Events and Festivals in the Nure and Chero Valleys
An area rich in history and traditions, the Nure and Chero Valleys welcome the visitor with a thousand possibilities to relax and enjoy himself. Festivals and folklore go on all year round and are the best moments to discover the reality of this land and its people. These are the moments to taste the specialities of the local cuisine, washed down by a glass of good wine, while listening to the music of a dance orchestra. Or, breathing the atmosphere of an ancient festival, you may look at the market stalls, watch a show, or search out old traditions. The choral concerts should not be missed - every village has one - or the pageants in costume, sports events, and much else besides ...
Among the many events that take place in the Nure and Chero valleys, the country festivals - feste, fiere, and sagre - occupy an important place. They are moments to socialise, to spend an evening together, and are also a chance to taste some of the traditional dishes typical of the area.
There are many occasions when you can discover the traditions and history of the Nure and Chero valleys, especially during the period of fine weather. The historic re-enactments and pageants in costume at Grazzano Visconti should not be missed, nor the special days at Calenzano and some of the religious festivals.
A rich programme of evening entertainment lasts all year in the Nure and Chero valleys: plays in dialect, choral competitions, concerts of classical music and rock shows. Then in the summer there are evenings to dance under the stars and outdoor cinema.
Entertainment, sport and good food, but not just this - the Nure and Chero valleys also offer moments for culture and reflection such as exhibitions, conferences, presentations of books and public meetings.
Some events are real "containers", including various happenings, all enjoyable and interesting, with moments dedicated to tradition, to music, to culture, to children, to sport .... Intense special days where a single definition is all too limiting ...
Friday 25 and Sunday 27 September 2020
On Friday 25 and Sunday 27 September 2020 the traditional chestnut fair in support of AsSoFa returns to Verano near Podenzano. A joyful moment, with typical local produce and lots of fun. And, of course, a hike through the surrounding countryside.
From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September 2020
From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September 2020 Verde Grazzano returns to the historic Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti: exhibition-market of herbs, plants and flowers, magnificent arrangements, meetings with garden experts
Every Sunday in September 2020
The Grape Festival returns to the Castle of Gropparello, an event enjoyed specially by chidren who discover the castle, the park with its characters, live a heroic adventure, and above all, press the grapes as in olden days. Ticketed event.
Weekends and public holidays 2020
Starting from 30 May, it will be possible to visit the castle (Saturday afternoon and Sunday) and the park (Sunday afternoon) at Grazzano Visconti, at fixed times during the weekend. Entrance ticket. Tickets can be purchased online.
Saturday evenings from 6 June to 26 September 2020
Every summer the Castle of Gropparello organises romantic evenings with candlelit dinners under the stars, surrounded by the magic and the sounds of nature. Event subject to reservation and fee. Possibility of night visit of the castle.
Summer season 2020
On several evenings in July, August and September Piazza Castello in Vigolzone comes alive with concerts, musical and juggling shows. In addition 4 evenings dedicated to art with an exhibition open in the Oratorio of the Castle. Free entry.