Italians love to party. All year long there are a great number of village, agricultural, historic, cultural and music festivals and usually a combination of all of these.

For all the festivals in the province of Asti please see the calendar on the site of the bureau of tourism at Asti: Asti Tourist infocentre is on the Piazza Alfieri.

For events in the province of Alessandria see:

At the wine festivals you usually buy a glass for a fixed amount at the entrance. After that you can taste (and buy) all the wine you want to (sometimes you get a number of coupons).

Please see the tab ‘shopping' for more info, especially on the fixed date antique markets, what to expect at the truffle fairs and the factory outlets.

TIP: Buy the Friday edition of ‘La Nuova Provincia’ (a local newspaper) for more information on what’s happening in Asti and the surrounding area. The ‘La Stampa’ on Friday also has a supplementary ‘Torino Sette’, with events in Turin and surrounding area, including the region around Asti. This contains even more info. In this manner you can stay in touch with the most recent information on what’s happening that week(end)!!















Carnaval in Vercelli

Bagna Cauda
A typical Piemontese dish: oil, garlic, anchovies.

Cheese covered in pulp of the Barbera-grape

Parmesan cheese

Classic tractors in Tonco

Drummers in Azzano

big Palio-parade in Asti with 1200 participants

Palio-parade in Asti

Not just truffles in Moncalvo

Trufflemarket in Moncalvo

Steaming pots in Asti

Trufflemarket in Asti

Panettones in december

Fat oxes or: Bue grasso