From September 26 to October 12 in Comacchio holding the festival dell'Anguilla XVI, in a special area - just steps from the historic center and food stand - for parking in a motorhome. And bus connections from Milan and Turin.
Seventeen days to discover and enjoy all the good and beautiful houses the "Little Venice of the valleys" is a mouth-watering menu, but also varied and rich, that from Friday 26th September to Sunday, October 12th offers the Eel Festival 2014. For the first time since its inception - that this year is the sixteenth edition - the 'billboard' the big event with which Comacchio, in the province of Ferrara, celebrates its 'culinary queen' provides for appointments and initiatives not only in the three weekend but also during the week.
Starting from the food stand of Embankment Fattibello also open on Friday evening with dedicated menus and diversified, followed by tours, tastings and themed dinners that - from Monday to Thursday - 'mixeranno' enhancement 'of the food places' of which Comacchio is rich with traditions and professionalism, making it the 'capital of the eel'. Surely the 'heart' of the event is still concentrated in the three weekend during which you can navigate through urban canals, watch the races of vulicepi - traditional local boats - and even led by experts 'batanieri' learn the secrets in the conduct .
For fans of street markets and entertainment, along with the inevitable and colorful stalls of food and wine, crafts and reuse that will flood a bit 'all over the city center, many events dedicated to dialect theater, literature, music and sports. As for art lovers in the first week Corso Garibaldi will turn into a 'small Montmartre' to host impromptu competition-themed whose achievements will be on display - turning the street into a real "gallery en plein air" - even in two weekends later. If boater history, culture, myths and ... good shape, every Saturday afternoon appointment with the 'urban trekking' and 'calendar' of guided tours to the major churches.
For wine lovers, do not miss the "Convivio Wine on the sands of Italy" event for which, in collaboration with Consorzio Vini del Bosco Doc Eliceo and provincial delegations of Ais-Anag Italian Sommelier Association and National Association of Grappa Tasters allow, through tastings, tour vineyards and wineries, and tasting tables to learn about another peculiarity - this time wine - absolutely typical of the Comacchio and very few other regions of Italy: the cultivation of vines on sandy soils with strong characterization.
To accommodate the camper friends via Fattibello will be activated (GPS 44.691583 12.183572) a special area for the parking of recreational vehicles within walking distance from the historic center and food stand (price € 26 weekend with a complimentary bottle of Fortana Doc the red 'sand' which combines eel, and the possibility of arriving already between 17 and 22 on Friday). While, for those who prefer to move by bus, direct special will be organized by Milan, in collaboration with Motorway (www.autostradale.it), and Turin in collaboration with The Valley (www.lavalle-bus.it).
The program complete, detailed and constantly updated of the festival is available on the websites and www.eventicomacchio.it.