It’s amazing that a town like Scarlino isn’t more popular with tourists. Perched on one side of Mount Alma, Scarlino is a maze of houses that meander down the side of the mountain in between two vast oak-filled forests.
There is so much greenery surrounding Scarlino that the town appears engulfed by nature. It’s a small speck of civilisation in the wildest of environments.
At the town’s feet is the breathtaking Marina di Scarlino, one of the biggest harbours in the territory and the departure point for some very expensive looking yachts.
The beauty of Scarlino itself is overwhelming.
Once you climb the sloping hill that leads to the town centre, you can’t help but be charmed by the honest stone houses, modestly decorated churches and little family-run butcher shops, bakeries and supermarkets.
The locals aren’t rich, they’re mostly descendants of generations of farmers, but they live the good life and are always more than happy to guide you through the best sights this small town has to offer.
Celebrating Scarlino’s most important and famous products, the chestnut and the porcini mushroom, this festival is all about enjoying good food and great traditional entertainment.