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Sagra dei Crotti "in Chiavenna

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Sagra dei Crotti "in Chiavenna

Every year in September, the b eliebte Wine Cellar Festival takes place in and around the natural stone cellars & ldquo; Sor & egrave; l & ldquo; by Chiavenna .   You can try the different wines and local specialties there. Interested? Then come and visit us, always on 1. and 2nd weekend in September.

Meanwhile, the   Sagra dei Crotti   has become a very special year The annual meeting point for wine lovers and gourmets.

During the Wine Cellar Festival- Sagra dei Crotti , the restaurateurs, winemakers and delicatessen shops in Chiavenna offer a delicious cross-section through the kitchen and cellar of Chiavenna. Everywhere in the streets of the city there are stalls where you can find out more about the large selection of local specialties and, of course, also enjoy plenty of them.
Some of the natural stone cellar crotti have been converted into rustic pubs, in which the wines of the Valtellina and regional specialties such as the bitto cheese or the bresaola, delicious mouth-watering
dried beef are served.

The   Sagra dei Crotti - program   you can download the city map, when, where, which events will take place here.

 Andem a Crot Chiavenna

And & egrave; ma Cr & ograve; t-Degustation-Tours
During the Sagra dei Crotti period, you also have the opportunity to take part in guided tasting tours in specially selected wine cellars and natural cellars.
And & egrave; ma Cr & ograve; t is a culinary journey of discovery in the footsteps of the Crotti (grotto wine cellars) in Chiavenna and the surrounding area. The term crotto refers to natural stone cellars, these are natural grottos that have formed under the large rocks of the ancient landslides. Between the crevices of these boulders, a draft of air with a constant temperature, the so-called & ldquo; Sor & egrave; l, blows all year round. This creates ideal natural cellars for the storage of cheese, sausages and wines . Before the & ldquo; Crotti & ldquo; There are often stone benches and stone tables, inside is a small
This & ldquo; Crotti & ldquo; are a meeting place and tradition for the people of Chiavenna. Local dishes are served there in a rural setting.

As a souvenir of the And & egrave; ma Cr & ograve; t, each participant receives a & ldquo; Boccalino & ldquo; (typical wine vessel). You can pick up this present in the Palazzo Pestalozzi.

Opening times of the Crotti & ldquo; Andem a Crot & ldquo; Wine Cellar Tours
Sunday September 1st, 2019 from 10.30am to   10pm
Friday September 6th, 2019   from 6 p.m. to midnight
Saturday 7th September 2019   from 10.30 a.m. to 0.1 a.m.
Sunday 8 September 2019 from 10.30 a.m. to midnight

Prices for the tasting-Tours & ldquo; Andem a Crot & ldquo;
- Adults: 30 euros
- Children up to 12 years: 18 euros
- Children up to 5 years accompanied by an adult: Free  

You can see more details and the corresponding course plans in the   "Andem a Crot" wine cellar course Program .

Purchase of the ticket with bag and glass for the tasting tours
At Pro Chiavenna in Palazzo Pretorio on Piazza S.Pietro in Chiavenna.
The information office is open during the opening hours of the Crotti.

Tip: You can also conveniently reserve in advance by phone or email:
Pro Chiavenna, Tel: 0343 35327 E-mail:

Further information:
Consorzio Turistico Valchiavenna Tel. 0343 33442, as well as   Event website:

see also: Crotti- Chiavenna's natural grottos/cellars

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