Sagra del Fungo e della Castagna -Mushrooms and Chestnuts Festival

While you are on a holiday in Tuscany, Italy, you will have plenty of additional opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of Tuscany and the spirit of medieval times. The area’s beautiful villages are the perfect setting for numerous Medieval fairs, animated by characters in historical costumes, minstrels and storytellers, wandering musicians, flag throwers and many others simply enjoying the thought of stepping back in time. There are also many festivals dedicated around a particular local product, usually starting in early summer and continuing on through the fall when local specialties (truffles, wine, olive oil, chestnuts) come into season. But if you are coming to Tuscany during other periods of the year, don’t worry as there is always something going on.

Vivo d’Orcia is a small village near Castiglione d’Orcia, and it holds its mushroom (fungo) and chestnut (castagna) festival on the second and third weekends of October. The town divides into two parts for the Palio del Boscaiolo in which the teams, using antique saws, have to cut logs into stools and tables, where they then eat a polenta dish that the rest of the team has prepared in the meantime. There is a nature walk where mushroom species are explained, but the main attraction is the range of local porcini mushroom dishes available, and the sale of porcini and chestnuts.

You can check out this event while you are there on a holiday in Italy in October. It is suggested that you hire a car to go around and check the local flavor of the season. Driving through the streets can get you to explore some real delights. Hiring a car is the best way to explore the Italian treats and breath taking picturesque Italian valleys and countryside locations. car-rental-italy provides car rental at economical prices, especially for tourists all through the year. You can easily look up many car rental companies in one place and easily compare them to find the best package for cheap car rentals in Italy for a pleasurable trip through the place.

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