Nestling in the chestnut woods at 930 metres above sea level, Vivo d’Orcia is a little town in the council of Castiglione d’Orcia famous for its local products, porcini mushrooms and chestnuts. These products are celebrated in a festival allowing visitors to sample and enjoy the very best of the territory.
The event is organised by Vivo d’Orcia’s Pro Loco association and offers a delicious menu based on porcini mushrooms, yummy chestnuts and mulled wine to sip as you wander the various stands where you can purchase local products.
As well as the gastronomical aspect, the festival also offers guided tours along trekking paths, a mycological exhibition, historical re-enactments and folklore music. An unmissable event is finally the Woodcutters’ Palio held on the last Sunday.