Gioco delle noci
Consorzio Turistico 5 Terre - Monterosso al Mare (SP), Liguria
In Monterosso al Mare, in the province of La Spezia, residents celebrate the walnut, an important ingredient of Ligurian cuisine and the star of this game. Once uniquely feminine, passed down from mother to daughter, today it is a practice without gender or age limits. With a cloth bag full and walnuts in hand, the aim is to procure a rich booty with a ‘bang’, a
walnut that does not bounce. And if you hear them say you have ended up ‘in guba’, it means you are in the area where the walnuts are divided up for the final count!