5-28 May: Rice & Roses Fair

Riso e Rose fair in Monferrato

From May 5th to 28th, all over Monferrato, there are fairs and events under the canopy title “Riso e Rose Festival”, the Rice and Roses Fairs, presided over by the iconic “La Monferrina”, symbolic mask of Monferrato’s bounty and hospitality. Thirty communities, from Casale city to tiny villages, host alternating parties every weekend of the month, with themes of local enogastronomy, culture, traditions, art, music, botany, sport, artisanal and antiques markets.

Here the list of every Riso & Rose fairs.


Main Event

from 5th to 28th May – Casale Monferrato
Monferrato’s Unesco Capital

From 6th to 7th May


  • Terruggia
    Vivere in Campagna
  • Ponzano Monferrato
    Ponzano’s Gardens, Art & Food
  • Rosignano Monferrato (7th may)
    Ricami diVini embroidery and Pietra da Cantoni


Side Events

  • Treville
    4° Monferrato Race Run
  • Fubine Monferrato (7th May)
    44° Asparagus Festival


From 13th to 14th May


  • Cella Monte
    The hills in bloom
  • Ozzano Monferrato
    Rosantico Ozzano remembers and recounts himself
  • Valmacca (14th May)
    Riso & Rose and Asparagus Festival
  • Pecetto di Valenza
    Goddes Nature


From 20th to 21st May – Coniolo


  • Coniolo
    Coniolo Flowers
  • Pontestura (21st May)
    Art Music Food and Wine
  • Fontanetto Po
    Water and Rice in the Po’s lands.
  • Sala Monferrato
    Eat in Sala
  • Murisengo
    Rice & Roses in Music
  • Mirabello Monferrato (21st May)
    The Village Sunday
  • Quargnento
    34° White Goose Palio and Extemporaneous Painting “The way home” dedicated to Carlo Carrà
  • Giarole
    The Moon of Beltane
  • Sartirana
    Moving Nature
  • Mede (21st May)
    Rice & Roses in Lomellina


Side Events

  • Occimiano (20th May)
    Vivaldi in Occimiano
  • Moncalvo (From 19th to 21st May)
    Patronal celebration day of St. Anthony
  • Gabiano’s Castle (21st May)
    Historical National Day


From 27th to 28th May


  • Gabiano’s Castle (28th May)
    Opens Castle and Open Cellars
  • Camino
    We go to the Po river
  • Morano sul Po
    A day on the farm through the rice fields
  • Breme (28th May)
    Bike ride & risotto
  • Castell’Alfero (28th May)
    The Surprise of the Rose garden


Side Events

  • Villamiroglio, Gabiano and Mombello (28th May)
    Walking with Don Bosco
  • Varoius locations (28th May)
    National Mining Day 2017: Industrial arheology tour in Monferrato
  • Altavilla M.to (28th May)
    Open Cellars of Mazzetti d’Altavilla grappa distillery



Most of the events are free entry. Tastings and meals and visits to castles are to pay (usually from 5 to 20 Euros)


Address and contacts
Mon.D.O. (organizer)
c/o Info Point of Casale Monferrato
Piazza Castello
15033 Casale Monferrato AL
Mobile: +39 0142 444330
Website: http://www.monferrato.org/eng/
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monferratodomandaofferta


Various municipalities of Monferrato, read the description


From 5th to 28th May 2017