EventsThursday 18 May 2017

The Ancient Cherry Fair in Dogliani

In Dogliani, one of the most prestigious and anticipated events in the area is taking place on May 28th: the ancient Cherry Fair

On Sunday, May 28th, in Dogliani, one of the most prestigious and anticipated events in the area is taking place: the ancient Cherry Fair, in its 6th edition, has a centenary tradition, born with the purpose of celebrating Spring and its most colorful and tasty fruit: Cherry.

In all editions, visitors have responded with an increasing interest thanks to the ever-expanding exhibitors. The fair will take place between Dogliani Castello and Dogliani Borgo.

The upper part of the village - ancient medieval Dogliani Castello with its beautiful belvedere, rich in architectural features of remarkable artistic value, alleyways, courtyards and suggestive porphyry paved streets - is well suited for hosting "Manufatti d’autore", an unconventional artisan fair. Visitors will be able to admire craftsmen and artists’ works and artefacts which keep alive ancient local traditions such as ceramics, glass, wood, iron, and stone work and the production of some delicious specialties.

Additionally, restaurant “Il Verso del Ghiottone” (Via Demagistris 5, Dogliani Castello), on an ancient alley in the upper part of Dogliani, will feature "Cherry and Tradition" menu throughout the day to enjoy themed dishes at lunch and dinner (reservations 0173 742074).

Visitors will also be able to enjoy the many local products tasting booths will offer and bread and buns coming directly from the wood oven.

Dogliani - capital of South-West Langhe - is a small village in the Cuneo province and gives its name to the Dolcetto wine DOC. The town consists of two parts: the most recent one is built along the Rea river, with its nineteenth-century parish church, dedicated to Saint Paolo and Quirino. The upper part is built around the castle ruins; the baroque parish church of Saint Lawrence and the eighteenth-century fraternity of Battuti are surely worth a visit.

Deborah Bellotti

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