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8.29.2012

Festival Time {Sagra in Lazio}


All over southern Italy, all summer long there are festivals - Sagras.  We are usually a day early or a date late. In every single town we visit. We now joke that when we see the Sagra poster, what town festival are we missing this time?


At a recent stay at the very lovely Villa Torre Alfina we happened to arrive in town on the last day of the annual cinghiale festival.  Cinghiale is wild boar. Wild boar is pretty common in this part of Lazio.  It is delicious. 



The whole thing is very organized.  You take a xerox sheet and check off what you want to eat and drink, choosing from plates of pappardelle with cinghiale, local beans, glasses of cold local white wine.  Pay at the till and then grab a bench and local kids efficiently take care of the rest.


Now we know. These Sagra things are a great way to enjoy a late summer evening in a small village in Lazio. 






Art in the Piazza








Save room for some of the best gelato in Lazio from the Gelateria Sarchioni.  

Even better, book a stay at the Villa and you will have your choice of homemade liqueurs (nocino, wild cherry, limoncello) to pour over your gelato. It tastes even better sitting under the pergola watching a movie on a starry August night. 


Practicalities

La Villa Torre Alfina
Via Maria Montessori, No. 8

Gelateria Sarchioni
Viale Piazzale S. Angelo, 36

Read more about Torre Alfina here

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