The Italian Sagra

Festival celebrating regional ingredients

Money is getting tight. Many of you reading this blog like food. If you’re like me, you may even like it too much.

There’s ying-yang in this. The more your stomach expands, the smaller your wallet gets.

So, what do you do to have a foodie vacation and not spend lots of money? You go to a sagra, that’s what you do.

Sagre are food festivals, often linked to religious figures and the feast days of those saintly types. On summer weekends the Italian countryside will be alive with glow-in-the-dark posters offering all sorts of the best kind of food: Local, just harvested, and cooked by experts who’ve been cooking food like it all their lives.

So you want to save money on your Italian vacation? You get a vacation rental in the countryside and you go around in your little rental or lease car and you look for signs and you read them. Of course, they tend to be in Italian, since Italians go to these things religiously. So you might need a little primer on what to look for and how to read these valuable pieces of historic Italy.

Well partner, I’ve made up a page that should help. It’s called Sagra Posters | Food Festivals in Italy and features a big, honkin’ picture of one of our local festivals in the Lunigiana.

And sgabei is on the menu. I’ll bet you can’t wait.

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The Italian Sagra originally appeared on , updated: Dec 09, 2020 © .

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