Cimbergo in the autumn season is a riot of colors. In particular, the chestnut wood surrounding the small village arouses, for its beauty, emotions that fill the heart. These majestic trees accompany those who arrive or pass through the village. Besides being a picture for the eyes, chestnuts are called “bread trees” for their fruits. Chestnuts were in the past a source of income for the inhabitants of the villages. In recent years they have been rediscovered for their goodness and nutritional properties. I remember when some grandmothers from Cimbergo and Paspardo went down to Brescia to sell them. As soon as they began to fall, every day they went to collect them also helped by the children of the village. They prepared a large number of bags (necessarily made of jute) and then agreed with my father, the only truck driver in the place, to be taken to the place chosen for the sale. The evening before departure, my brother Dario and I went to load the sacks full of chestnuts on the bin and at night our father left with the women and their goods for the “low”. Here, the sellers had a base of support with families they knew. They returned after about ten days with empty bags and some income. What memories and… what an effort: chestnuts weigh. Today in the village there are signs with the words “the way of bread”, indicating a thematic route that crosses the chestnut grove. The route is this: we start from Capodiponte, go up to Paspardo and pass through Cimbergo, continuing through places full of ancient rock carvings to get to Nadro or return to Capodiponte. It is not mandatory to follow the entire itinerary in a fixed way. Alternatively, the surroundings of Cimbergo offer an extensive and varied countryside, suitable for nature walks. Interesting, walking only half an hour, to reach the “mills”, where you can admire two grinders, one of which has just been renovated and working and, in the months of October and November, see the grinding of the chestnuts to obtain the famous “flour” , which can be purchased in the village.