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Eel Festival 2016

Festival dedicated to the famous eel of Comacchio

From 24 September - To 09 October

Exquisite eel and sea lagoon fish-based menus, display stands, dance, bands and musical groups, entertainment, play area for kids, collector's and curiosities market.


SagrAnguilla Instagram Contest
During your stay in Comacchio on the occasion of the great festival of the 'queen of the lagoons', publish on Instagram your most beautiful photos with the hashtag #sagradellanguilla2016
Every Saturday
Fisheries & Skewer of the eel
Free demonstration of the fishing of the eel in a fishing station in the lagoons with the use of local equipment. Afterwards, at the Pickling Factory (Manifattura dei Marinati) the Fire Room will be on to cook the eel.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Downtown tour with typical "Batana"
Suggestive boat trips through the city's canals, with boarding from the traditional location in the square Trepponti, next to the Ancient Fish Market, and the famous Clock Tower, near the Loggia del Grano.
Every Saturday and Sunday
School of "Bataniere"
Batana, Paradello and the advice of an expert boatman: even visitors of the festival can try the experience of leading a boat typical "paradellando" through the canals and under the bridges of Comacchio. If you pass the test you will receive a real certificate!
Every Saturday and Sunday
The Treasure Island
In the three weekends festival, with the map published by the newspaper "La Nuova Ferrara", trip-play between the 13 islands on which Comacchio was founded: Agatopisto; Auregario; Channel Lombardo; Carmine; Town Hall; Pentarco; Rosary; San Cassiano; San Mauro; Saint Peter; Sant'Agostino Spineti and Bishop. When you have completed the path and hand over the map to the Food Stand, you will receive a very tasty gift!
Every Saturday and Sunday
Made in Comacchio
Shows, presentations and dialect theater performances; literature; music and sports groups and local associations. Not to be missed: Sunday, October 2nd the singing contest "Sing & Sound", and Friday, Oct. 7th the extraordinary appointment with "Comacchio Day & Night" organized by Ascom Confcommercio.
Every Sunday
Race of Vulicepi
The art of leading boats in the canals of Comacchio: the best "paradello" citizens will race in the afternoon of September 25th and October 2nd in preliminary rounds batteries to gain access to the final races, which will take place on the final day of the Sagra.
Saturday, September 24
Jazzlife Orchestra feat. Paolo Fresu
Concert tribute to the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan, with arrangements and direction of maestro Roberto Spadoni. Special guest Paolo Fresu. Admission: € 12,00. Info +39 335 1340537.
Saturday, October 1
From Japan for the eel
Exceptional gourmet event with chef Hiroshi Ogata, a leading Japanese expert of the eel, who- after the extraordinary success of last year - returns to Comacchio to visit the breeding and transformation sites of the 'queen of the lagoons'. Chef Ogata tells 'live' the gastronomic tradition linked to this fascinating and mysterious fish even in the Rising Sun country. With a spectacular cooking show during which he will prepare 'A-Don', a typical dish of the Japanese cuisine made of eel and rice.
Tuesday, October 4
The Golden Eel (Il buratello d'oro)
Third edition of the gastronomic competition organized in collaboration with the newspaper "Il Resto del Carlino": chef-students of the local high schools will challenge themselves with the recipe 'bruvèt a bac of easen' (eel speciality), the most traditional among the eel recipes of the Comacchiese kitchen. They will be evaluated by the jury chaired by renowned journalist and gastronome Carlo Cambi.

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