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Umbrian Excellences: Truffle and Wine specialities
Truffles and wineries: two relevant reasons for visiting Umbria. You will spend two days enjoying the truffle hunting experience, a visit to an ancient wine cellar and the delicacies of this land.
Duration
4 Days
Meeting point
Pietralunga
Difficulty
-
Price
€ 336
Organiser
Consortium ASSOCIAZIONE VALLE DEL CARPINA

Our association promotes, organizes and plans tailor-made thematic, enogastronomic, historical-artistic and sporting in this unspoilt corner of Umbria.

The Carpina Valley is an unexplored oasis in the northern part of the Umbria region, on the border with the Marches and at a short distance from Tuscany. The area is rich in history and traditions that can be also perceived among local people. Thre you can enjoy pleasant stays discovering a new culture and admiring a wild nature. After a journey through hills and valleys you arrive in Pietralunga, an ancient village with a small community.   Once there  you will soon have the feeling of being in a place with a past still alive. The simple and  humble people there are strongly linked to their traditions, they are  very hospitable and are pleased to share with you their everyday life even for a short period. Here are some definitions for the Carpina Valley: The Valley of Colours. For the peculiarity of its natural environment. The Spring and Autumn seasons portray landscapes with a unique variety of colours, You can  admire them by participating to the leaf peeping activities guided by experts. The Valley of Flavours. In the Farmholidays and country houses, once ancient farms and country inns,  you can now enjoy genuine food prepared by skilled housewives following  recipes handed down from generations: handmade pasta, torta sul panaro (a traditional flat bread),  pork products following ancient processing methods and gnocchi made with the precious white potato grown on the land of Pietralunga The Valley of Crafts It will be exciting for you to be part of a community where ancient crafts are preserved and are still alive in the old worhshops of blacksmith or in the seasonal activities of peasants. The  Valley of Scents The White Truffle, the Summer Truffle and the Bianchetto flavour dishes all year round. Wild fruit such as cherries and blackthorns are processed to make delicious liqueurs The Valley of Silence A sense of peace and quiet atmosphere has surrounded for centuries this territory. Lots of Pilgrims choose to stop and rest in the Village, that is an intermediare stage of the religious Franciscan Way going  fron Assisi to La Verna   We  can offer itineraries combining the various activities of the Carpina Valley and following your specific interests and requirements.  

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Program
4 Days

Truffles and wineries: two relevant reasons for visiting  Umbria. You will spend two days enjoying the truffle hunting experience,  a visit to an ancient wine cellar  and the delicacies of this land.  

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Arrival and farmhouse accommodation in Pietralunga

Arrival and farmhouse accommodation in Pietralunga. Visit to the Medieval village. 


Return, dinner and overnight.

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“Truffle Hunting” and visit at a truffle company

Breakfast. 9.30 am.“Truffle Hunting”. Exciting excursion through the woods in search of truffles for about two hours guided by an expert truffle hunter and his trained loyal dog. During the excursion you will learn some interesting details about the various types of truffles harvested in Umbria, their natural habitat, their organoleptic properties and about how dogs are trained. Lunch and tasting with truffle dishes at a truffle company. Visit to the workshop where you will learn about the production steps, from fresh truffles to the preparation of many products and spicy sauces made with black and white truffles. During the visit you will have details about some culinary truffle combinations and curiosities about this precious product. You will have the opportunity of buying fresh truffles or truffle products in the truffle company visited.

Return, dinner and overnight.

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Visit an ancient cellar and tasting

Breakfast. 9.00 am. Departure to the Medieval village of Torgiano, famous for its vineyards and its DOC and DOCG wines.10.00 am.

 Arrival at the historical centre of Torgiano. Visit to the Wine and Oil museum.

11.30 am.Transfer to the Giorgio Lungarotti wineries. 

Guided tour in the cellar with illustration of the various vinification processes.

Brunch in the wine cellar with tastings of a white wine: the “Bianco di Torgiano D.O.C.” and red wines: the “Rosso di Torgiano” , the “Torre di Giano DOC” and the “Rubesco”.

Return, dinner and overnight.

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Departure

Breakfast and departure.

What is included

2 half board treatments;

1 B&B treatment;

Truffle hunting excursion and lunch in the farmhouse with truffle dishes;

Visit to a truffle company;

Entrance to Ornithological Museum;

Visit to a wine cellar .

What is not included

Personal extras and whatever is not specified under “The package includes.”.

*Opportunity to buy the truffles harvested

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