Flavors and autumn atmospheres for a trjourney in Romagna? Forgotten fruits, chestnuts, olive oil, wine, meats and cheeses … Autumn is a season of thousand flavors. Along the Strada della Romagna flakes and appointments to let themselves be conquered by delicious local products. While the air becomes more sparkling, organizing a weekend or a trip out of town to delight the palate is an opportunity to visit particularly interesting historical and cultural places.
The aromas of new wine in the Po plain
In Cotignola during the first week-end of October there is the fixed wine festival “Sagra del Vino tipico“. In addition to the fest in the mai square, it is possible to visit the beautiful Pieve di Barbiano, one of the numerous Romanesque parishes along the Ravenna plain or the facinating Museum Luigi Varoli: painter, sculptor, musician, master of art and life for adults and children, in some way archaeologist and conservative, collector of small mirabilia, “Righteous” man.
In the nearby Alfonsine, however, there is the traditional “Festa dell’Uva“. For the purchase of wines, liqueurs or gastronomic products, we point out the sales point of the Le Romagnole cooperative. But here you can also take advantage of a visit to Casa Monti. In this building are both the environmental education center of the Bassa Romagna and the museum dedicated to the poet of the house Vincenzo Monti. But the flavors and the autumn autumn atmospheres in Romagna do not end here.
Between forgotten fruits and magic
Literature lovers will find it interesting to point the navigator towards Il Cardello di Casola Valsenio. It is the house where the writer Faenza Alfredo Oriani composed all his works. The ideal time to go is between the second and third weekends of October to not miss the traditional “Festa dei frutti dimenticati e del marrone” a real swirl of flavors.
For those who can not be present on these dates an excellent alternative is to combine the cultural visit with a tasting of wines, oil and local jams at one of the many farms in the area, such as Tenuta Nasano or Fondo Renzuno.
The great fest of Giovinbacco
Between the end of October and the beginning of November it is always the wine that offers the most tantalizing itineraries in the Ravenna area. In Ravenna, the three days of “GiovinBacco Sangiovese in festa” is a great opportunity to combine the tasting of typical Romagna wines with a visit along the museum’s tour. Or it is the ideal time to try one of the laboratories for the rediscovery of agricultural work proposed by the Agriturismo Ca ‘Ridolfi of Gambellara between courses of weaving and preparation of cheeses or piadina.