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XVI Cherry Festival della Valle Schizzola

Schizzola Pavia, Italy

The Schizzola Valley is renowned for its vocation to fruit; apples, pears, plums, cherries and peaches have always been an important resource in the area, but now gradually viticulture took predominance on local agriculture.

The Cherry Festival was founded in the 70s by promoting local products of the Valley, making pivotal sulprelibato fruit that was sold at the most important fruit and vegetable markets and at the Sperlari of Cremona for the production of mustard.

Beyond the Valley from 2013 has taken over this important occasion and festival wants to create a memorable day in Schizzola (weather permitting), rich in tradition, culture and entertainment.
In the courtyards of the old Oltrepò agricultural markets will be set up at zero distance, in collaboration with Coldiretti Campagna Amica, with Farm in the Plaza of Copagri and Manufacturers of Beyond the Valley. Will be on display stalls of local products and sold the cherries and the fruit of the season in the valley.

Always in the backyards of Schizzola will be presented an exhibition of old photographs depicting trades and characters of the valley, called "The way we were"; will also be on display old tools and working tools belonging to the Museum of Peasant Zavattarello.
They will set up a table that will illustrate the artistic decoration art coordinated by "The Showcase of Mauri" and an exhibition of paintings.

For children and adults will chair the group Threedragons a demonstration event of mini 4wd car.
Beyond the Valley of the seat there will be a Taste Workshop, coordinated by Roberto Pace of Pavia and Fisar Teresio Nardi Slow Food OltrepÃ, with tastings and educational illustrations of the production processes of beer (the brewery guest Oltrepà at 11:30 am) goat cheese (guest Grater The Farm at 14.30) and Brasadè of Staghiglione (visit the workshop of Bernini Schizzola at 15.30).

From 17.30 ENOCURIOSI the Association will organize an aperitif blindly, with wine tasting oltrepadani of small and large producers paired with salami.

For information and bookings Tel 333 8173005 oltrelavalle@gmail.com
In the former gymnasium, will be held a major exhibition of models, rail, marine, military and civilian, by the Club Model Pavese.

Throughout the day will be exposed antique tractors Amateurs GATTEO Group of Santa Maria della Versa, which will parade through the town in the afternoon, reaching the old village of Schizzola Alta.
Friends of the Valley Schizzola Racing will showcase classic cars of considerable importance,
dusting off the memories of the Rally 4 Regions that made Schizzola the passage of an important and difficult special stage.

For lovers of outdoor walks, relaxation area will be set up picnic-and the Path of Orchards that will lead to the old village of High Schizzola and scenic spots to photograph.
Lovers of good food can have lunch at the inns of the valley and savor the rich tradition of Oltrepo. Reservations are recommended.

By late afternoon we will celebrate with musical entertainment by Ermanno Calatroni at the headquarters Beyond the Valley. It will be running an excellent bar and grill edited by Mimmo and Andrew.
In case of bad weather the event will be suspended.

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il 8 June 2014




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