Albiano Chestnut Festival
The Albiano Chestnut Festival is a three day festival established in 1982 to restore and preserve the local traditions linked to the chestnut. Up until the 1960s the chestnut was the main product of the Albiano village fruit farming: its importance is evident as it appears in the village badge. Usually in Autumn, after the 7th October, chestnuts are picked up, grouped together and then covered with branches to ferment them. After a month they can be drawn from their husks and then preserved in cellars. On the occasion of feasts and fairs, Albiano people used to go to the neighbouring city of Trento to sell the chestnuts, which were dried, cooked and threaded in wreaths. During the Albiano Chestnut festival, which takes place in the last week of October, Albiano producers sell their chestnuts and some women also cook cakes and dishes following traditional recipes. In correlation with the re-discovering of the chestnut, the local land Improvement Consortium is promoting the restoration of an old chestnut wood.