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Chestnut Festival in Soriano

2-11 October 2020, the festival celebrating chestnuts and the history of Soriano.

Chestnut Festival in Soriano - Lazio Italy
02 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020 Lazio -Soriano nel Cimino (Viterbo)  Folklore | Food/Wine

The Chestnut Festival is a historical reenactment taking place in Soriano nel Cimino, in the Province of Viterbo, on the first two weekends of October (2-3-4, 9-10-11 October 2020).

The origin of the festival dates back to the 15th Century when the City Council established the first celebration in honor of the local specialty: chestnuts.

The modern version of the festival took place for the first time in 1968 and it consists of two main sections: the historical reenactment and the celebrations in honor of the chestnut, the fruit that has nourished entire rural communities for centuries.

During these days Soriano wrapped in a very suggestive atmosphere: the decorations are very rich which gives life to commemorative scenes between facts that really happened and magical ones.

The program of the chestnut festival is filled with interesting events:
Food and wine tasting at Taverne dei Quattro Rioni
– Convivium Secretum ( 9th edition): a historical cooking contest between the four districts of the town, preparing Medieval and Renaissance recipes
Ring Jousting
Archery Tournament
Popular traditional games
– The historical reenactment recreating the main historical events of Soriano from 1200 to 1489
– The sumptuous historical parade featuring more than 700 actors dressed up with Medieval costumes.

(photos: website of the event)

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