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Peperoncino Festival – Diamante

7-11 September 2022, the Festival dedicated to Chili Pepper in the Province of Cosenza.

Peperoncino "Chili" Festival - Diamante - Calabria Italy
07 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022 Calabria -Diamante (Cosenza)  Festival-Fairs | Folklore-Traditions | Food-Wine

Peperoncino Festival in Diamante, the event dedicated to the typical Chili pepper of Calabria: food, debates, and meetings concerning His Majesty, the chili pepper. This year it is held from September 7th to 11th, 2022.

The festival was created by the journalist Enzo Monaco in 1992, the year of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas. 

Diamante, a small town near Cosenza, hosts for 5 days the event dedicated to this inevitable product of the cuisine in Calabria region: the peperoncino. In this occasion, you have the possibility to know deeply the history of the Chili pepper (a vegetable coming from America) and to discover all of its 500 varieties.

Among the specialties based on peperoncino: the “hot” salami Nduja di Spilinga

The Peperoncino Festival includes:
– photographic exhibition,
– conferences,
– hot cinema,
– cabaret and satire,
– music and shows;
– culinary specialities based on Chili peppers.

Folkloristic groups, waders, tightrope walkers and street artists enliven the sea village, the boardwalk and riverside from 7 pm.

See also the Facebook page of the event>>>

Free admission
Italian chilli pepper academy
Tel. +39 0985 81130 or send an email>>>

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And the excellent wines in Calabria>>>

Photos from the website of the event

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