The Lovran area is famous for its chestnut trees, which were originally imported from Japan in the seventeenth century. The chestnut harvest is celebrated by the Marunada Chestnut Festival (call the tourist office for details), which takes place over three weekends in October: the first two weekends see festivities in hill villages above town, while the final weekend takes place in Lovran itself. The festival is used as an excuse for making a wide variety of cakes flavoured with chestnut purée, which are sold in all the local cafés.

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