Umbria is known for a culinary delicacy that is found in few places inthe world - truffles. These rare and elusive fungi, much sought afterby top chefs the world over, grow a few inches below the surface of the ground in this region, and are unearthed by specially-trained dogs and pigs from October through March. You’re definitely not going to want to miss the opportunity to hunt for sometruffles yourself, and we can make that happen with our truffle hunting and tasting excursions.
Umbria is a beautiful year-round destination and the ideal place to rent a villa and enjoy arelaxing vacation, but Autumn is a particularly special time, as leaves turn gold and already spectacular scenery becomes breathtaking. Gastronomes will tell you that it’s not just the landscape that makes Umbria worth visiting at this time of year, but the truffles. The highly sought after black truffle can be found in Norcia, while white truffles are found in Gubbio and gold truffles in Spoleto.
Summer truffles can be found throughout Umbria. While vacationing in Umbria, autumn and winter visitors get the chance to embark on a truffle hunting and tasting adventure. You’ll enjoy walking through picturesque woodlands with an experienced truffle hunting guide, who will teach you how to find truffles. Once you’ve found some of the elusive beauties, you’ll head back to the kitchen where you’ll be treated to a cooking demonstration and delicious meal, using your truffles and other mouth watering regional specialties such as beef, pecorino, ricotta, and chocolate. Your meal will be paired with the best of local wines, which will round out what is sure to be a day to remember.
Let us know if you want to taste those delicious truffles on your next vacation.
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