Jessica Spiegel

Jessica Spiegel

Jessica Spiegel is a travel writer and gelato enthusiast living in Portland, Oregon. She's been writing Italy travel guides since 2006, and you can read her online guides at italyexplained.com.

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A woman passes out two beers from a cart at an Italian food festival

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Sagra: Italian Food Festivals to Eat Like a Local

Sagre are Italian food festivals, ones like no other. Generally dedicated to a local delicacy, ingredient or agricultural activity, these are hyper-local festivities to celebrate a way of life and the passing of time. While some sagre have become world famous, these five will give you a taste of the local life.

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