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Castagno d'Andrea

The chestnut tree culture

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Hystory 
  • Duration: 2 hour/s
  • Length: 3 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 150m
  • Recommended Period: from April to November

It is an itinerary leading to discover the traditions linked to the rural life and especially to the chestnut tree culture, since the relationship of dependence of man from this plant has always played an essential role. The timber, the leaves, each part of the chestnut tree was used in everyday life and above all its fruit, the chestnut, represents the subsistence of the people who lived in the mountains of Tuscany and was used to prepare many poor dishes. From the chestnut tree, the boards to make the house furniture and stairs were obtained; the wood was used to make working tools, even the baskets. This wonderful plant offered itself to many uses in several fields.
The Nature Trail, developing across centuries-old chestnut tree woods, offers the possibility to discover also the nature of the Park slope towards Florence.

Stops:

  1. S. Spaziano place
  2. The spring
  3. The rocky land
  4. Marrone chestnut tree wood
  5. Diseases and deformations of the marrone chestnut
  6. The rests of the pen
  7. Monumental chestnut trees
  8. The dry houses
  9. The "razzai"
  10. The transhumance trails



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