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Acqui Biennial Engraving Exhibition

Acqui Terme. Held every two years in May. 
Considered to be one of the top 30 engraving exhibitions in the world.
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Stra Acqui – Road running race

Acqui Terme – May. 

Road running competition through the city streets of Acqui. There are two different courses: one for adults and one for children.

Tel. 0144 770 274 – www.comuneacqui.com – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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National Music Competition – Terzo Music and the Bormida Valley

Acqui Terme and Terzo – 12-18 May.

The competition is open to young pianists, organists and harpsichord players who are Italian or Italian residents.


Tel. 339 1292583 - www.terzomusica.it


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Nizza and Barbera – Wine Festival

Nizza Monferrato (19km from Acqui Terme) – May

The Nizza and Barbera wine festival celebrates the ‘Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza’ wine varietal and offers endless opportunities to taste this and one of the many other Piedmont DOC Barberas  presented by the producers and wineries of the region.


www.nizzaebarbera.it


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Notte Bianca - All night shopping and entertainment

Acqui Terme - June
The heart of the city comes alive at night with concerts, dancing, restaurants on the streets, shops and the thermal baths open until late. There is a raffle with great prizes - all in the name of solidarity.

Tel 0144 770274

 www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Barrel Race

Nizza Monferrato (19 km from Acqui) - June
A tradition dating from the 1800s. Shop delivery boys, while on their rounds, competed and raced against each other to see who was the fasted at rolling their barrels along the street. This scene is now re-enacted on the streets of Nizza each June.

www.corsadellebottinizza.it


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Assedio di Cenelli – Siege of Canelli

Canelli (23 km from Acqui) - June
Re-enactment of the 1631 siege on the town by Carlo Gonzaga and his troops.

www.assediodicanelli.it


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Re-enactment of the Battle of Marengo

Alessandria (37 km from Acqui) – June
Re-enactment of the historic battle between the Napoleon-led French and the Austrian armies. The battle is re-enacted each year with troops in period costume, performed with the involvement of the Italian and French Napoleon clubs.

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San Guido Fair and Festival

Acqui Terme - the second weekend in July
A festival which celebrates San Guido, the Patron Saint of Acqui Terme. The city comes alive with market stalls and entertainment throughout the city streets. There is a spectacular fireworks’ display on the Monday evening and a procession which takes the remains of the Patron Saint around the city.

Tel 0144/770274

 www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Art Exhibition

Acqui Terme - July and August
For various years each summer, Acqui Terme has hosted many big names in the world of painters and sculptors. The line-up changes each year.

Tel 0144 770272

 www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Acqui on Stage

Acqui Terme – July and August
Two months of International dance performances held at the Giuseppe Verdi open-air theatre in the heart of the old town centre.

Tel. 0144 770272

www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Festa delle Feste – food and wine festival

Acqui Terme – the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of September
Food and wine festival which celebrates local food, towns and traditions. Food stalls line the city’s streets selling local delicacies such as wild boar stew and polenta, mushrooms and hazelnut cake. The festival is held in conjunction with the City Council and Regional Wine Cellar ‘Terme & Vino’ to help promote local traditions and tourism in the area.

Tel 0144/770274

Fax 0144/770288

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Medieval Festival

Cassine – (13 km from Acqui) – September 
The festival evokes an imagine of what life was like in the medieval. Living conditions at the convents and at the pilgrim camps are brought back to life, there is a jousting display and an archery competition between bands of ‘bandits’.
www.festamedioevale.it - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Douja D’or

Asti – (44 km from Acqui Terme) – 12 – 24 September 
A national wine competition held in Asti every year in September.
www.doujador.it


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Palio d’Asti 

Asti (44 km from Acqui Terme) – September
One thousand–two hundred participants dressed in medieval costume accompanied by twenty-one horses parade through the flag-lined streets of Asti, to make this historic horse-race the most anticipated event in Asti each year.
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Sagre delle Sagre - Food and Wine festival

Asti – (44 km from Acqui Terme) - September
The central city plays host to more than 40 food stalls to create a type of open-air restaurant, serving the best in local food and DOCG wines.


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History Awards

Acqui Terme – October
An award which has confirmed Acqui Terme as a city of cultural excellence both nationally and internationally. Established in 1968 in honour of the soldiers from Acqui Terme who lost their lives in Cefalonia in 1943, the President of the Republic has been a patron of the award since 2003. 
Tel. 0144 770 203 - www.acquistoria.it - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Palio degli Asini – Traditional Donkey Race

Alba (70 km from Acqui Terme) – the first Sunday of October
This traditional donkey race takes place each year during Alba’s famous white truffle fair. Each of the city’s nine quarters compete for the coveted ‘palio – winner’s prize’ a painted cloth.


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Santa Caterina Fair and Festival

Acqui Terme – the third weekend of November
Market stalls line the streets of Acqui and a funfair comes to town in celebration of one of Acqui Terme’s Patron Saints.
Tel 0144 770274 - www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Acqui and Sapori – Regional Truffle Fair

Acqui Terme – November
Food fair, market, truffle and wine show which showcases the best of what Piedmont produces. Various types of entertainment throughout the weekend. The fair is organized in conjunction with the regional wine cellar ‘Acqui Terme e Vino’ and highlights the agricultural methods used in the production of locally produced food goods and wines.
Tel 0144 770274 - www.comuneacqui.com - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Serravalle Designer Outlet Shopping village

Serravalle Scrivia - open all year.
150 designer outlet shops selling clothing, shoes and accessories and household objects.
 http://www.outlet-village.it/serravalle/