Most festivals in Italy have not happened over the last 2 years because of Covid. It is encouraging to see this about to change this year.
We dropped in briefly to an olive oil festival in Valdottavo on Sunday.
We were there early and wandered through the pretty main street of the town to see lots of stalls set up.
The first stand had a familiar face. This family also runs the wonderful fruit and vegetable shop in Ponte a Serraglio. We picked up a few supplies on the way out.
We gathered a few other things on our walk through the town, including olive oil, a fennel disgestivo and some locally made sausages. It is a good way to get to know local growers and producers.
We had to leave before lunch which was a pity. Long tables were being set up and I’m sure the food would have been delicious.
Valdottavo is a pretty, well kept town with some impressive buildings. I think it needs another visit.