One of the top 10 chestnut festivals in Italy (according to Gambero Rosso) is held in Abruzzo in the mural town of Tufo di Carsoli on the weekend of October 21 & 22.
If you are visiting Abruzzo in October, you may pick up the words sagre delle castagne or castagnata – which refers to a dedicated chestnut festival which is one of the many harvests and reasons to make a beeline to Abruzzo in the Autumn.
The Autumn Flavors Festival, celebrating the chestnut and other regional products of Roveto Valley, returns to the historic village of Canistro Superiore (AQ) on Sunday, October 15th, 2023. This vibrant event is organised by the “Donne 2000” Association and has become a cherished tradition.
The aim of this eno-gastronomic event is to introduce visitors to the chestnut “Roscetta”, a typical variety of the Valle Roveto and, at the same time, re-evaluate and give new life to the small town of Civitella Roveto.
On the last weekend of October, Opi one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a “stronghold” of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise will dress up in the colours and flavours of Autumn with its ancient festival.
“The Notte Nera, “Black Night” is back in Castel di Ieri hosted in its historic centre. A party for all tastes and all ages, from 14.00 to midnight. There will be the opportunity to trek and visit places rich in local history and culture, enjoy some wonderful local dishes on your return as well as some music at the evening concert!
Join Perano’s street food and wine tour with plenty of opportunities to try typical local products, new wine and enjoy the gala of the greatest wines of Abruzzo!
On the scariest night of the year, put on your scariest disguise and come and visit the Roccascalegna castle at night!
Not just roast chestnuts at Tagliacozzo’s Cantine nella Roccia autumn-themed open cellar sagra. There are plenty of local autumn dishes to try and take delight in and plenty of music and crafts too!
Who can resist the alluring smell of roasted chestnuts, especially when combined with fabulous local dishes and the discovery of an Italian village like Canistro Sante Croce (AQ)?