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Lagnasco City fruits and flowers

Orchards in blossom on the background of a ring of mountains that runs from Bisalta to Monte Rosa: a bucolic landscape, the work of an intense man, however, that since the beginning of the last century has turned this corner of the province of Cuneo in a center agriculture technology. It all began in 1927 when Michael Ceirano and Giuliano bag planted a peach orchard of Hale, did get from California: today only in the town of Lagnasco more than 1500 hectares are planted with fruit trees, and are exported all over the world peaches, apples and kiwi.

For the eleventh consecutive year the city pays homage to his land with Fruttinfiore that 12 to 14 April celebrates the best local produce. The program is rich and varied: for professionals and experts, the Stao – Exhibition of Technologies Applied all’Ortofrutticoltura – is an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, for sports, walk through the orchards on Sunday morning is a way of knowing lagnaschese the campaign, for the little ones there are fireworks and laboratory approach to the fruit, for the greedy and curious, markets with products typical of Cuneo and tastings Fruttintavola.

Art lovers can not refrain from visiting the palaces Tapparello d’Azeglio, a complex of three different buildings born at the end of the eleventh century and gradually transformed over time from a defensive manor rich mansions.

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During Fruttinfiore here will be an exhibition came from a photo contest to discover the cultural and architectural heritage of the province organized by the Youth Group Make of Cuneo. In the Castle of Levante, a beautiful example of mannerism Piedmont, best known for the hall of heraldic shields with its frieze consists of 167 well-nobles coats of arms, stands the cycle of frescoes attributed to Piero Dolce. In Castello di Ponente instead of classical mythological taste, beautiful coffered ceiling of the hall and interesting wineries frescoed with scenes from the life of Bacchus.

For those who want to take in the taste buds of Lagnasco, Fruttintavola Saturday and Sunday organized a gastronomic journey with set design inspired by the architecture and typical local products: fruit and flowers are the common thread between tradition and novelty. The dishes can be purchased with tickets, modular little taste from full until lunch, with wine or Pelaverga Quagliano hills saluzzesi, local beer and of course fruit juices. Finally, only Sundays, now traditional delicious apple fritters the pro site.

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