Sports in Asti

Palio d'Asti

Held on the third Sunday of September, this bareback horse race commemorates a victorious battle against Alba during the Middle Ages and draws over a quarter of a million spectators from surrounding villages. Cheeky…
Food & Drink in Alba

Fiera del Tartufo

October's precious white truffle crop is bought, sold and celebrated at this annual festival, held every weekend from mid-October to mid-November. Come and watch princely sums exchanged and sample autumn's bounty. B…
Food & Drink in Genoa

Slow Fish

Every odd-numbered year in early May, this festival celebrates seafood with a fish market and tastings. Affiliated with the Slow Food movement, it also runs free workshops focusing on water pollution, good fishing p…
Film in Turin

Torino Film Festival

Well-respected international festival with main screenings at the Mole Antonelliana during the last weeks of November.
Food & Drink in Turin

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre

Held each even-numbered year in venues across Turin, Slow Food's global symposium features producers, chefs, activists, restaurateurs, farmers, scholars, environmentalists, epicureans and food lovers from around the…
Food & Drink in Asti

Douja d'Or

This 10-day festival (a douja is a terracotta wine jug unique to Asti), held in early September, is complemented by the Delle Sagre food festival on the second Sunday of September.
Music in Genoa

Le Vie del Barocco

A long-running and internationally important festival of Baroque music, held in splendid venues across Genoa as well as in the Riviera towns of Savona and Chiavari.
Sailing in Genoa

Salone Nautico Internazionale

One of the world's biggest and best boat shows, with over one thousand boats to covet, including yachts, outboard engines and inflatable boats, and motor boats.
Food & Drink in Turin


Turin celebrates chocolate and its status as a world chocolate capital in late November; from 2017 the focus has returned to artisan producers.
Food & Drink in Bra & Pollenzo


Held on odd-numbered years in September, this Slow Food festival celebrates cheese with tastings, workshops and special dinners.