This rather young grape harvest festival in Bellinzona has quickly established itself.
No wonder, because the four-day PerBacco! festival offers just the right balance of entertainment and cultural exploration. Be it parades or concerts on the various stages, the streets of Bellinzona's historic center will be filled with sights and sounds.
Paying tribute to Bellinzona's long tradition in viticulture, the program allows all ages to connect with the wine culture. Be it through guided tours or wine tastings, PerBacco! is a great chance to learn about this important part of Swiss heritage. One event not to miss is the pressing of the grapes on Saturday.
More than two dozen wine producers will be offering their vintages for tastings. Among the vast selection, we will be looking out for the local Bianco di Merlot by brothers Luca and Carlo Frasa.
The PerBacco! Market
Bellinzona has a regular Saturday market which we highly recommend. But on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival, this outdoor market will be showcasing additional producers. Think booths selling everything from locally produced salami or jams to clothing, handmade jewelry or greeting cards.
- Friday from 5 PM until midnight
- Saturday from 4 PM until midnight
- Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM
About the 2019 Photo Contest
When you visit PerBacco!, bring along your camera and capture the essence of Ticino's wine culture. Be it scenic vineyards, wine tastings in rustic cellars or the wine-growers themselves: you may submit your entries through the website in order to be awarded a prize by the jury.
(All photographs copyright PerBacco Bellinzona/Flickr)
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