Assaggi, the Lazio food and wine exhibition in Viterbo from 18 to 20 May

Appointments – The event that promotes and enhances the excellence of the regional agri-food heritage through exhibitions, tastings and events

The regional excellences of taste return as protagonists with the third edition of Tastethe Lazio food and wine exhibition scheduled for Viterbo from 18 to 20 May 2024. An agri-food heritage of great richness and variety to be discovered, promoted and valorised, from extra virgin olive oil to cured meats, from wine to cheeses, from pasta and baked goods to jams and hazelnuts, passing for fruit and vegetables, meat, honey, herbal teas and more.



After the success of the first two editions, Assaggi brings again Palace of the Popes and in Piazza San Lorenzo, the historic heart of the capital of Tuscia, the best gastronomic expressions of Lazio through exhibitions, tastings and events of various kinds to raise awareness of the vast offer of tastes and flavors that a large region with diversified territorial and cultural characteristics is able to propose.

The intense weekend of the Show, for lovers of good food and professionals in the sector, is therefore an opportunity not to be missed to delve deeper into and fully appreciate the high quality standards of regional products. Furthermore, the event aims to be an opportunity to increase tourist presences in the City of Popes, generating an economic impact for hospitality activities.


Over 60 participating companies at Assaggi 2024 they are ready to welcome gourmets and professionals to exhibit and present both their classic and innovative productions, created to respond to the challenges of a constantly evolving market. A vast and varied wealth of flavors and aromas, knowledge and traditions, thanks to the best food artisans and virtuous companies that work in the territories, every day, to give value to the culture of food. In addition to access to the Show during the opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Monday 20 May is reserved for Food & Beverage professionals.

The exhibition area is set up in the rooms of the Palazzo dei Papi but Assaggi also extends into the spaces of the adjacent CERSAL (Research Center for the History of Upper Lazio), where the guided tastings and panels dedicated to oil and wine are held. wine, and in the marquee in Piazza San Lorenzo. Here there is a succession of meetings with prestigious guests, show cooking, book presentations, sensory workshops and talks organized in collaboration with Agro Camera. Again in Piazza San Lorenzo, this year too there will be space for educational activities for the little ones organized by Slow Food Viterbo and Tuscia.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Saturday 18 May at 10.00 am with Max Mariolachef and television host, while on the evening of Sunday 19th the closing with the cooking show and the presentation of the book by Ruben Bondi, young talent of Italian cuisine. In between, a series of appointments with chefs, entrepreneurs, specialized journalists and special projects.


He also returns with Assaggi Outside Tastings, its “fuori salon” with collateral initiatives that offer further insight into the agri-food sector of Lazio. For the occasion, from 15 to 20 May, local businesses are organizing – in Viterbo and in the centers of the province – a rich calendar of themed dinners, tastings and events, all focused on the regional food and wine culture and heritage.

Tastings is organized by Chamber of Commerce of Rieti-Viterbo with the contribution of Chamber of Commerce of Romeof the Municipality of Viterbo and with the participation of Lazio region.

The program of the event is available at the link:

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May 16, 2024

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