April: The Land of the Sagrantino
- In the Easter
period the exhibition
market for the local products of the Sagrantino Street, the Mostra
Mercato dei Prodotti Tipici della Strada del Sagrantino
, where all
communes that produce the Sagrantino di Montefalco
- The event Vino In Piazza
(wine on the squares) consists of an exposition and sampling on the square piazza
of the most precious wines
obtained by national autochthonous species of vine. From every participant is
asked a charge for the participation, and one gets the possibility to taste
precious wines and the competent comments of the staff.
April-Octtober: Walk of the Tastes
- On the Sagrantino
are organized guided visits to the wineries and the hills where the prince vine
is cultivated, accompanied by samplings of the local
July-August: Festival of the Strangozzo
- During this event, one can taste the
, which are seasoned with truffles or with
the classical goose sauce, combined with the best local wines.
August: The Flight of the Ox
- In ancient times at Montefalco,
ox was teased and driven to run down the narrow streets of the town – like at a
kind of small Pamplona
- and the participants were ready to run away
when it passed. Today the event is less cruel and recalling the ancient game,
it consists in a relay race, which is preceded by a historical procession and
flag-wavers. Everything happens in full respect of the medieval tradition,
where also the inns opened for this occasion have their legitimate place.
- Celebration of the grape-harvest in the
streets of the town accompanied by sounds of music that enter even the
September: Excellentia, Città e Vini da Meditazione
- Biennial event, which is organized by the
Italian Sommelier Association of Umbria, where one can taste and even
“meditate” the best sweet wines.
November: Opened Oil-mills
- This time the doors of the oil-presses and
mills are opened in order to be able to experience from near the productive
cycle of another precious good of Montefalco
, the oil. Guided
visits take place and samplings of the oils and of the main local products.
December: Going to oil-mills and local street markets
- The new oil can be tasted between stalls
with food-and-wine products and those from the local artisanship.
December: Merry goblets
- An occasion where one can taste the
excellent Italian raisin wines, that come from different regions, accompanied
by local dishes from their places of origin. The event is organized by the
National Centre for Raisin Wines Centro Nazionale Vini Passiti
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