Chestnut Week 2023

Chestnut Week 2023
Marciana and Poggio

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Chestnut Week 2023 will take place from 22 to 29 October on the island of Elba in Marciana, Poggio and the surrounding area.

The appointment with the scents and flavours of Elba's autumn - now in its fourth edition - presents a week full of events: traditional festivals (Festa d'Autunno in Marciana and Castagnata in Poggio), numerous hikes and walks, outdoor workshops, music, theatre, activities with schools and cultural meetings.
The event is organised by the Municipality of Marciana and Pro Loco Marciana Elba with the collaboration and support of numerous partners.

Launched in 2020 as part of e-art (a project of the Marciana municipality characterising actions aimed at enhancing the territory, sustainability and cultural heritage), this event was created to promote the autumn period from a cultural, environmental, tourism and food and wine perspective. A week of intense intercultural exchange with initiatives aimed at raising awareness of the territory, its cultural identity and landscape, networking between communities and external actors, experimenting with creativity, exploring food, sharing the challenges of the sustainable economy and bringing the social dimension of the island to life.

Sunday 22
-Autumn Festival in Marciana from 12.00 noon with food stands & live music.
-The Autumn Woods, a workshop for children and families in Marciana at 3 p.m. organised by the Marciana Park House.
-History and traditions of chestnut groves on Elba with Silvestre Ferruzzi in Poggio at 3 p.m., a visit organised by Italia Nostra Arcipelago Toscano.

Monday 23
-Hidden before our eyes, an outdoor workshop with Legambiente Arcipelago Toscano, in Marciana from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday 24
-Walk with the Pedalta association in Marciana starting at 10 a.m.

Wednesday 25
-A museum 'within reach', presentation of the Piccoli Musei project at the Casa del Parco in Marciana at 3 p.m.

Thursday 26th
-The chestnut trees of the Bollero valley, excursion with the C.A.I. section Elba Island; departure from Patresi at 10 a.m.
-Past and Present of Botany on the Island of Elba, at the Casa del Parco in Marciana at 6 p.m.

Friday 27
-Here's Rewind 70's, the last unmissable replica of the travelling show, in Marciana at 9 p.m.
-Funghi nei castagneti italiani, presentation of Ivo Poli's new book, in Marciana at 6 p.m.

Saturday 28
-Napoleon Experience, walk to Madonna del Monte with historical re-enactment, departure at 10 a.m.
-Ravanatera, songbook of the islands in concert in Marciana at 6 p.m.

Sunday 29
-Castagnata di Poggio from 12 noon
-Trekking by the Marciana Park House Departure at 10 a.m.
-Lecture and flour-tasting techniques; the ancient neccio, by the Accademia degli Infarinati, in Poggio at 11 a.m.

All activities are free of charge.
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