Cooking is an important part of national culture. During the year Calabria hosts over twenty interesting holidays devoted to culinary topics. Many cities and regions of Calabria specialize in growing certain fruits and vegetables; it is safe to say that each representative of vegetable and fruit crops have its holiday.
Sagra delle Range or the Festival of oranges is held in the sunny town of Trebisacce; itâ€™s a very bright and symbolic holiday full of fun and unusual entertainment. Montegiordano is famous for its peas and beans grown on local fields; these vegetable crops also have their special holiday. Strawberry lovers are recommended to visit Acconia. There, a colorful strawberry festival, during which travelers could try the most incredible desserts of strawberries, is held in June.
Besides delicious fruits and vegetables, the region is renowned for high-quality dairy products and there are several important events devoted to them. In June, Mammolo hosts the Festival of smoked ricotta; it will appeal to all cheese lovers and gourmets who are fond of interesting culinary discoveries. There are more ambitious festivals that attract large numbers of foreign visitors to Calabria.