Presenting our network of chestnut growers

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Torino, Italy

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September 23rd at 10:00 in your time zone

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For a long time, chestnut groves were one of the main resources for the farming economy in the Italian inland areas – and they can still be a treasure of immense value. 

They are a barrier against hydrogeological disruption and forest fires, they store carbon dioxide and offer a great range of valuable landscapes and varieties. The Slow Food network of chestnut farmers has been working to recover and spread the cultivation of chestnut groves as a common heritage, highlighting its economical, environmental and social aspects. Let’s find out more about the constant and precious work carried out silently by the guardians of our woods.


  • Giovanna Pezzi, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences. Environmental and Applied Botany – University of Bologna.
  • Alberto Maltoni, University of Florence, Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI).
  • Luigi Vezzalini, National Association of Chestnut Cities.
  • Honourable Antonella Incerti, Agriculture Commission Chamber of Deputies.
  • Antonio Nicoletti, Legambiente.


  • Federico Varazi, Slow Food Italy Vice-President.
  • Luca Caverni, Rete dei Castanicoltori.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a place.

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Event languages: IT

Event location: 
, Berta Cáceres Arena
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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