Festival or Sagra of the Bortellina of Bettola
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August 2013 in piazza Colombo
In Bettola everything is ready for the not-to-be-missed Sagra della Bortellina, the traditional country fair which every year renews ancient popular traditions, cleverly linking them to the rich local culinary tradition.
Dedicated to the De.Co. product from Bettola, the 'burtlena', the Sagra of the Bortellina Bettolese will take place on Saturday and Sunday 17 and 18 August.
Prepared using a few simple ingredients - flour, water and yeast - the bortellina bettolese has been granted De.Co. status, Denominazione di origine comunale (Municipal Name of Origin), created by Gino Veronelli as a way of protecting local products.
The De.Co. is no more than an identity card of a product: by means of this certification the typical nature of a product is documented and linked to the place where it had its historic origin.
What is typical of Bettola can be tasted from the evening of Saturday 17 August at the food stands in piazza Colombo with live music.
At 9 pm the new group 'Electric Swan' will be performing, followed by the 'Kill B Rock Band' at 10 pm. At 10.30 the DJ Capello.
On Sunday 18 August comes the great moment (beginning at 10 am, participants to gather at 9.30 in via Donatori del Sangue) of the procession of decorated floats accompanied by the band along the streets of the town and ending in the splendid piazza Colombo. From 11 am the opening of 'Degustare', with tastings of local wines and art workshops.