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Kastanienwald - Plazza

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The Plazza area is part of the largest cultivated chestnut grove in Europe. In October, some cascine (drying houses) are in operation and used for drying the chestnuts.
When you get off the Postbus in Plazza, the first thing to catch your eye are the old chestnut trees. Together with the stone huts, they seem to have fallen out of time. The huts, so-called cascine, are still used today for smoking the ripe fruits. When the chestnuts are harvested in autumn, there tends to be quite a lot of activity here. Every day, the castanicoltori gather the ripe fruit, rake the leaves and the prickly ``hoglets´´ aside and sort the chestnuts for drying. Then the drying of the chestnuts begins and for weeks the promising smell of smoke wafts through the grove. During the Festival della Castagna it is sometimes possible to visit the Cascine.

A short walk along a gravel road (200 m above the post bus stop on the right) leads to the old Soglio quarry.
50 m below the bus stop there is a small road that crosses the forest between the Cascine.
From Plazza you can walk to Castasegna or Soglio in about 30 minutes. The little road to Castasegna turns off from the main road to the north 20 m below the bus stop, right next to the steep footpath to Soglio.

In the south-western bend, about 300 m below the bus stop, a field path leads to a marked public harvesting point. Here you can pick chestnuts for your own use.

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The Plaza area can be visited throughout the year.

Guided tours of the Cascinas are offered during the Festival della Castagna.


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Update: October 11, 2022

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Coming down from Maloja, turn right after the Promontogno tunnel towards Soglio. Plazza is located half way to Soglio

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There is no parking space in Plazza - please leave your car in Spino or Castasegna.


2'761'638E 1'134'068N
46.338543, 9.538236
46°20'18.8"N 9°32'17.6"E
32T 541421 5131803
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Chestnut Festival
In the whole Valley
9/30 – 10/22
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Kastanienwald - Plazza

7610 Soglio
Phone 081 822 15 55

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