Combai Chestnut Festival

October is the month of the chestnut harvest and there are chestnut festivals all over Italy.Festa dei Marroni is unusual in that it takes place during the week as well as at weekends. It takes place from 8th to 31st October, everyday till midnight, visitors can enjoy tastings of sweet dishes, honey and ice cream based on chestnuts whilst in the streets there will be exhibitions of almost forgotten crafts.

Combai chestnuts are produced over an area of 274 square kilometres and historically, chestnuts have always been important to the economy of the town and eleven others in Treviso Province. Medieval documents describe the soil of the area as particularly suited to the cultivation of chestnuts and the nuts are almost elliptical in shape. Chestnuts are documented to have been grown around Combai since Medieval Times and, known as marroni di Comabi, are of the most famous in all of Italy.

If you are holidaying in Italy during this time, you cannot miss Festa dei Marroni or the chestnut festival. You can sample the chestnuts of the region and the delicacies. It is a good idea to hire a car to go around the place or take you to Combai from other places in Italy. Renting a car is an easy process if you do some online research before you hire a car to check out all the economy packages available with the car rentals in Italy. www.car-rental-italy.com has a spectrum of car rental packages to satiate the commuting needs of the tourists in Italy. They provide cars on hire at economical rates to tourists and renting a car is advisable for tourists as it gives them scope to explore the places on the go and cherish the essence of Italy to the core.

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