Fiera di Sant'Abbondio

This year’s historical Sant’Abbondio fair will take place in an innovative new form due to Covid-19 as well as the measures still in place to contain the spread of infections.
After the religious celebrations of the patron saint of the city, the guided visits to the complex of the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio and the traditional concert in honor of Sant'Abbondio have been held, the event has been postponed to next September 13th, in the market area in viale Cesare Battisti and viale Cattaneo, involving the occasional agricultural market with the sale of local and traditional quality agri-food products from the provincial territory and surrounding areas, and 0 km markets with products from local farms. Although it will not be possible to use the tensile structure in the Sant’Abbondio area, it has been activated a procedure to identify non-profit organizations and associations for only the takeaway of typical local dishes, gourmet proposals related to the territory, local wines and beers.
The traditional zootechnical fair will take place as usual. Como will be the first city to organize this fair since the start of the outbreak.

Sunday September 13th, 2020

8.00am to 1.00pm
Viale Cattaneo (between via Diaz and via Volta)
Contest award ceremony (by invitation)
Palazzo Cernezzi

From 10.00am to 6.00pm
Viale Battisti (from Torre San Vitale to via Carducci)
Viale Cattaneo (from Porta Torre to Via Diaz)
curated by Coldiretti and Comac (Consorzio Mercato Agricoltori Comaschi)

Till 6.00pm
Viale Battisti (from via Carducci to Porta Torre)
Typical Larian Kilometre – Producers in the kitchen
A Slow Food Como initiative in collaboration with Agriturismo Guarisco of Cavallasca
Take-away tasting of traditional local dishes reinterpreted by Benedetta Briccola (a young chef from Como) with products from the agricultural business of Pietro Agostinelli (a young agricultural entrepreneur) and other companies in the Larian supply chain

Menu and prices: (in Italian)
(the proceeds will be donated towards the setting up of an educational garden at one of the schools in Como)
Parmigiana & semuda  8€
Mortadella di fegato, crostone di polenta e fichi 8€
Orzotto con zincarlin, zucchine e  pomodori confit 7€
Luganiga in umido con polenta 8€
Miascia 4€
Cutizza e frutti di bosco 4€
For the entire day, there will be an exhibition of horticultural products, events with young producers, as well as education and informative events based on the Slow Food idea of fair and sustainable agriculture and in support of biodiversity.


Monday August 31st, 2020

Open Air Market "Mercato Mercerie"
All day special opening, on the occasion of the patronal feast of Sant'Abbondio
Along the city walls in Viale Battisti

Concert of Sant'Abbondio - On the occasion of the patron saint's festival
Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, via Regina - Como
Melpomene Trio
Soprano Hiroko Ito
Organ Andrea Schiavio

The initiatives of the Diocese of Como for the solemnity of Sant'Abbondio (in Italian)


From August 29th until 31st you can also enjoy free guided tours in Italian of the Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and of the Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano


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