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The Flavor of Italy's Parks

02.05.2013 - 05.05.2013

L'Aquila hosts the Salone for Typical Products from Italian Protected Areas

L’Aquila hosts the first edition of the Salone dei prodotti tipici dei parchi d’Italia – dedicated to enogastronomic production in Italy’s protected areas – from May 2nd to 5th, 2013.  
The Salone exhibits the cuisine and traditional production of places where, thanks to natural conservation efforts, the food culture is strictly connected to sustainability and environmental preservation.  
The formula is the standard market-exhibit, offering stands, taste labs and the commerce of these special products, all in the aim of territorial, rural economic, sustainable and touristic integration. 

The visitor will be welcomed in a familiar and warm environment that recalls the Italian kitchen, with food as the motor of convivial renewal. 
A group effort of numerous entities, particularly Chambers of Commerce both local and national, has resulted in an important moment of visibility for the many producers that work in Italy’s protected areas. 

The programme, organized and curated by Federparchi-Europarc Italia and Symbola, Fondazione per le Qualità Italiane, is rich in occasions that will speak to the many themes tied to food and valorization of Italian natural parks. Also included are workshops, tastings and thematic events to animate the Salone. 
In the weeks leading up to the Salone, a sort of pre-event will take place: “Aspettando (Awaiting) il Salone dei prodotti tipici dei Parchi d’Italia,” an initiative featuring special menus realized throughout the country, with the help of Osterie d’Italia (part of Slow Food) and restaurateurs operating inside the parks. 

Useful information

Free Entry

Opening Hours:
Thursday, May 2nd: 11 AM to 9 PM
Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th: 11 AM to 11 PM
Sunday, May 5th: 11 AM to 9PM

How to get there

Where: L'Aquila
Region: Abruzzo