Sat, 13 Jun


Pieve di Castelvecchio

Edible herbs and their use in the Tuscan tradition

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Edible herbs and their use in the Tuscan tradition

Orario & Sede

13 Jun 2020, 15:00 – 22:00

Pieve di Castelvecchio, Str. della Val di Torbola, 43, 51017 Pescia PT, Italia


Walk dedicated to the identification of the flora among the olive groves and chestnut groves of the valley: we will learn to recognize plants that are good for health and taste!

At the end of the trip, we will taste the same herbs that we have learned to recognize in traditional Tuscan dishes prepared by the La Pieve di Castelvecchio restaurant.

Some scholars say that already 60000 years ago the Neanderthal man knew and used them ... In Genesis we talk about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ... In 2700 BC in China a Herbarium had already been compiled with indications for collection and properties; in the Egyptian papyrus dating back to 1700 years ago a large number of recipes and prescriptions are collected; Aristotle, Pliny, Hippocrates and the thousand-year-old Arab wisdom have contributed to the study of medicines with natural essences ... The fascination of plants has always bewitched us and is the basis for our today's treatments and dishes ...


Logistic info

meeting point

9.30 am Piazza dei Fiori Pescia, parking in front of the old flower market

10 am parking in front of Pieve di Castelvecchio

Distance: about 5 km Difficulty: suitable for everyone

What to bring and how to dress: trekking shoes or trail shoes, hat, water at least 1L, sunglasses, hat, energy snacks, recommended camera

Participation fee with tasting at the La Pieve restaurant in Castelvecchio 20 € per person

€ 15 children up to 14 years

The fee includes insurance coverage for participants, accompaniment with an Environmental Hiking Guide enabled in accordance with the Tuscany Region law 86/2016 and operating according to law 4/2013 and tasting.

The excursion may undergo changes due to weather or other conditions that do not guarantee the safety of the route at the discretion of the Guide.

Reservations required Danilo Giusti Mobile phone 320 6015541 also whatsapp Mail:

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