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Nizza Monferrato and the territory that surrounds it in the magical Asti-Alba-Acqui Terme triangle (of which Nizza is the center), offer countless events throughout the course of the year, testifying the history, traditions and culture of the people of Monferrato.

It is not easy to decide what to see or visit, and that is the reason why we chose to suggest a path driven by places, dates and most importantly your interests.

Events in Nizza Monferrato

The section below contains the calendar of the main events hosted in Nizza Monferrato. If you are interested in having more information about a specific event, follow the CLICK HERE link under each even to be taken to the web page of the organizers of the event.

Every third Sunday of the month
Antiques market
The antiques market is organized by the Municipal Administration, the Pro Loco Association - Antiques Market Section and the Philatelic Numismatic Circle.

Your rendez-vous with history and ancient things (items, furniture, etc.) brings together fans and experts coming from many different regions that gather in the very central Piazza Garibaldi every third Sunday of the month.
Farmers market
The market takes place in via Carlo Alberto, a bit further along the arcades of piazza Garibaldi. Farmers from all over Regione Piemonte can take part in this market and each time guest farmers from adjacent regions are admitted, offering typical products of their territory (oil, rice, cheese, sausages, etc.).
April 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2018
Saint Christ fair
The fair takes its name from a statue of Christ resurrected sculpted by a German prisoner during World War I. Stored in the Santa Trinità church at first, it then moved to the church of San Giovanni.

The fair house an exposition of agricultural machinery, as well as the festival of the famous and delicious "torta verde"&.
Second weekend of May
Nizza è Barbera
During Nizza è Barbera, the town of Nizza Monferrato becomes a great wine capital, where visitors can taste NIZZA D.O.C.G. and all the other Barbera D.O.C.G. and D.O.C. wines from Piedmont, face to face with the people who make them!
Second weekend of June
Barrell race
It is a tradition originated in the 17th century: apprentices of barrel making shops would deliver the barrels by rolling them on the street, often competing in actual races among them.
Monferrato at the table
"Monferrato in tavola" is an enogastronomic event taking place in Piazza Garibaldi with alongside the barrel race. Various Pro Loco are present, each offering dishes belonging to the traditions of Monferrato.
International meeting of sugar-bag collcetors
Over a hundred fans coming from all over Europe take part in the annual International sugar-bag collectors meeting held in Nizza Monferrato (AT) by Figli di Pinin Pero & C. S.p.A.
Last Saturday of July
Eno-gastronomic walk in Borgo S. Michele
Taking a walk on the ridge of a hill holding a glass of delicious Barbera in your hand, guided by the scents of Piedmont dishes: this is what the eno-gastronomic walk "da 'n piot a l'oter" of San Michele, small fraction of Nizza Monferrato, is all about.
First 10 days of August
Festival of Borgo Bricco Cremosina
In the first days of August, the traditional rendez-vous with the festival at Borgo Bricco Cremosina in honor of the "Madonna della neve" is back: religious ceremonies, fantastic cooking, dancing, music, games and walks on the hills of the "Bricco".
First weekend of September
Exposition-trade of vintage vehicles
Exposition and trade of cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and relative spare parts.
During the years this event grew more and more successful, becoming one of the main events in this sector thanks to the remarkable number of visitors.
First days of November
San Carlo Patronal Festival
The San Carlo festival has very old origins: it started in the year 1516 as an act of liberalism towards the people of Nizza by Guglielmo IX, Marquis of Monferrato.
Nizza never forgot to celebrate such event, recurring between the end of october and the beginning of november. The reasons are to be found in the devotion the people of Nizza have for their Patron Saint, to which a local tradition credits the Miracle of the lamp.
During this festival the annual "Day of the cardo gobbo, truffles and barbera" takes place.
Second weekend of November
Books in Nizza
LIBRI IN NIZZA (Books in Nizza) is an exhibition of publishing products, books and comics, with a special presence of antique books.
The event is focused on publishings that have a relationship with the landscapes and eno-gastronomic aspects of the territory, as well as publishings related to famous names of the local culture.
Third weekend of November
Nizza è bagna cauda
Several times during the year Nizza celebrates the product that most of all distinguishes it: the Cardo Gobbo di Nizza. During on of such occasions, the third weekend of November, bagna cauda is served at a large table in the Foro Boario. It is the perfect occasion, for those who appreciate this dish, to taste it at it's best: in company.
December 26th
The "lard" appetizers
Every year on December 26th at 12.30, the Pro Loco offers appetizers to the townsfolk under the "Campanon" in the City Hall square, as a memento of the rebellion of the Nizza people to the Savoia monarchy during Napoleon's times.
First Sunday of December
Festival of the fat ox
Starting in 2006, the Festival of the fax ox brings the ancient livestock market of Nizza back to life. In the 15th century Nizza was famous in all of Piedmont for its weekly livestock market.

Territory of Asti

By clicking on one of the images below you will be able to download (in PDF format) Asti Turismo's newsletter leaflet for the desired month, where you will find a detailed list of the main touristic and eno-gastronomic events taking place on the territory of Asti.

Push yourselves further...

Click on any of the town names in the map below to be taken to the relative City Hall page, where you will be able to discover which events or places of interest await you there!

Nizza Monferrato Calamandrana Canelli Asti Montegrosso Costigliole d'Asti Alba Castellazzo Bormida Felizzano Alessandria Novi Ligure Acqui Terme Ovada