Collecting Chestnuts…

Fall is coming and its seasonal fruits are ready to be collected…..

Backpack and boots on (mind the burrs!) and off to collect chestnuts. A delicious fruit which can be roasted or enjoyed in pasta, cakes and second courses.  For more than a thousand years, chestnut trees have characterized the history, the economy and the landscape of the Triangolo Lariano. Still nowadays, although fewer and fewer people make a living out of agriculture, fruit and chestnut trees still define the identity of local areas and culture. Collecting chestnuts is a nice idea to spend a day with your family and children will have fun in gathering as many chestnuts as they can.   Here are some tips for a fun chestnut day!

BARNI

The “Castanun de Buncava” is a huge chestnut tree located in Barni. To reach it, you drive to Ristorante La Madonnina on the road connecting Barni to Conca di Crezzo. From there, you walk along a path going South-West and then turn right, following the signs to the Castanun.

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LA SELVA DI CAGLIO

Caglio has beautiful woods. You can discover them with a circular route which goes across different landscapes and reaches quiet pastures in Caglio and Sormano.

Here you are on the panoramic watershed dividing Lambro river and Nosée stream.

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VALBRONA

The Santuario della Madonna della Febbre (Sanctuary of Mary of the Fever) is located along the ancient pathway connecting Valbrona and the lake.

Departing from the Church of San Rocco, you walk along Via Ziniga and then you take on your left an unpaved road which goes downwards to the lake.

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REZZAGO

The wood of Rezzago stretches out on the plain of Enco, in the heart of the Triangolo Lariano.

Departing from Piazza Felice de Mattia, you can follow the “Sentiero del Castagno”, the chestnut path.

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