Crastatone – Piancastagnaio
30 October-1 November 2021. The smell of roasted chestnuts and delicious chestnut recipes
Crastatone in Piancastagnaio (in the Province of Siena), now in its 54th edition, is one of the oldest and most important chestnut festivals in the Monte Amiata area.
From October 30th to November 1st 2021, the medieval village celebrates the end of the chestnut harvest season and the arrival of Winter with a festival full of events.
Visitors can enjoy art exhibitions, buy presents in the art & craft fairs or taste local delicacies in the restaurants of Piancastagnaio.
A truly magical atmosphere. Poet Eugenio Montale once described Piancastagnaio with the following words, “…shrouded by spirals of mist that from the valley climb up to the top of Mount Amiata… carrying a band of elves and the scent of fresh mushrooms… mixed with the smell of the chestnuts exploding in the fireplace…”
Chestnuts, which has been the only food source available to the inhabitants of Mount Amiata until the end of World War II, is the star of the festival: crastate (roasted chestnuts), brodolose (boiled chestnuts with fennel), vecchierelle (dried chestnuts), suggioli (boiled chestnuts with peel), castagnaccio (chestnut flour cake), pulenna doicce (sweet polenta).
Open wine cellars, wine and food tastings, music, dancing, folk groups, market, and exhibitions liven up the streets of the small historic center of Piancastagnaio.
The name “Crastatone” comes from the verb “crastare” (in dialect), namely the action of making a slice across the top of a chestnut before roasting it.
– it is mandatory the reservation in order to eat in the tavern.
Call the tourist office for further info +39 0577 784134
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