COME TO TUSCANY IN THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: THE BEST CHESTNUT FESTIVALS ARE WAITING FOR YOU
Autumn is synonymous with chestnuts … There are many truffle and chestnut fairs scattered throughout Tuscany.
Autumn, in fact, is a very rich month in these fruits of the subsoil: the truffle manages to enrich the dishes of any menu while the chestnut manages to be a fundamental and particular raw material to create traditional and high-level dishes.
How to forget the typical chestnut polenta, fritters, boiled chestnuts or roasted chestnuts?
These delicacies take us back in time, when our grandparents and our ancestors had very little food available and had to make do to survive.
It was precisely in those moments that unique, traditional and characteristic delicacies were created.
Come and visit San Gimignano: you will have the chance to taste these foods and to discover an excellent food culture
The Chestnut Festival in San Gimignano
The Chestnut Festival is not only celebrated in San Gimignano: during the month of October you can attend those of Arcidosso, Abbadia San Salvatore, on the Amiata Mountain, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Marradi, Piteglio and some in the province of Arezzo .
If, on the other hand, you have chosen to stay in a hotel in San Gimignano, you can attend the Chestnuts and Vino Novo event.
The events of this unmissable festival are the following: October 30th-31st, November 1st, every Sunday in November and more, December 8th-10th.
Choose the date that is right for you, reach Piazza del Duomo and taste the excellent hot chestnuts accompanied by a glass of new wine.
Besides being a way to taste local products, you can warm up during a walk in the historical center, in a definitely more intimate than the one to which you have certainly seen during the spring and summer months.
The event is organized every year by the Knights of Santa Fina Association, whose volunteers will work with their own stands just below the loggia of the Municipality to wait for you, from the morning to 10.00 am until the evening at 7.00 pm, and spend pleasant moments together.
Visitors, in addition to being able to celebrate the chestnut and wine of San Gimignano, will be able to share their shots on Socials with the hastag #castagnevinonovo, becoming a part of and increasing the popularity of our tradition even more. What are you waiting for?
Come visit San Gimignano in November and December: over the many other special experiences and discoveries that you can do, you can also see this unmissable Chestnut Festival.