18th Festival della Castagna 2022
24th September – 23th October 2022
We would like to thank you, our partners, who made the numerous events possible during one month, from 25.09.2021 to 24.10.2021. We would like to thank all 1779 visitors to the various smaller and larger events for their visit and hope that you will be able to take many beautiful autumnal memories from the Bregaglia chestnut forest with you into your everyday lives.
We look forward to celebrating the 18th Festival della Castagna together with you next year from 24.09.2022 to 23.10.2022.
See you soon in the Bregaglia chestnut forest!
In the southwest of Val Bregaglia, between the villages of Soglio, Bondo and Castasegna, you can find one of the largest cultivated chestnut groves in Europe. Their fruit, the sweet chestnut, has long played an important role as a crisis-proof food in our southern valley of the Swiss Alps. October marks the beginning of the harvest season, which has always been celebrated by the farmers with a good drink of wine and chestnuts roasted on the fire.
The Chestnut Festival continues in this tradition and aims to bring this precious food back to our guests. For four weeks we organise interesting guided tours, delicious tastings and varied walks around the chestnut. There are concerts, readings and lectures. Very much in demand are the introductions to the secrets of the chestnut tart, which our confectioners and pastry chefs reveal. And we celebrate, bigger and smaller parties, to which we invite everyone very warmly.
Finally, one more request: The chestnut trees are privately owned, their cultivation takes much time and energy. We kindly ask you not to enter the groves or collect chestnuts. There are designated collection points at Soglio Plazza and Brentan Castasegna. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Areas for the free collection of chestnuts (for own use):
- In Plazza (busline Promontogno-Soglio). Coming from Promontogno, the area is on the left.
- In Brentan, on the trail between Plazza and Castasegna (approx. 1 km from Castasegna)
Map of the areas Pdf program 2021 DE/IT
Festival della Castagna 2021