Fehta dou pan ner (Rye Bread festival)
Wine and gourmet festivals
This festival is held around a very old wood-burning oven at the heart of the village of Marine, which is brought back to life every year for the occasion. The traditional bread loaves made with rye flour also used to be prepared in specially rich versions with chestnuts, cumin and dried fruits and were cooked once a year in the community ovens in each village. When eaten freshly-baked, it has a delicious fragrance but in the past it used to be kept on special wooden frames, called “ratelë”, for several months. When it became dry, the bread used to be split using a typical tool, called a “Copapan”. The bread-baking usually starts about a week before the festival and continues until the Sunday on which the festival is held, when the bread accompanies a fine lunch based on kid, sausages and the essential polenta.
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From Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July 2017
Preparation and baking of the rye bread in the traditional wood-burning oven. Visitors can watch all stages of the process.
Friday 14th July 2017
- From 8.00 p.m.: mixed grilled platter (15.00 €)
Saturday 15th July 2017
- From 7.00 p.m.: Pizzas cooked in the traditional wood-burning oven (12.00 €)
Sunday 16th July 2017
- 11.00 a.m.: Holy Mass and blessing of rye bread
- From 12.30 p.m.: Lunch (22.00 €)
- From 2.30 p.m.: Music afternoon
Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.