One of the many reasons why Italy is well-known in the world, beyond art, culture and landscapes, is definitely the good food. This joins the jovial character of Italians, their desire to stay together, to laugh and joke in front of a tasty dish and with a glass of good wine. It is thanks to this marriage that many festivals which populate the boot from north to south have been born and have been passed down from generation to generation. Popular traditions and folklore are an important, cultural and economic resource of the country, they valorize the local territory and are an indispensable vehicle for understanding the present from the past, finding its roots and traditions thanks to the rich offer of typical local products.In every season the entire Italian peninsula resounds with “orchestrine”, smells of grilled meat and good wine. From the Alps to the Sicily. Every season is good for discovering the most famous festivals in Italy: some people prefer autumn, when the most typical festivals are based on typical autumnal products, other people prefer spring when the days get longer and staying outside is combined with a sense of freedom and well-being, others still love the winter and Christmas atmospheres that surround the events and villages during the festivals. Whatever kind of person you are, whatever kind of festival you prefer, going for little villages to discover typical flavors and special events has a huge charm.
An expected event that for over ten years takes place in the Val di Non during the season of the apple harvest and that creates culture from agricolture, opening to visitors the gates of this Valley and showing the local gastronomic excellence that revolves around apples and their craftsmanship. As every year the Valle di Non opens its doors and proposes its flavors and typical products to thousands of tourists. Unquestionable Queen of the ” Festa del raccolto” is the apple, a true symbol of this land. For two days, the small village of Cles (Trentino-Alto Adige) organizes many events that have as protagonist: a village market place, wine tasting stands, fruit jams labs, the possibility of taking part in apple harvest and to assist in the process of preparing apple juice. In short, a truly unique event in the wonderful landscape of Trentino.