Chestnut Festival: October in Emilia-Romagna

Chestnut Festival: October in Emilia-Romagna

Oct 11, 2020

Walk the streets of the famous ham, try the experience of beating parmesan in a typical dairy, get lost in the scents and sensations of local gastronomy by visiting all the traditional festivals and places: MyTour in Italy accompanies you to discover the smiling Emilia -Romagna.

Autumn in Emilia-Romagna, colors and flavors of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

autumn in Emilia Romagna

When the heat of summer is a memory that has just passed, autumn embraces its lands leaving an aura of magic. The temperate mid-season climate gives Emilia-Romagna an enchanted aspect between the beauty of the landscapes and the warmth of the village festivals. Nature with its rhythms gives landscapes the color of love for places and the typical warmth of Emilian hospitality.

The beautiful Tidone Valley with its castles and fortresses, with its fruits reminiscent of Malvasia, Conca Valley and its suggestive villages, the majesty of the Casentisesi forests with chestnut, larch and beech woods. These are some of the suggestions that the region can offer. The typical autumn events in Emilia, add flavor to the charm of the places. Rediscovering the authenticity of the wines, cheeses and specialties of the villages can be an excellent starting point for a journey to discover the area of ​​the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.

Emilian festivals: a tradition that has been going on for years

Asparagus, wine, oil, artichoke are the simple and concrete ingredients that accompany you on the taste tour in Emilia-Romagna. A region that has always been animated by the typical spirit of hospitality and celebration, Emilia-Romagna is the land of Italian excellence. From the discovery of Lambrusco Grasparossa to the Parmigiano Reggiano passing through the discovery of Culatello, the events of the Emilian autumn are a great way to discover how beautiful and precious these lands have to show.

For a classic autumn in a slow style, the region opens with a series of itineraries to discover and taste. A visit to the cellars that celebrate the harvest can be a way to rediscover the wine excellences that the region can offer. Tasting the porcini mushroom at the Borgotaro fair is equivalent to immersing yourself in the typical atmosphere of the village festival, taking a dip in the past and touching the tradition that becomes flavor. The many chestnut festivals are a way to get to know an ancient tradition that is still preserved today in the flavors of typical autumn dishes.

Good autumn food: chestnuts accompanied by Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano ReggianoClose your eyes to deeply grasp the taste notes that a good chestnut-based dish can give. Let yourself be conquered by the scent of the real dishes of the Emilian tradition. All this can partly describe the sensations that a tour in the Emilian taste can transmit. Visiting a typical chestnut festival in October can be the right idea for a journey into the flavors of the region. The chestnut has embraced the Emilian tradition since time immemorial. Especially during periods of poor grain harvesting, the chestnut fruit represented the food resource especially in mountain communities.

The flavor of the typical “ballotte”, chestnuts boiled in water, and the scent of “roasted chestnuts”, typical for cooking under the ashes, are examples of how ancient the tradition of chestnuts is in these places. Accompanied by the excellent ham and the typical Parmesan , chestnuts underline the taste notes of the Emilian excellences. Finishing with a slice of chestnut cake made with sultanas, chestnut flour, pine nuts and a sprig of rosemary is the best invitation to discover the flavors of the region of the smile even in autumn.

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