In the southwest of Val Bregaglia, between the villages of Soglio, Bondo and Castasegna, you can find the largest 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.
Here are some special highlights from the programme:
2.10. & 9.10.2020 Count Charles de Salis leads through his palace in Bondo
4.10. & 18.10.2020, "Caminä e mangä" - a walk in seven courses through the chestnut forest
9 & 10.10.2020, cooking laboratory, foodstyling and photography with the Zurich food blogger Nicci Giger / mags FrischDownload 4704506_LeporellFdCweb.pdf