Olivagando, Magione, Italy
The local olive harvest in the township of Magione, 15 miles west of Perugia, unites those involved in the production and consumption of olive oil; and everyone else is invited, too. A concatenation of workshops, food markets, antiques exhibitions and entertainment, the festivities culminate in a Mass where a priest blesses the new oil, followed by a lavish medieval banquet in a 12th century castle. This is one shindig you won’t want to miss. Olivagando has been going strong since 2001, and is celebrated in concomitance with the St Clemen’s feast day. Sampling some of the best extra-virgin olive oil known to man, sipping a fine Italian wine and listening to theatre actors spin stories of history and magic - it’s all part of the package at the Castle of the Knights of Malta - you’ll be glad you took a chance.
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