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.
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
Cel. 339 6783186
Coming from Bologna, Altedo is located 7 Km before Malalbergo.
URP - Public Relations Office
Address: Piazza Unità d'Italia 2 - 40051 Malalbergo
Ph: +39 051 6620210
Fax: +39 051 6620243
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat 8.30am-12.30pm
Last update: 30-05-2018