Sagra dei osei
The town of Sacile can be reached by train or by public coach services provided in nearby towns.
During the festival you can find many enticing kiosks full of scrumptious foods and wines typical of the area. For elegant dining the refined Il Pedrocchino restaurant is recommended or choose from other places full of charm such as All’antica osteria, La Piola and Cavour restaurants.
On 2 August 1274 the Patriarch of Aquileia granted to the citizens of Sacile the right to move the market of San Lorenzo inside the city walls. Every year from that day forth, on the first Sunday after Ferragosto (Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August) the famous Sagra dei Osei (Festival of Birds) is held. When the very first rays of the sun cross the land and most people are still snug in bed, the enchanting Festival begins. The songbirds begin their melodious tunes and the competition is in act. A commission of experts choose a champion songbird for every category. The festival also features an exhibit of farm animals, once part of the ancient San Lorenzo market.
Other initiatives add excitement to the festival: the spellbinding bird whistling contest, the honey exhibition, the exhibition of superb D.O.C. wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia, a display of hunting weapons, other various shows and live music for all ages.
Sagra dei oseiVia Zancanaro, 4
33077 Sacile (PN)
Telefono: 0434 72273 Fax: 0434 737925
Prima domenica dopo ferragosto