EventsFriday 19 October 2018

Vinadio: All Saints Fair-Exhibition of the Sambuco sheep

The wonderful landscapes of the Stura Valley and the charming area of the Forte Albertino (a XIX century military fortress) are the background of this exhibition that reminds the old fairs that used to take place in late summer at the end of mountain grazing.

Credit Fondazione Slow Food Italia

Credit Fondazione Slow Food Italia

Every year concerts, exhibitions, music and Occitan dances bring here thousands of Italian and French visitors  who are offered a unique opportunity to taste the renowned meat of the Sambuco lamb.

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The Sambucana  breed appeared in the mountains of the Occitan Valle Stura, in the province of Cuneo, in the eighteenth century and immediately adapted to high altitude pastures. It is a medium-large sheep, with a large and muscular rump and fine, solid, not very long limbs. The head is light, without horns, without wool, the muzzle is slightly mountainous, the ears slightly spread. The wool is straw-white (only rare specimens have a black fleece and a small star-shaped stain on the head) and the tail - thin and woolly - reaches up to the hocks. Sambucana is precious for wool, but above all for meat. The lambs are slaughtered at an age ranging from 45 to 60 days (between 18 and 25 kilos of weight).

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Opening hours:
Saturday 9a.m.-11p.m.;Sunday 9a.m.-8 p.m. 

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