Sagra dell'arzdoura


Arzdoura's festival

Sagra dell'arzdoura - Comune di Malabergo
Sagra dell'arzdoura - Comune di Malabergo

Where: Altedo area parrocchiale e Via del Corso - 40051 Malalbergo (BO)
When: June 17-18 and 23-24, 2018



Altedo, a village 7 kms from Malalbergo, celebrates the arzdoura, an important female figure in the ancient peasant family of the Bolognese Plain.


And Altedo really does it in a delicious way! You can taste the typical dishes of the Bolognese tradition at the food stands built in the parish area: those dishes that the arzdoura had certainly prepared thousands and thousands of times with her own hands: tortellini, tortelloni, tagliatelle, lasagne, topped with the typical Bolognese sauce.


Music and dancing shows are on schedule every evening.


In dialect, the arzdoura or sdoura, (regent in Italian), was the landmark of the house: she held a bunch of keys tied to the belt and this denoted that it was really she who held the keys, to the kitchen as well as for administration. It was the most mature position of a female life characterized by flexibility, fairness and endurance.


The arzdoura did the housework being at the same time the supervisor, she took care of poultry and rabbits and weaved hemp and span to make dresses. She headed all the family women (daughters and daughters-in-law) who helped her in the household activities as well as in the farm work, such as harvesting, washing hemp, gathering leaves of trees for livestock, raising silkworms, making wine and crushing grapes.

Info sull'evento

Timetable: on Saturday dinner from 7.00pm, on Sunday lunch from noon, dinner from 7.00pm
Entrance: menu a la carte
Organization: Parish of Altedo e Comitato Sagra dell'Asparago
Info: Parish

ph. 051871183
Cel. 339 6783186

Come arrivare

Coming from Bologna, Altedo is located 7 Km before Malalbergo.

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Unità d'Italia 2 - 40051 Malalbergo

Ph: +39 051 6620210 

Fax: +39 051 6620243


Opening times

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm

Thu 2.30pm-5.45pm



Last update: 30-05-2018