Festa delle Castagne e dei Ricordi in Castell'Arquato

Taste
06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018

Festa delle Castagne e dei Ricordi in Castell'Arquato

The atmosphere and the taste of the past start the autumn season off in the name of tradition.

The first weekend of October is the springboard into an autumn full of flavours, which cannot be really considered started without the traditional “Festa delle Castagne e dei Ricordi” or Festival of Chestnuts and Memories in Castell’Arquato (PC), a true light illuminating the atmosphere and taste of a past that is rooted in farming culture. On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, this year will also see the Piacenza village open its doors to thousands of visitors and tourists to the pleasures of a table laid to honour the chestnut, prepared as bastürnon, meaning they arefreshly roasted on large woodfired braziers or presented in the form of the patona, the typical castagnaccio, a chestnut flour cake. The festival also offers tastings of wines from the Piacenza hills with a slightly different side dish of the unmissable exhibition of vintage tractors, parades, skill tests, re-enactments of old crafts and shows.