The Road to Terra Madre continues in Italy

17 May 2022

On The Road to Terra Madre… Slow Food is on tour! We started in Rome, with Land and Cities and then at the Regeneration Conference, part of the Festival for Small Towns in Lazio.

And now we spread far and wide! The calendar of initiatives organized by the slow Food network across Italy paves the way for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin from September 22-26, 2022.

With the events on The Road to Terra Madre, Slow Food offers concrete models for changing the food system, and does so through a mix of conferences, educational activities for children, sensory workshops and more.

The Road to Madre in Italy

The first events organized by the Slow Food network internationally were held in April, while in Italy the tour got underway from May 6-8 in Rome. The official calendar for The Road to Terra Madre proceeds through Italy with events in Trentino, Marche, Liguria and Campania.

The Regeneration Conference in Rome. Photo: Matteo Cascilli.

In Trentino Alto Adige, a look at the Highlands

After Rome, The Road to Terra Madre heads north, where Slow Food Trentino Alto Adige is organizing three days of events dedicated to the highlands, from May 27-29, with a range of activities from Earth Markets to Taste Workshops and conferences on the future of this ecosystem, and how it can be regenerated.

In Marche, with Terra Madre Sibilla

In Marche, from June 4-5, a Terra Madre in miniature will be held in the town of Gualdo di Macerata. Organized by Slow Food Marche, the event is a reflection on the future for these communities still recovering from the 2016 earthquake and at risk of disappearing altogether. There’s a market of local producers from Sibilla, a gastronomy space curated by Slow Food Market, and an area where communities of the Apennines discuss the future of their fragile land.

Sementia in Campania

The Sementia festival returns to Benevento after a year-long hiatus, organized by Slow Food Campania and dedicated to the world of ancient grains. It’s held in the Saint Augustine Complex at the University of Sannio from June 24-26. The protagonists here are the producers, millers, bakers, pizza chefs and brewers, that is, all the main actors in the cereal world.

The Road to Terra Madre through summer

In June we’ll also have events in Bergamo where a goat cheese award will be held in the GruBria park, as well as initiatives to promote agroecology in Milan, Monza and Brianza. There’ll also be events held in the Maddalena Archipelago of Sardinia, as part of “Slow June”.

A conference on mussel farming opens July in La Spezia, organized by Slow Food Liguria, while in August there’ll be events in Puglia and Sicily; the latter hosting Slow Beans at Polizzi Geneorsa from August 20-21.

The calendar continues thereafter in Lombardy, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont and numerous other regions of Italy.

THESE EVENTS ARE PART OF THE ROAD TO TERRA MADRE, A SERIES OF INITIATIVES ORGANIZED BY THE SLOW FOOD NETWORK AROUND THE WORLD TO PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS THE INTERNATIONAL GATHERING WHICH TAKES PLACE IN TURIN, ITALY, FROM SEPTEMBER 22-26 AND WHERE PARTICIPANTS WILL DESIGN THE FUTURE OF FOOD TOGETHER.