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 Turin

Salone Internazionale del Gusto

Every October in even-numbered years, food lovers roll into town for this Slow Food talk-and-taste fest, with traditional producers from around the world showcasing their wares at Lingotto Fiere. Day passes cost aro…
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.
Food & Drink in Turin


Turin celebrates chocolate and its status as a world chocolate capital in late November.
Literature in Turin

Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino

Held every May, Turin's book fair is one of the most important in Europe.
Food & Drink in Bra & Pollenzo


Food & Drink in Turin

Salone del Gusto & Terre Madre

Film in Turin

Torino Film Festival

Well-respected international festival with main screenings at the Mole Antonella during the last weeks of November.