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Traditional Rome Artichoke Festival – Ladispoli

17 March-10 April 2022. One-month Fair of the Romanesco Artichoke PGI.

17 Mar 2022 - 10 Apr 2022 Lazio -Ladispoli (Rome)  Children | Feasts-Flea markets | Food-Wine

In 2022 the Traditional Rome Artichoke Festival lasts a whole month, from 17 March to 10 April: 4 weekends dedicated tastings and show cooking with the traditional Rome artichoke!

Usually in April, Ladispoli, a city in the province of Rome, in 2022 the “Romanesco” Artichoke Festival turns into a one-month fair dedicated to the traditional Rome artichoke, an ancient variety of the plant typical of the territory. In 2023 the festival will reach its 70th edition.

For four weekends, the city sets up along the main streets food stands, show cooking and tastings while local restaurants offer typical menus with artichoke-based dishes.
The event ends with a firework display on Sunday night.

The historical background of the Romanesco artichoke draws back from the Etruscan people during the 4th-century BC.
For centuries this traditional Roma artichoke has been consumed by peasant families but, after the Second World War, it has spread and inhabitants started to cultivate it, mainly in the area of Ladispoli, Castellammare and Campagnano.

We kindly recommend to check on the website for any possible change of dates or program

(cover photo credits: Luigi Cicillini
photos from the official check on the website page)