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Gastronomic weeks

All about pleasure

Speck Festival
on 30 september and 1st october 2017
Location: Val di Funes/Villnöss
The production of Speck, speciality ham and bacon, is a tradition going back hundreds of years in South Tyrol. The Funes/Villnöss valley dedicates a whole weekend in October to this top quality product.

16h Valle Isarco Chestnut Weeks
from 14th October to 5th November 2017
Location: Valle Isarco/Eisacktal
Inns and restaurants along the route offer local people and visitors specialities made from chestnuts, using a very varied choice of recipes! At least twelve different chestnut dishes are on restaurant menus during this time: from delicious hors d’oeuvres to luxuriously rich desserts. 

21st Keschtnigl 
from 14th October to 5th November 2017
Location: Velturno/Feldthurns
One special event centred on the fine South Tyrolean fruit, the chestnut,is the Autumn Keschtnigl in Velturno. The programme ranges from a symposium on natural-history rambles and folk-story telling in the castle to the Niglmarkt with rural and craft specialities, market stalls and music. Meanwhile, the restaurants provide tasty local fare with the emphasis on chestnuts.

Joghurt Days
from 7th to 15th July 2018
Location: Vipiteno/Sterzing
In conjunction with Centro Latte Vipiteno/Milchhof Sterzing, one of the most well-known yoghurt producers from Brennero/Brenner to Sicily, a number of restaurants and guesthouses in Vipiteno and environs countryside serve imaginative and delicious yoghurt dishes. At the same time there are a variety of other events such as visits to the dairy including yoghurt tasting, group tours on foot, a visit to an agricultural concern and many others.

Mountain huts festival in Racines/Ratschings
8th July 2018
On the mountain pastures in the Racines Valley, South Tyrolean specialities and down-home live music are offered.

Eisacktal Street Kitchens
from mid July to the end of August 2018
Locations: Vipiteno, Rio Pusteria, Bressanone, Chiusa, Naz, Velturno
Culinary delights in a convivial atmosphere typify summer evenings in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal.

Barbian Plum Weeks
from 1st to 16th September 2018
Location: Barbian/Barbiano
During the Barbian Plum Weeks, the Barbian hotels and restaurants will be offering exquisite specialties made of the Barbian plums, while in the shops in Barbian you can get a variety of products from the delicious blue fruit: plump bread, sweets and much more.

Dumpling Festival
9th September 2018
Locations: Vipiteno/Sterzing
Every year, on the 2nd Sunday of September, the dumpling, one of the most beloved and traditional dishes of South Tyrol, takes pride of place in Vipiteno/Sterzing, the town founded by the Fugger family. On a row of tables more than 400 meters long and stretching from the new town to the old town, innkeepers from the entire region serve more than 20 different types of dumpling, from traditional bacon dumplings to others including asparagus dumplings and beetroot dumplings, not forgetting the large choice of sweet dumplings in all their variations. Musical entertainment provides an atmospheric accompaniment to the event.

Saturday 22nd and 29th September, 6th October 2018
Location: Chiusa/Klausen
Organised for the first time in 2004, Chiusa now celebrates this centuries old Valle Isarco/Eisacktal tradition in its own special way in its picturesque streets, on various long Saturdays in September and October. During the “GasslTörggelen” hotels, restaurants, producers of regional specialities such as Speck, wine and cheese, and Törggelen inns from Chiusa and environs provide typical food and fun activities in a wonderfully lively atmosphere, surrounded by music and entertainment.

South Tyrol’s Bread and Strudel Market 
from 5th to 7th october 2018
Location: Bressanone/Brixen
Bread is not simply bread – as everyone at the Bread and Strudel Market held in Bressanone/Brixen’s Cathedral square knows. At the centre of the 3-day event are South Tyrol’s various types of trademarked bread. As well as the culinary enjoyment available there’s also a large selection of information about the history and preparation of the breads of the South Tyrol. Visitors to the Bread and Strudel Market can watch the master bakers as they carry out their daily bread production. Those interested in the historical aspects can take a short course and go on a journey into the history of bread making.

The Big Apple Festival
14 October 2018
Sunnseitn-Apple week is enjoyed annually up on the high apple plateau of Naz/Sciaves, when various restaurants in the town and its surroundings offer all sorts of specialities made from apples.
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