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    Question Pontremoli Mushroom and Chestnut Festival?

    Wikipedia mentions a mushroom and chestnut festival in October in Pontremoli. I find no mention of it elsewhere. Does anyone know if there is such a festival and when in October it is?

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    DonnaDenise is online now Super Moderator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    It appears that the Mushroom festival for Pontremoli is held in a small town within the local goverment boundaries called: Succisa and it is held in September. However, the smaller the festival the less likely you are to find info online, they just aren't that organized. But once you are in Pontremoli you will see posters that go up with more detailed info.

    The chestnut festival is called the Castagnata, and last year it was held every Sunday in October in Pontremoli.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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    As Donna has said, these town events are organized locally by the small towns and they never think to put any info online, mostly because they think only of locals being interested in them; if they ever do it at all, it is last minute like a week before. The most common method used here for promoting local events are POSTERS around town. That's a very handy thing to know -- once you're here, keep a lookout for posters and you'll see food festivals or other events for the time you are here, most often held on weekends. That way instead of eating at restaurant one evening, you might choose to go to a local sagra or other festival where you can enjoy local specialties with other locals.
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