The Consorzio del Prosciutto di San Daniele and the City of San Daniele of Friuli announce the 37th edition of Aria di Festa. After stopping in 2020 and 2021 and after last year’s Aria di Friuli Venezia Giulia formula, the food and wine festival returns to its traditional location from 30 June to 3 July 2023.
The four-day event, which dates back to 1985, will take to the streets o with events to celebrate the deep bond that unites Prosciutto di San Daniele with its origin. Aria di Festa is presented as a transversal event. Food and wine meet regional excellence, culture, good living, and quality music, attracting tourists from Italy and abroad.
Aria di Festa 2023
The 2023 edition will be enhanced by numerous activities dedicated to the promotion of Prosciutto di San Daniele. There will be live cooking shows, thematic talks with prominent guests, master classes and sensory workshops dedicated to Prosciutto di San Daniele. The ham factories will open the doors to their production plants. Guided tours will be offered to discover the processing of San Daniele DOP, as well as a rich entertainment programme. There will be no shortage of gastronomic proposals to enrich the offer during the four days of celebration. The historic centre will be populated by food and wine stands offering Prosciutto di San Daniele in combination with cheese and bread, as well as numerous dishes featuring the Friulian ham.
Aria di Festa 2023 joins Folkest, which for its 45th anniversary returns to its birthplace, San Daniele of Friuli. The festival dedicated to emerging European artists in the field of world music is part of the event that represents an important container of various excellences. The guests of this edition will follow the trace of continuity with the great tradition of the festival and with the most recent musical history. A programme that opens the door to the highest international professionals in the great world of world music. Over the four days, music, showcases, exhibitions, and meetings in the townhall will project the town into a new international perspective: Folkest is in fact one of the founders of the new European platform UpBeat to promote encounters between international artists and operators.
The discovery of the region
The event dedicated to San Daniele DOP will also be an opportunity to discover the historical and artistic beauties. Not only the Guarneriana Library but also guided tours of the city and the surrounding area. The Aria di Festa 2023 programme will also include events dedicated to other regional excellences, Friuli-Venezia Giulia wines and conviviality.
Aria di Festa 2023 is organized by the Consorzio del Prosciutto di San Daniele together with the Municipality of San Daniele and the local pro loco. The event is in collaboration with San Daniele exhibitors and traders, in a new organisational formula.