Back to "Fair & Profane": July 14 to 20 in Campovalano Campli a week full of taste and culture with the 14th edition of the event. The flagship of the famous Truffle Festival event that the slopes of the Twin Mountains and grows in abundance all year round.
The fragrance of the precious tuber in Campovalano always merges with the ancient history, as evidenced by the remains of the necropolis, with art, folklore and popular culture. Like every year the festival, sponsored by the Municipality of Campli, makes use of the organization of the cultural association "Viva Campovalano."
"The event - says Daniele Barbieri, president of the association - rappr.esenta undoubtedly the most important time of the season and goes beyond the classic country fair, as well as offering delicious dishes made with truffles also wants to be a moment of reflection and rediscovery of the heritage of traditions, knowledge and tastes of the past. An initiative that our Association has been pursuing for years with great sacrifice, trying to enrich each edition with new proposals. " The choice of the events in the calendar that traces of previous years, but with some variations and enrichments.
Is presented again, for the third year, the Collective of contemporary art organized by the association "StarArt", with an exhibition of works by artists from all over Italy, and deliverables of an extemporaneous painting. Along the streets of the old town you can taste and buy local products to the traditional trade show, where her protagonist is unique organoleptic properties of the truffle, but also oils, wines, cheeses, honey and meats.
"The event - says the mayor of Campli, Peter Lenten - confirms an event of food but also of great cultural value, which uses a formula much appreciated and consolidated over the years thanks to the constant association" Viva Campovalano " . A project that is much appreciated by the Administration, as it contributes to the promotion of the territory and its best, helping to raise awareness of the value of the local product and the short chain certified. In addition, each evening there will be the opportunity to take guided tours of the Necropolis Campovalano, thanks to the collaboration of the Archaeological Museum and the association Zephyr. " The shuttle bus to visit the Necropolis depart from the stands from 19 onwards, with a stroke every ten minutes.
"Among the innovations of the 14th edition - adds the vice-president of" Campovalano Viva ", the chef David Cords - are listed in the first contest of painting tank and an impressive show of Renaissance clothing taken from paintings by masters of the fifteenth century, entitled" From past to the present. " At the booth also will propose guests every day of the week a different menu: a true gastronomic journey between the local delicacies, alternating different types of fresh pasta and meat, with the ubiquitous truffle. In addition to the well-established tartufini Campovalano among the firsts edition ossobuco with truffles and stones pretuziani, arancini spelled with breading black. "
The stand of the Truffle Festival, indoor, open every night at 19 pm. It begins Monday, July 14, with the opening of three exhibitions in program side: Renaissance clothing, art and exhibition market Truffle and typical products.
On July 20, the last day of the event, at 17, there will be the ritual Race of truffle dogs, which attracts many competitors from outside the region, organized in collaboration with the Association of truffle growers Apennines Teramo (ATAT), and the competition " The Root of Gold "with final auction.