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Savigliano QuintEssenza returns with herbs, spices and aromas

From herbal medicine to cosmetics, from nutrition to nursery gardening: all this is QuintEssenza, which returns to Savigliano for its twenty-second edition on Sunday 19th May at 9.00.

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This event, organised by the Fondazione Ente Manifestazioni of Savigliano, invades with its perfumes, colours and flowers the historical centre and  this edition will have a more extended itinerary. In fact, this year, it will be fitted out also via Garibaldi and the cloister of the ex Convento di Santa Monica, current seat of the University of Turin.

As always QuintEssenza is an hymn to the knowledge of the herbalist tradition, spices and scents of the territory between past and present. The event enhances quality products and the territory. The exhibition area, divided into thematic areas, hosts companies specialised in herbal medicine, cosmetics and nursery gardening, with their strictly natural, sustainable and quality products.

The streets of the city change name for a day

For a day the historic centre of Savigliano, which hosts the most fragrant and colourful market exhibition ever, will become almost unrecognisable even for fellow citizens. This year the area dedicated to QuintEssenza will be even bigger and will see its heart in “Piazza delle Erbe” (Piazza Santa Rosa), an open-air market where from 9am to 7pmon Sunday 19th May it will be possible to discover quality and virtue of medicinal plants and essences. Here exhibitors will accompany the public to discover smells and remote knowledge about the benefits and uses of classic herbal products, such as Pancalieri’s peppermint or medicinal plant extracts; essential syrups, artisanal liqueurs and herbal or liquorice based grappas. A journey that also touches distant lands with natural incenses, Ayurveda products and eco-sustainable cosmetics. All strictly natural for the well-being of the person.

Also this year Piazza Cesare Battisti is transformed into the “open-air garden”, with spring flowers, geraniums, surfines, aromatic plants, flowering perennials, ornamental and garden plants and services for ornamental green trees.

Piazza Molineri instead will host “the Island of green and perfumes”, a corner dedicated to flower and garden lovers, while via Garibaldi for the first year will host the Campagna Amica market curated by Coldiretti with fresh and processed healthy, genuine products and 100% Italian. On the other hand, Confagricoltura will set up a space dedicated to its associates that propose products of km0, seasonal and high quality, thus extending the path of Quintessence.

Craft and hobby artefacts will be the protagonists of the “streets of hobbyists”, in via Alfieri, via Torino, corso Roma, pier in piazza del Popolo, via Sant’Andrea, via Tapparelli and Piazza Turletti.

Waiting for QuintEssenza: Saturday’s events

For  QuintEssenza, Savigliano will come alive for the whole weekend and already from Saturday, May 18th,  it will propose events and activities for all ages.

At the Museo Civico A. Olmo in via San Francesco from 3 to 6.30 pm it will be possible to visit, accompanied by a guide, the Ancient Pharmacy of the SS. Annunziata and the photo exhibition “MICROMONDO: life invisible to the eyes. Where, how and why plants produce the active ingredients “, by the Association A.L.T.E.A.

Admission to the A. Olmo Civic Museum and Gipsoteca Davide Calandra is free.

For food lovers there is a space also for the palate at the Rock & Food event in Piazza Turletti, conceived and curated by the Consulta Giovani. At 4 pm the conference “Healthy good food right” is scheduled with Silvio Barbero, interviewed by the Rai journalist Beppe Lovera. At 6 pm a musical moment, with a concert by the young songwriter from Savona, Simone Durando. At the Multifunctional Wing of Piazza del Popolo at 7pm the appointment is with the Savijam Street basket Game and at 7.30pm continue with Street food and craft beers. From 21.30 live music with Hettard, Riserva Moac and to follow Dj Set.

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