Chestnuts

Allrounder Chestnut: honey, pasta and Co.

The Chestnut is a typical type of tree on the south side of the Alps, which is between about 200 and 1000 metres above sea level.  This tree can reach a height of 25 to 30 metres and an age of more than 1,000 years.

About 2,000 years ago the sweet chestnut was introduced to Malcantone by the Romans.  Its tree was nicknamed “Bread tree” also, as it used to serve as food for the poor residents for at least six months of the year.  To this day we have not been allowed to leave the traditional chestnut dishes, such as chestnut soup ,off our menu. And ours is the only place where you can get the home-made chestnut liqueur “Castanino del Ticino”.

 Whether you go in June when the chestnut trees are in blossom or during the harvest time in October and November - a Wanderung durch unsere Kastanienwälder   is a true experience

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