Sunday 19 May 2019, starting at 11:00 will be held the 53rd edition of the traditional Asparagus Festival of Rogaro 2019.
- 11:15 – Holy Mass in the Church of the Black Madonna.
- 12:15 – Awarding of the best bunch of asparagus. Enchantment of the bundles of asparagus present in the competition, and of the typical products of Rogaro.
- 12:30 – Tasting of asparagus in the typical restaurants of Rogaro and by the Pro Loco of Tremezzo, near the Tower of Rogaro.
The Asparagus Festival
Founded at the end of the 60’s in Rogaro (Tremezzina) by an initiative of the then Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno, it recovers an ancient local tradition that foresaw, close to the third Sunday of May, the administration of asparagus that were grown in the Plain of Rogaro. The Bernard tavern overlooking the square took the opportunity of the Festa della Madonna Nera for a weekend of celebration.
Boiled asparagus seasoned with local butter and parmesan cheese, accompanied by the classic uovo al cereghino (egg in the ox’s eye) were – and still are today – the protagonists of this event, which over the years has evolved offering traditional delicacies in local restaurants and in the square in front of the medieval Tower of Rogaro, recently restored to its former glory thanks to a careful restoration.
From the Tower of Rogaro, a natural terrace overlooking the beautiful Lake Como, you can admire an indescribable landscape. Among the peculiarities of the event is the preparation of colorful bunches of asparagus offered by individuals and restaurateurs.
Event organized by Restaurateurs and the Association Pro Loco di Tremezzo.
Details and more information in update.