Sagre - local food festivals

According to wikipedia, a sagra (plural: sagre) is a local festival, very often involving food, and frequently a historical pageant and sporting events: when the sporting event is a historical recreation as well, such as a joust or a horse race in costume or armour, it is called a palio.

I've been to one or two, and they are great fun, and, if you go to the less touristy ones, they can be a great window onto local life. If you want to see a few posts I've written about sagre, click on the 'festa' topic on the left-hand sidebar.

There are so many sagre that it's impossible to list them all, but here is a list of Sagre in Lazio compiled by Romeguide.it and another, searchable list, courtesy of Sagra in Italia.

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