Chestnut Fest

65th edition

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  • Place
    Montanara, 1 - Castel del Rio
  • Events
    Festivals and celebrations
  • Interests
    Food Valley

Castel del Rio Chestnut Fest is held every Sunday from October 10th to 31st.

The center of the village hosts the traditional chestnut market, with exhibitions of products and technical conventions. 

It is possible to taste the local delicacies both in the stands set up in the square and in the numerous local restaurants. There are many local dishes in which chestnuts are the main ingredients. Just to name a few you can taste the castagnaccio, the chestnut-flour polenta, the roasted chestnuts, capaltaz, pancakes and chestnut truffles.
Many menus re-introduce the typical dishes from the poor mountain cuisine, when chestnuts were the only ingredient available on the table of the numerous poor families, since the Middle Ages.

Today these dishes have been combined with others, and some new ones have even been created from the imaginations of chefs and restaurateurs who have been able to adapt the flavors of this particular product to the tastes of our time.

Also scheduled are conferences and interesting evenings where history and culture merge with gastronomy.


  • Montanara, 1 - Castel del Rio
10 - 31 October 2021
sunday only
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Last update 25/09/2021

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