Wild Asparagus Festival of Poggio Moiano. In this beautiful corner of Sabina, arm yourself with drum and stick to hunt the "sparagole" is a tradition that is handed down from father to son.
To find this specialty thin and tasty, in fact, have to wake up at first light in the morning and serves a great skill, as well as a keen eye to find her under the rocks and steep slopes. An effort that, however, is amply rewarded in the table, where wild asparagus ennobles every recipe with a unique taste.
The event is scheduled for Saturday 10 and Sunday May 11: volunteers, housewives and fans are already at work in the countryside of Sabina to offer their rich "booty" which will be the protagonist of appetizers, first and second courses. Housewives and skilled chefs will be available to those who want to reach Poggio Moiano and its streets decorated for the occasion, where a rule will also be the famous extra virgin olive oil in the area that will sublimate every dish on the menu.
The event will kick off Saturday, May 10 when, a month after the start of the World Cup, the Brazilian Fiesta will bring the joy of Rio in the alleys of the Sabine country, with dancing to the rhythm of Samba and Capoeira performances by Topaz Group of Rieti. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning will be possible, by appointment, guided excursions on foot within the National Park of Monti Lucretili, on horseback or with the Spiders 4X4. Sunday morning, the day will start with the second edition of the Bicycle Touring mountain bike by AVIS, while after lunch is scheduled meeting of majorettes.
Who will decide to reach the weekend of May 10 and 11 Poggio Moiano, which can be traced back to a document of 1083 in which he mentions "Podium de Moiano", will also have an opportunity to discover a city rich in history and rising in the territory of lush nature.
And the case newsstand country of Santa Liberata, right at the entrance of the village, a place of pilgrimage in the Holy ancient times because it was considered the protector of children with serious illnesses. Poggio Moiano then preserves a splendid castle and many churches noteworthy as those of St. Martin, St. Sebastian and St. Anne or the parish of the Immaculate Conception and St. John the Baptist. Nature lovers can stroll through the beautiful beech woods instead of the Parco dei Monti Lucretili to reach the peaks of Monte Pellecchia and Monte Gennaro.