Monte Veronese Consortium
The Consortium for the protection of Monte Veronese DOP cheese is a partner of Tocatì , the International Street Games Festival to be held in Verona from 17 to 19 September 2021 . The 19th edition of the Festival is organized by the Ancient Games Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Verona and with the patronage of the Veneto Region and the Province of Verona. To indicate the leitmotif of the events and to orient yourself on the map, there will be different colors : red identifies the games, blue the encounters and the yellow color distinguishes the places of the Festival dedicated to flavors . Like the Osteria del Gioco in the courtyard of Palazzo Forti , a historic and elegant building in the city of Verona: a new location for the Osteria most loved by the Festival audience, which is once again a safe haven where to meet and witness the desire for conviviality. and lightheartedness. Here you can taste the typical flavors of the territory, which will be present thanks to the partnership with the Consortium for the protection of Monte Veronese DOP , the cheese of the Lessini Mountains.
“The enhancement of the products of our territory is always important - explains Alfonso Albi , president of the Consortium - especially in joyful and festive contexts like this one. Play is essential for growth and learning, so too is discovering flavors and their history. We are happy to participate as a partner and to bring our cheeses to taste, now Tòca-a-tì: from the Veronese dialect which means it's up to you, may this be a beautiful edition! ".
Together with the Monte Veronese DOP cheeses, offered in different ages, it will be possible to taste products from the Coldiretti area and the wines of Cantine di Verona. For the public it will be possible to reach L'Osteria del Gioco in Palazzo Forti, in Via Achille Forti 1, Friday 17 from 18.00 to 22.30, Saturday 18 from 11.00 to 23.00 and Sunday 19 from 11.00 to 20.00.
A novelty , to strengthen its link with the playful culture, is the possibility of finding games even in the place of the Osteria . In fact, at Palazzo Forti there will be Awalè Wari - The sowing game proposed by the African Museum and the Gioco dei Forti by Veronauti. It will be a place designed for children and also equipped with services suitable for children, here the public will in fact also find a nursery , by Il Melograno, Maternity and Birth Information Center, where mothers and fathers can feel free to change. and breastfeed their own boys and girls.
"In this edition of the Festival, the reopening to the public of a historic place, heritage of the city, such as Palazzo Forti, is intertwined with the characteristic conviviality of the Osteria del Gioco - comments Giorgio Paolo Avigo , president of Associazione Giochi Antichi - this year even more strengthened by the presence of two games on site. We can only thank the Monte Veronese DOP Consortium for having supported and accompanied us since the first edition of the Festival, the Municipality of Verona in the direction of the Civic Museums and the Cariverona Foundation for their support ”.
The main theme of this year is water , which has always been able to favor commercial and cultural exchanges between countries, also facilitating the dissemination and knowledge of traditional games throughout Europe. The review will be a joyful moment to discover traditional international games , experiment with new ways of competing, listen to exciting stories and tales, which will make young and old dream on the crest of the sea waves.
The Tocatì Festival will take place in compliance with the ordinances and guidelines in force on the protection of public health.