October is generally the month when the white truffle season stars in Italy. White truffle fairs and festivals are being organized in various regions where this delicacy can be found.
On October 6th starts the Alba White truffle festival that lasts until November 18.
There is also aDunkey PalioinAlbaon thefirst Sunday of October. During the Dunkey Palio the nine districts of Alba compete in a donkey race for a painted silk cloth, the Palio. The Palio race is preceded by a grand procession through the streets of the town.
The Eurochocolate Festival is held annually Perugia in mid-October. For approximately 9 days the old center of the capital of Umbria becomes a giant, open-air cioccolateria, where visitors can taste, buy and learn about chocolate.
Art, Music and Film Festivals in Italy in October:
Roma, October 12 - November 25, 2012, Rome Jazz Festival Roma Jazz Festival, one of the most important events of its kind on the international scene. Every year a different theme is selected to highlight the trends and the evolution of jazz music both on the national and international level.
Cormòns, October 25-28, 2012, Jazz & Wine of Peace
A four-day festival featuring national and international Jazz artists.
Pinerolo, usually first Saturday and Sunday of October. The event is a historic reenactment of the Man in the Iron mask legend. For info: www.mascheradiferro.net/
Trieste, usually second Sunday of October, Barcolana Named after the village of Barcola, this historical European sailing race is one of the largest sailing races in the world. Born in 1969 thanks to the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano of Trieste, the race takes place annually in the Gulf of Trieste, every second Sunday in October. All types of boats can participate and there are also illuminated night races, music, wine and food.
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