Biscotto della Fiera di San Lazzaro


Biscuit of San Lazzaro Fair

Biscuits of San Lazzaro Fair - Comune di San Lazzaro di Savena
Biscuits of San Lazzaro Fair - Comune di San Lazzaro di Savena

The biscuit of  the “Fiera di San Lazzaro” (San Lazzaro Fair) owes its birth to the recovery of an old recipe used on the occasion of this 180-year old event celebrated by a Bolognese traditional song, made famous in a version by Francesco Guccini.


According to tradition, farmers and cattle dealers were offered the biscuit while sitting at the negotiating table. It seemed that this biscuit brought luck, even though it hasn't been proved yet: its wholesomeness is, on the contrary, a sure thing.


A famous local biscuit factory has recently supplemented the original recipe with a chocolate version of the same biscuit. 


The savoury biscuit can be tasted on the occasion of the Fiera di San Lazzaro (San Lazzaro Fair), which takes place in the town of San Lazzaro every year between the end of July and the beginning of August. Many people also arrive from outside region purposely to taste the savoury biscuit.


The biscuit, which is named Al biscot d'la fira ed Sanlazar (biscotto della Fiera di San Lazzaro in the local dialect) can be also purchased at Panificio Fratelli Lelli, Via Jussi Carlo 16 - 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena  (BO), tel. 0039 051 463333.

Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Bracci 1 - 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)

Phone: +39 051 6228174   

Fax +39 051 6228283

Opening times:
Mon, Wed and Fri 8am-12.30pm

Tue 8am-1pm

Thu 8am-1pm, 2.30pm-6pm


Last update: 09-09-2019