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20* Festival della Castagna - Opening

Location: Village square, Vicosoprano

28.09.2024 10:00

The 20th Festival della Castagna begins today! With music, entertainment and of course many chestnut specialties, we celebrate the beginning of the harvest season together.

The festival begins in the square in Vicosoprano with a welcome coffee, official speeches, chestnut farmers pounding chestnuts and dancers from the Scuola di Musica Bregaglia. The event continues with a panel discussion entitled ‘20 years of the Festival della Castagna: looking back and looking to the future’ and chestnut specialities, including the traditional Castegna da Calendamarz with bacon and whipped cream! The afternoon will end with singing with the schoolchildren of the valley.

Place Vicosoprano village square
Time 10.00 - 15.30
Language Italian/German
Registration not necessary

The event will take place in all weathers.

from 10.00 Welcome coffee, chestnut blossom syrup and chestnut cake for everyone
Sales stand with fine Bergeller products (from 10.00 to 15.30)
10.30 Official opening with the mayor Fernando Giovanoli, chestnut pounding with the Associazione castanicoltori Bregaglia, performance by the dancers of the Scuola di Musica Bregaglia
11.00 ‘20 years of the Festival della Castagna: looking back and looking to the future’, a panel discussion moderated by Maurizio Michael, Member of Parliament
from 12.00 Chestnut soup, chestnuts with bacon and cream, Vermicelles tartlets
15.00 songs of the valley schoolchildren
15.30 End of the event


Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Festival della Castagna
Strada cantonale 140
CH-7605 Stampa
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