Barga Castagna 2022 – v 3.0

Barga Castagna 2022

Barga Giardino plays host to the Barga Castagna Limited Edition 2022 with a series of events based around the “fruit” of the chestnut trees – castagne.

With time their cultivation spread throughout the peninsula, because they were one of the few food crops that could be grown on steep mountain slopes, and also one of the few crops that could be expected to provide sustenance through the long winter months.



By the middle ages castagne were the staple food of the peasants in large parts of Italy.

In this area it has been the saviour of many people who otherwise would have starved when times got really bad and the sweet chestnut flour is still known to this day in Garfagnana as “poor mans flour”