A few weeks ago I went to the Festa della Sparasina, “The Wild Asparagus Festival”. It’s an annual event in Pigozzo, a small Cimbrian village situated in the Squaranto valley a few kilometers from Verona. The area is uncontaminated by tourism and progress, surrounded by a rich vegetation, mostly vineyards and olive orchards on the lower elevations and forest on the top of the hills.
Le piazze dei sapori is an itinerant festival of typical Italian food products that each year, for 10 years now, visits the main Italian squares. Every year in Piazza Bra, the main square in my hometown of Verona, is “occupied” by exhibitors coming from all over Italy to sell their regional specialties.