Photo © Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari
Young people around the chestnut drying kiln (gradile)

Tavernelle, the friendly village that passes on centuries-old knowledge to young people

Lunigiana: tradition sparked around the chestnut drying kiln (gradile)

Placing chestnut logs in the "gradile"
Placing chestnut logs in the "gradile" - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

The shepherd Giancarlo Boschetti
The shepherd Giancarlo Boschetti - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

Tilde, the tradition keeper
Tilde, the tradition keeper - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

Rosi and Tilde, guardians of the fire and tradition
Rosi and Tilde, guardians of the fire and tradition - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

The "gradile"
The "gradile" - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

Antony placing chestnuts on the rack of the "gradile"
Antony placing chestnuts on the rack of the "gradile" - Credit: Sigeric - Matilde Ferrari

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