Following Tuscany’s chestnut trail

Sampling the pleasures of autumn in Italy

Do you want to get away from the city's hustle and bustle and discover the pleasures of by-gone times? From the mountains of the Mugello to the country side of Chianti, you'll find a whole series of lovely hamlets where you can sample local traditions, historical treasures and must-try food festivals. The Mugello area is a great place to go if you're looking to try some of autumn's delicacies. It's the land of the 'Marrone Mugello IGP' a delectable variety of chestnuts.

Not so long ago, the chestnut was a prime staple food for people living in this mountainous area. Today, visitors to Marradi won't want to miss sampling the famed 'Torta di Marroni' or the area's typical 'castagnaccio', a flat cake made with chestnut flour.

Those who wish to discover territories linked to the chestnut harvest will want to make a journey toward the rolling slopes of the Casentino. Monte Amata, known as the 'Chestnut Mountain' hosts a variety of itineraries for visitors intent of discovering the area.

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22 Oct 2016

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