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Peperoncino “Chili” Festival – Diamante

8-12 September 2021, the Festival dedicated to Chili Pepper in the Province of Cosenza.

Peperoncino "Chili" Festival - Diamante - Calabria Italy
08 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021 Calabria -Diamante (CS)  Fairs/Food and Flea markets | Festival | 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 8th to 12th, 2021.

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” 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.

Photos from the official website of the event