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Truffle hunting and tasting
A walk in the woods with the truffle hunter and his dog will be an unforgettable way to stay not only in close contact with nature but to discover the precious world of truffles and taste.
Duration
1 Days
Meeting point
Pietralunga
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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What is included

Accompanied excursion in search of the "scorzone" truffle. Tasting / brunch with frescoed truffles.

Program
1 Days Truffle hunting and tasting. At 9.30 am on the set, you will leave together with the "truffle hunter" for an exciting walk in the woods in search of the Black Summer Truffle.You will watch the dog sniff the ground energetically until it starts digging and the expert arrives to pull it out of the ground. After rewarding him, the dog will start sniffing again until the next scent and so on. At the end, a rich tasting / brunch with fresh truffles will be waiting for you.
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Address
Perugia (06121) Perugia PG