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Olivagando in Magione, Perugia, Italy (November) – You’d be hard-pressed (no pun intended) to find better olive oil than that which comes out of the Lake Trasimeno area of Perugia. Or, we should say, doesn’t come out. The fine oil made from local dolce agogia olives is not exported out of the country, making the annual Olivagando festival that much more of a must-visit event for foodies. The occasion brings together all branches of the olive oil production process, from the growers to the oil mills and processing companies, to feast on the fruits of their efforts. There’s also olive oil tastings, workshops, activities for kids, an antique market and tours of the countryside on horseback, all culminating in a grand medieval banquet (held at a 12th-century castle, no less) attended by the Magione Theatrical Company who entertain guests with song, dance and folklore. magionecultura.it