September is a great month for foodies looking for things to do in Abruzzo: this month chickpeas are threshed, grapes are harvested and many great food and drink festivals are celebrated across the region. Here is my round-up of this month’s tasty events that are worth visiting.
In the old town centre during the “Rievocazione storica della vendemmia” a procession of women in traditional dresses will carry grapes in baskets with the help of donkeys. Visitors will see how the grapes used to be pressed in large barrels.
R…estate al Ceppo, Rocca Santa Maria (TE), September 12-13
This small sagra is for those who, like me, love wild mushrooms. It will open on Saturday at 4pm. There will stands selling local gastronomic delights, a cooking show, and, in the evening, a free degustation of local dishes cooked with mushrooms. On Sunday, you can join a guided forest walk in the area in search of wild funghi and porcini. I will be there!
On the main street of Chieti you can enjoy typical artisan foods from many Italian regions, artisan beer, music. It might be quite crowded but you will certainly find some excellent cheese and cured meats there.
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