When I was in Italy in July with Blogville, we all took every opportunity to try out different gelatos and being a big fan of chocolate I tried every variation I could find including white chocolate, milk chocolate but best of all the darkest of dark chocolate!

Later this month a new museum will be opening in Anzola dell’Emilia, Bologna in Northern Italy; the first museum dedicated to the history, culture and technology of artisan ice cream and sorbet.

They will be celebrating the opening of the  GELATO MUSEUM CARPIGIANI on 27th September with three days of  guided tours, workshops for children and tastings (yes please!)

With Italian gelato being so popular with tourists and locals alike I’m sure it will be a great success.

 

More Emilia-Romagna Foodie Festivals in September

 
Gropparello
TAVERNA MEDIEVALE AL CASTELLO DI GROPPARELLO
Medieval Tavern at Gropparello Castle
from 17/08/2012 to 24/11/2012
Step into a fairytale where the innkeeper welcomes you to a medieval banquet!

 

Different villages of the Tidone Valley
VALTIDONE WINEFEST
A September to taste

from 29/08/2012 to 23/09/2012

Every weekend throughout September enjoy the best wines and traditional foods of the Tidone Valley.

 

Carpaneto Piacentino
FESTA DELLA COPPA PIACENTINA
56th edition of this traditional festival
from 31/08/2012 to 03/09/2012
Your senses will be delighted with the sights, smells and tastes of Piacentina when its streets and squares fill with food stalls offering delicious local cuisine. There is a wonderful range of events over the next two days including dance displays, live music, a fashion parade, re-enactments and so much more. Plus you must make time to visit the Palazzo Scotti, for “The Way of the Coppa”  a fabulous tasting tour.

 

Rimini

Rimini
FESTA DE` BORG 2012
Open house festival

01/09/2012 and 02/09/2012

Described as the best party ever in the old town of Rimini celebrating the arts, music and gastronomy with residents opening up their houses inviting “the furestir” or outsiders – that’s you and me – to sit and chat and enjoy the celebrations. This very special event only happens every other year.

 

Torriana
FESTA DEL MIELE
Honey Festival
from 01/09/2012 to 02/09/2012
A street market in the delightful medieval village of Torriana near Rimini, where you can choose from a huge variety of honey as well as other local produce.

 

Parma and its province
FESTIVAL DEL PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA
15th Ham Festival
from 07/09/2012 to 16/09/2012
The Parma Ham Festival which includes the ‘Finestre Aperte’ (Open Doors) where all the local ham factories are open to the public for free tastings and a chance to see the production process.

 

 

Bellaria Igea Marina 
LA PIS UN PO’ MA TOT. LA PIADINA, ANIMA E TRADIZIONE
Piadina Festival

from 07/09/2012 to 09/09/2012

Traditional local food, crafts and antiques market and a celebration of the Piada (or Piadina!) the delicious flatbread that I learned how to make while I was staying in Rimini which you can read about in my post Cooking Piadina.

 

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