and its ability to celebrate just about anything with a festival. Combine the two and you’ve got a long list of diverse, excellent, and often quirky food festivals in Italy. Most of the time, these festivals coincide with the harvest season for whatever food is being honored, but sometimes the food isn’t a specific ingredient but rather a particular dish. Such is the case with the risotto festival in the Piedmont town of Sessame, held every May.
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June 28, 2012
The Italians love food and they love wine. They also love to celebrate. So the seasonal harvest of any food is a great reason to hold a festival. From the smallest village to the biggest city, you’ll find people getting excited about tomatoes, fish, pumpkins, chocolate, and grapes. It’s one of the reasons we love Italy so much.