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4 town festival for 3 hills: The piglet delight (Brisighella)


Address: Historical center of the town
Telephone: 0546/81166.

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When: Sunday 5th of November 2017
8.00 - Opening of the food-stalls where one can purchase local pork specialities. Food market organized by the CO.PA.F. members with typical autumn products.
11.00 - In Via Fossa opening of the food-stalls where you can enjoy "The piglet delights" and other specialities up to 20.00
The event will be enhanced by folk music bands, games and various attractions. All through out the day in the streets of the historic center, there wil be entertainment for children with a toy train and carriage drawn by a horse called "bricciola" (crumb).
Historical Origins: At Brisighella, on the first Sunday of November, there is the typical festival that invites everyone to "be a pig". This feast brings back to the old ritual taking place in the farmyard of every house with the slaughtering of the hog and the processing of its meat by the butcher. This event animated by music, folk games and performances, offers to the lovers of good food the chance to try many local tasty dishes: pork scraps ('ciccioli'), different kinds of hams and sausages, salami and a sweet home made pie prepared with the blood of the hog (the 'migliaccio'). Pork meat will be processed and sold by local butchers.
This festival refers to a religious ritual typical of the area celebrating S. Anthony Abate, patron of the animals especially of the Pig: the day of the "sacrifice" of the hog in every farmhouse of the Lamone Valley was a feast day, tasty soups and local desserts made children and adults.


From 8.00 to 20.00



Free entrance

Directions: The town of Brisighella can be reached from Faenza taking the SP 302 for about 15 km towards Firenze. From Imola, at the intersection of Via Emilia take the SP 306 direction Riolo Terme. Once here, follow the indications for Brisighella taking the beautiful panoramic road (Prov. 23) for about 12 km. until you reach the town’s entrance.

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