51st National Festival of Truffle

Sant`Angelo in Vado is a charming medieval village situated in the inland parts of Marches, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino, washed by the river Metauro. Writer Tasso wrote „... The river which makes you fall in love unexpectedly and for a long time … more rich in glory than water …”.

Sant`Angelo in Vado, ancient Tifernum Mataurense, is a land which possesses a big archaeological, architectural, anthropological and artistic heritage enshrined in the splendid churches and private houses which are scattered all over the territory. Now and then the soil reveals unexpected treasures and the one of Sant`Angelo in Vado hides at least two of them. The first is a gastronomy deliciousness that is called the White truffle, the second one is relics of antiquity: the Domus of the Myth. We are speaking about a domus dated 1st century AC with extraordinarily preserved floors of two or more coloured mosaics: by entering a tourist is welcomed by Neptune and Amphitrite on a carriage of triumph. At the same time Bacchus excites and Medusa petrifies him.

Sant`Angelo in Vado “celebrates” the White truffle, symbol and pride of this land, with National Festival of White Precious Truffle of Marches being the 51st festivity this year. Celebrations will take place all weekends from 11th of October till 2nd of November 2014. Four weekends with a different theme: the first with local typical products , the second with the Motorcycle meeting, the third with the Golden Truffle Award and activities for families and, finally, the fourth with a products fair.

The National Festival of Truffle is an event that allows to enhance excellence of a territory that doesn`t finish at the borders of Sant`Angelo in Vado municipality but includes a lot larger territory known as Massa Trabaria. Sant`Angelo in Vado was the capital of this area during medieval times. This event helps to bring to our land a tourist who is looking for the places which have still to be discovered since this is a land which boasts an unpolluted nature as well as ancient traditions both on a historical and gastronomical level. Massa Trabaria is a land able to offer hospitality and welcome. It is a land that always has distinguished itself by politeness and wellbeing.
The festival of this year wants to welcome the visitor in the best way making him a protagonist of a trip which is the legend and true story of truffle. This precious ipogeo mushroom that has inspired great artists and still encourages the best chefs of the world concentrating on this precious product of our under earth.

During the weekends from Saturday afternoon till Sunday there will be truffle sellers` stands, exhibitors of typical products and craftsmen.
Specially for this event there will be opened places where to try different delicious things and small restaurants located in typical taverns of ancient buildings where you will have the chance to taste White Truffle hot dishes.
During all the event it will be possible to visit these architectural and artistic treasures being the settings of Sant`Angelo in Vado and the buildings will become a seat of the festival of art.
On Saturday evening the historical center will host musicians and on Sunday visitors will be entertained by baskers.

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