Chestnut Feast in Soriano del Cimino
29 September-15 October 2023. Chestnuts, good food, workshops
From September 29th to October 15th 2023 in Soriano nel Cimino, in the Province of Viterbo, takes place the Chestnut Feast.
The origin of the Chestnut Feast dates back to the 15th Century when the City Council established the first celebration in honor of the local specialty: chestnuts.
The current feast, at its 56th edition, took place for the first time in 1968 and it consists of two main sections: the historical reenactment and the celebrations or workshops in honor of the chestnut, the fruit that has nourished the entire rural communities for centuries.
During these days Soriano is 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: 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. As per tradition, the taverns of the districts, make traditional and historical recipes.More Information >>>