I have to admit, I had no idea that chestnuts came from these spiky pom-poms. I really never thought about it. You really must be careful walking through the woods at this time of year. The wind sways the trees above and you can hear the thump-thump of the nuts falling. The spikes are hard and dry like a prickly cactus. You really don’t want to be hit in the head with one of those!
Italy Travel & Style provides local insights, publishing and custom travel itineraries for Italy. Tours and activities featured are booked through third-party websites; prices and terms are subject to owners' policies.