27 Nov

Italy: Olivagando. Oil and autumn festival

“OLIVAGANDO”, a cultural event scheduled for Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2007,is organized by the Industry Department of the Municipality of Magione and sponsored by the Umbria Region.The event includes workshops, a conference and gastronomy stands

The conference focuses on the prospects of olive growing in the Trasimeno area, workshops and entertainment for children, a Medieval Dinner, gastronomy stands, a market-exhibition of antiques, collectors’ items, a tour of the surroundings on horseback, a Mass in honour of St. Clemens, the Patron Saints with the blessing of the new oil, an awards ceremony for the winners of an art contest, and a show for children.

Councillor for industrial activities Elio Carlani stated: “The Municipality of Magione has been organizing the “Oil Feast” since 2001, bringing together oil mills, olive tree growers and processing companies that are eager to promote oil. This event has been called ‘Olivagando’ and is rich in excellent initiatives that will act as a stage for this product and in particular for the special oil variety which is called ‘la dolce agogia’ , a hallmark of most of the Trasimeno countryside.

The “two-day celebration is held in concomitance with St. Clemen’s feast-day and is a confirmation of the intimate bond between culture, traditions, citizenry, community and farming”.

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One Response to “Italy: Olivagando. Oil and autumn festival”

  1. fab Says:

    on Sunday 11 November we took part in the Oleovagando festival, which takes place in many villages and towns in Tuscany. The village of Ponte a Cappiano too, in concomitance with “Sapori d’Autunno” (Fall tastes) – promoted by the Cultural Association “Il Ponte Mediceo” – took part in the event (new oil and wine tasting) for the second time. The event will be repeated again in Ponte a Cappiano on 9 December.

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