Festivol 2019, Trevi among oil, art, music and taste buds
The "Capital of Oil" celebrates the new oil and the first pressing with Festivol and the first edition of "FestivOl Junior": the oil-themed festival dedicated to children
In Trevi, in Umbria during the long weekend from 1 to 3 November 2019 we will celebrate the new oil and the first pressing with the XIII ° edition of "FestivOl. Trevi between oil, art, music and papillae ”the by now consolidated appointment that is part of the billboard of Frantoi Aperti, the regional event dedicated to extra virgin olive oil that will be held in Umbria starting from 26 October (www.frantoiaperti.net ).
New this year the first edition of "FestivOl Junior" scheduled for Sunday 3 November. A mini festival entirely dedicated to the little ones with an oil theme, with a rich program of activities aimed at fun and knowledge, especially extra virgin olive oil and olive cultivation. Children can participate in the olive harvest, have a snack with "Pane e Olio", walk in the historic center with the "Asino Bus". The program includes workshops, readings, shows, even in the open mills in progress, a real feast for all children.
Another appointment at the first edition will be the "OlioTrekking of the Olivata Band" scheduled for Friday 1st November. A non-competitive walk within the reach of all hikers and nature lovers, which will unfold along two circular routes departing from Piazza Garibaldi, a shorter one of 14 km with a drop of 600 meters, the other of 27 km with altitude difference of 1000 meters, but both designed to introduce an area entirely marked by the presence of olive trees, hills marked by olive groves that, in their development, connect architectural, historical and artistic pearls among the most beautiful in the world. (Registration will remain open until 15 October 2019 via the website www.oliotrekking.it).
To await the small and large visitors in the three days then, concerts, guided tastings of extra virgin olive oil, the market exhibition of the extra virgin olive oil of the Trevi Hills, the Farmer's Market with products at Km 0, the Exhibition Market of Slow Food Presidia headed by the Black Celery of Trevi and other Umbrian Presidia and many host regions; trekking among the olive trees that will cross a part of the path of the olive trees, a free shuttle service that will take visitors to the open mills in progress. A "Brunch and music" program is scheduled, a lunch in a special place, set in the olive grove.
The guests of Festivol, in the three days will then be able to visit the IV edition of the National Bonsai Exhibition that will be hosted at the Museum Complex of San Francesco, with the exhibition of over 120 specimens of bonsai coming from almost all the regions of Italy and over 10 specimens of Suiseki, real sculptures made according to the ancient Japanese art of arranging stones of particular appearance, found in nature, in a way that is pleasant and able to favor meditation. On the occasion of the Exhibition the XXII Congress I.B.S. of the National Instructor College of Bonsai and Suiseki. The instructors present at the Congress will hold several workshops and the main guest will be the Instructor Valentin Brose, a young promise already a pupil of the great Kunio Kobayashi.
On the occasion of Festivol, a celebratory moment will be organized for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the National Association of Oil Cities, which had the first Presidency with Trevi.