Seasonal festivals celebrate this tradition and are a great opportunity for tourists to familiarize themselves with flavours of the region, including a Wild Boar Festival and the FestUnta, dedicated to olive oil. These are both important gastronomic events which welcome thousands of visitors each year. The Wild Boar Festival takes place in the historic centre at the beginning of December with exhibits, conferences, food stalls, archery competitions, and processions and recreations in Medieval costume. The FestUnta is a two-day fair dedicating exhibits, tastings, workshops and sale points to extra virgin olive oil and to promoting local production in the Val di Cornia.
Driving towards Sassetta you pass chestnut woods, spelt fields, and pig farms where the famous cinta senese are raised. Another small village with more than 1000 years of history, Sassetta is located at the top of a hill and still conserves its Medieval castle and a Romanesque baptismal font. A visit to the Museo del Bosco offers a special insight into local life and customs, like chestnut harvesting and the lives of coalmen. Sassetta is also well known for its cuisine, which relies heavily on game, mushrooms and polenta. Try the tortelli with ricotta and vegetables, mushroom soup, onion soup, figs under oil, chestnut marmalade, cherries in vinsanto, pecorino and honey.