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Peperoncino “Chili” Festival – Diamante

September 5th to 9th, the Festival dedicated to Peperoncino in the Province of Cosenza.

Peperoncino "Chili" Festival - Diamante - Calabria Italy
05 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018 Calabria -Diamante (CS)  Festival | Folklore | 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 Wednesday September 5th to Sunday September 9th 2018.

The festival was created by the journalist Enzo Monaco in 1992, the year of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of 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” Nduja di Spilinga

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

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

Photos from the official website of the event