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Chestnut Ecomuseum in Ortignano Raggiolo

A museum dedicated to this fundamental resource in Casentino

Ortignano Raggiolo
A village suspended in time among lush chestnut forests in Casentino
Ortignano Raggiolo was founded when two towns, Ortignano and Raggiolo, joined together in 1873 after centuries of contrasting dominions, and is completely surrounded by chestnut forests. Ortignano was mentioned for the first time in 1247 and the name derives from the Roman person Hortinius, while Raggiolo was initially noted in 967 as Ragiola and comes from the Latin radius, that is, “border ...
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