Food Food and Wine events

Welcome spring: it’s time for tasty trips!

Written by EFW Staff

Food and wine events of April

Spring brings good weather and as a consequence also trips out of town. If you are looking for some nice places to visit during the weekend, go ahead reading because we have found the most interesting food and wine events of April in Italy.

Food and wine events of April in Veneto



Everything is ready for THE event! From 09th to 12th April the 51° edition of Vinitaly will liven up the expo centre of Verona and the whole city at the same time. You can find all the information that you need in the dedicated article that we’ve written for you.

Mastro Birraio

We have already talked about this brew festival in the previews article of this column. The sixth Craft beer festival “Mastro Birraio” on 07th, 08th and 09th April hosts 20 European breweries to conclude this edition.


In the same weekend in Cerea (VR) will be held the XIV edition of “ViniVeri. Vini Secondo Natura” (in English, Wines according to the nature) at Areaexp “La Fabbrica”. A three-days event together with the producers of “Consorzio ViniVeri” and a hundred of independent “wine artisans” from Italy and abroad, coming from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Slovenia, Portugal and a some natural producers coming from Spain.


From Saturday 08th to Monday 10th April we suggest you to visit Villa Favorita, in the province of Vicenza. It is a Venetian Villa of ‘700 that hosts Vinnatur, a festival aimed to spread a new wine culture. It gathers European wines and winemakers with the common goal to share techniques and experiences to produce natural wine.

Gusto in Scena

Take advantage of the long-weekend for the celebration of the Liberation’s Day for a romantic weekend in Venice and do not loose the occasion to taste culinary delicacies and oenological excellences during the event Gusto in Scena at Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista. There will be 4 events at the same time “Congresso di Alta Cucina” (in English, Haute-cuisine Congress), themed “La Cucina del Senza” (in English, the Cuisine of Without) and Aromatic Herbs; “Magnifici Vini” (in English, Amazin wines), more than 200 wines of selected wineries; “Seduzione di Gola” (in English, Tasty Seduction), Italian and international food and wine excellences; “Fuori di Gusto” real menus dedicated to “Cucina del Senza” to taste in the best restaurants of Venice.

Formaggio in Villa


Formaggio in Villa will take place in Villa Farsetti in Santa Maria di Sala from 22nd to 25th April. It is the most important festival of the best cheese in Italy, but not only, there is also the so called Salone dell’Alta Salumeria, that offers the best cured pork meat and lots of new trends about food and wine. The entrance is free and from 19.00 to midnight the park of Villa Farsetti becomes a big party with DJ set and aperitif with cheese.

Food and wine events of April in Emilia Romagna

Centomani di questa terra

“Centomani di questa terra” (in English, “A hundred hands of this land”) is a big taste marathon of the greatest excellences of Emilia Romagna that will take place on Monday 3rd April from 10:00 to 19:00 in the enchanting Antica Corte Pallavicina (Polesine Zibello – PR). The event will be developed through free laboratories, show cooking and conference to give food for thoughts about different themes.

Streat European Food Truck Festival


Parco Federico Fellini (RN) hosts from 14th to 17th April the second stop-over of the itinerant event Streat – European Food Truck Festival. It is a tasty event not-to-miss where the main characters will be the best Italian Food Truck and their typical specialities. We have already talk about in this article of our blog about the terrific success of street food, and now it’s time to taste it. In the month of April Streat will be also in Udine in Piazza Prima Maggio, from 21st to 23th and in Mantova – Piazza Virgiliana from 28th April to 01st May.
We will reveal all the other stop-overs month by month! Stay tuned!

Festival dei Sapori e Artigianato

From 15th to 17th April, Festival dei Sapori e Artigianato will liven up the historical centre of Castrocaro Terme. It involves and promotes local and national companies that belong to the food and wine sector and art and craft world. The event aims to create the perfect matching among good wine, good craft beer, music and buskers. For further info.

Food and wine events of April in Lombardy

Fish & Chef

6 evenings for 6 extraordinary chef that will cook the best fish along Garda Lake in six exclusive locations. Reserve a seat to attend one of these exceptional evenings from 23rd to 28th April.

Food and wine events of April in Campania

Castello Fondente


Chocolate lovers wanted! It won’t be difficult to find and convince you to visit Limatola Castle from 25th March to 2nd April during the event “Castello Fondente… cioccolatieri all’opera”. This is the good occasion to mix together the perfume of the flowers with the main character of the event: chocolate. Chocolatier, chocolate sculptures and greediness everywhere: you are still in time to pay a visit.

About the author

EFW Staff