Sagre and Feste in Lazio

I love sagre and feste. I think they are one of the best things about Italy. They combine local food, history and culture, and moreover, they are a great day out. 

According to wikipedia, a sagra (plural: sagre) is a local festival, very often involving food, that often ties in with a historical pageant or sporting event, such as a joust or a horse race (where it is called a palio). From May onwards, the number of sagre and feste increases, almost exponentially, until around November time, when it trails off as Italians get themselves next to the fire and wait for Montalbano to come on the TV.

But how do you find out about sagre in Italy? How do you know they are happening? Well, usually you have to keep your ear to the ground, hang around a few locals' bars, talk to the old man sat outside the church. Now though, you can come here.

Simply search the topic 'festa' to find out more, or follow lazioexplorer on twitter to be kept up to date.

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