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What is the Peperoncino Festival?
Like things spicy? Then you won't want to miss the Peperoncino Festival which is dedicated to Italy's love of hot chili peppers!
Hailed as one of the most popular food festivals in Italy, there's a whole host of events and activities spread across the town of Diamante in Calabria. Learn all about pepperoncini and its benefits, witness expert cooking shows, enjoy musical performances and there is even a spicy cinema festival for the film buffs out there.
You can sample 500 varieties of these special chili peppers which are featured in popular regional dishes such as nduja di Spilinga, sardella di Crucoli, and morsello di Catanzaro.
Need to know
All events are free! So just turn up and enjoy a fun and spicy weekend.
Did you know?
The Peperoncino Festival has been celebrating Italian's love of chilies for over 30 years. It was created by the journalist Enzo Monaco back in in 1992.
For more information on this event, click the link on this page and get ready for an unforgettable experience.
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