Marostica cherry festival

From 28 May 2011 to 19 June 2011

For those who enjoy traditional local fetes, to relive old customs in a contemporary context, the Marostica Cherry Festival is the perfect occasion to live such an experience. We are talking of an event that started way back in 1933, nowadays established in the province of Vicenza and a regular occurrence that should not be overlooked. The undisputed protagonist of the festival is the cherry of Marostica, which thanks to its fine taste has been able to gain the Geographical Protected Denomination label, and is also safeguarded by the local Protection Consortium, which ensures production is limited to only the areas of the low Alps between Breganze and Bassano del Grappa.

The event includes a long series of happenings on the following dates: the opening is in Pianezze on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29, May, where the early cherries will be presented, moving then to Molvena on Tursday 2, June, where the succulent GDP cherries will be shown. On Sunday 5, June, the ambience for this market exhibition will be the Chess Square and the Lower Castle in Marostica. The last two events are on Sunday 12 in Mason Vicentino and Sunday 19 in Crosara of Marostica, where late cherries will be on show. It is interesting to remember that all cherries will be under tight scrutiny: fruits must have a minimum diameter of 20 millimetres, must be only hand-picked and possess a high content in mineral salts, vitamins and polyfenols.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff