The Pro loco offers an alternative to the traditional and suggestive Palio dei rioni Replace the old piole: in their place two days with modern street food
CALUSO. Among the novelties of the 88th edition of the Erbaluce di Caluso grape festival, scheduled from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September, a surprise craft market appears.
The Pro loco is in fact at work to liven up the highlight of Sunday without the traditional appointment with the Palio dell’uva dictated by safety reasons to avoid the risk of gatherings.
Among the new ideas the organization of a craft and hobbyist market along the streets of the historic center that will flank the showcase of zero-kilometer producers, located in Piazza Mazzini. To register, there is time until Sunday 5 September by sending the request to the email [email protected] (info at 3388975917).
The shops will remain open in the afternoon with the possibility of creating external showcases to present their products. Also open for the three days of celebration is the regional wine shop of the province of Turin, which will take care of the organization of the DiVino Canavese exhibition set up in the courtyard of Palazzo Valperga, as well as managing, as every year, the Grappolo d’oro wine competition, reserved for the best producers of Erbaluce in the three types still, sparkling and passito.
“Only the palio will be missing – remembers the vice president of the Pro loco, Marco Banchio – but thanks to the collaboration of the districts and hamlets we can put back in the program the costume parade with the floats praising the harvest on Sunday, and the street food on Saturday sera, which will replace the “veje piole”. A tensile structure with limited seating will be set up in the shade of the centuries-old trees in the Spurgazzi park.
Here will be held dinners for tastings of Erbaluce wines and typical products, the presentation of sports associations, on Thursday evening, the dinner of the districts and hamlets on Friday evening. At three evenings, from Thursday to Saturday, entertainment shows will be the setting, but with the prohibition of dancing ».
In the meantime, we are waiting to get to know the face of the Nymph Albaluce on which he is working in the utmost secrecy, the Order of the nymphs. Another novelty is the time change for the parade, which will be at 4 pm, in order to allow the replication of street food, even on Sunday for lunch.
The security and evacuation plan will follow that of past editions with the access gates to the town, the electronic people counter to register arrivals in the historic center, the escape routes monitored by the Civil Protection, with the coordination of the local police and the access to the Spurgazzi park allowed only with the Green pass.