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May 23, 2012

Truffle Hunting in Umbria

“Truffles are the most expensive food in the world.” CBS news

Autumn in Umbria is fabulous in everyway. Why not spend a week on the Todi estate and enjoy a three day preplanned agenda focused on the infamous ‘truffle’. A few more days could be spent around the olive harvest or just day tripping to some of the dozens of fabulous villages in the area.

Friend and colleague Mario Santoro, has put together a very enticing multi-day encounter with ‘the truffle’. Details follow.

On the first day…we will join a professional truffle hunter (cavatore) on his morning hunt with his faithful dogs in the beautiful forests of Umbria. This will be followed by a typical lunch at a farm, tasting the precious tubers just harvested. A delicious truffle meal served with great wines !
In the afternoon, visit to the “Urbani Truffle Academy”, the most important manufacturer of this product, worldwide. There will a guided tour and a presentation about their products ending with a tasting.
In the evening, an unforgettable truffle based menu at TodiCastle.

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