The highlights of Asti
Dozens of events take place every weekend throughout spring, summer and autumn. Here are some of the usual events that you will enjoy.
For five Sundays each year, the small town of Cherasco (perhaps better known as the Italian capital of snails and the home of Baci chocolates!) hosts one of Italy's best antiques markets. If that’s not enough for you though, you can always head to Turin where the Gran Balon, the daddy of all antiques markets, takes place on the second Sunday of every month.
Organized by Slow Food, Cheese is a festival of, you guessed it, cheese, which takes place every two years in mid-September. For four days, the city of Bra becomes one giant cheese market, with cheeses from around the world available to taste and buy. It’s a real cheese lovers pilgrimage, but don’t worry if cheese isn’t really you’re thing as there is a also wine, craft beer and pizza!
The best of the best of Piemontese wine will be on show at the “Grande Enoteca di Langhe e Roero.” A great opportunity to taste the new vintages alongside local foods.
The annual celebration of all things Barbera. Expect concerts, street performers, local food and of course countless opportunities to taste some Barbera wine!
Palio degli Asini
The traditional opening event of the White Truffle Festival, this is a hilarious response to Asti’s more traditional Palio, as Alba’s various neighborhoods compete on donkey-back for a year’s worth of bragging rights.
Festa della Pelaverga
A huge party, wine tasting and food event in Verduno, with live music and as much Pelaverga as anyone could hope for!
A music and literature festival which takes over the whole of Barolo. Besides live music on every corner and headlining performances, you will also find talks, panel discussions, exhibitions and wine tastings.