The Didactic Centre Animal Tower and Chestnut Museum are is located in Palazzo Alidosi in Castel del Rio.
The chestnuts of Castel del Rio have earned the European PGI mark.
What to see at the museum
Tools, photos, educational panels convey the importance of the chestnut tree in the economy of the Santerno Valley. In fact, this plant has always been a precious source of sustenance of mountain peasant families. So much so it has been called “the tree of bread”. The chestnut IGP even has a festival dedicated to it that runs for three consecutive Sundays of October livening up the historic center of Castel del Rio.
Not only information about PGI chestnuts. Here are also represented most of Santerno Valley animal species, presented in a big diorama at the center of the room.
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