20° Festival della Castagna of Val Bregaglia

28th September  – 20th October 2024

In Sottoporta, the lower part of Val Bregaglia, between the villages of Soglio, Bondo and Castasegna, there are the largest cultivated chestnut groves in Europe. Their fruit, the chestnut, has played a very important role in our valley south of the Swiss Alps, especially during times of crisis. The Festival della Castagna celebrates its 20th edition this year. Come and celebrate this milestone with us and take part in the events in honor of this very important fruit for the valley.

Over the course of three weeks we offer interesting guided tours, markets, conferences, delicious tastings and various walks dedicated to chestnuts. The events of our pastry chefs, where some secrets of the chestnut cake are revealed, are very popular. Small and large celebrations take place, where everyone is warmly invited.


First Week (28.09. - 06.10.2024)

Second Week (07.10. - 13.10.2024)

Third Week (14.10. - 20.10.2024)




Ordering Bregagliotte chestnuts
On Bregaglia Shop you will find our chestnut specialties and fresh Bregaglia chestnuts. The Marca Bregaglia seal guarantees provenance of the products.
Bregaglia Online Shop.

The chestnut trees are privately owned. Therefore it is prohibited to collect chestnuts in the forests. Collection for own use is permitted only in two areas marked on the map below. In Plazza on the Promontogno-Soglio PostBus line and in Brentan on the path between Plazza and Castasegna.
Map of the areas

Ranger & Info Bregaglia Engadin Tourism
During the Chestnut Festival you will meet rangers in the Plazza / Brentan chestnut grove. They will raise your awareness by giving you important information on cultivation, private ownership in the chestnut grove and the value of the chestnut for the owners of the forest.

Bregaglia Engadin Turismo will be present with a stall during the Festival in the Brentan chestnut grove, from 10.00 to 15.00.
For any questions or information please visit us.

Support the Bregaglia chestnut growers' association by purchasing the badge.
Cost: CHF 8.-
You can buy the badge in the tourist information points Maloja/Soglio an on

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