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.

Day 2 …we will visit the Citta’ di Castello region, where the famous white truffles are found. We will visit a local manufacturer, Bianconi, and learn more about this amazing ingredient, described as “the most expensive food in the world”. We will visit theBianconi truffle Museum, and have a cooking class of truffle-based recipes, followed by lunch.
In the afternoon, guests will learn about Umbrian wine production in the towns of Bevagna and Montefalco, visiting typical wineries and enjoying a wine tasting of 4 of the best red grapes of the region (Merlot, Rosso di Montefalco, Sagrantino and Sagrantino Passito).
In the evening, dinner at the winery with local recipes, wild boar cold cuts, homemade pasta and venison stew accompanied with seriousred wines !

On the third day……we will explore the Spoletoarea, visiting this spectacular Medieval town, and have lunch at Apollinaire a restaurant specializing in truffle recipes. You will be charmed by its 12th century walls, wooden beams and atmosphere.
The afternoon will be dedicated to another highlight of Umbrian gastronomic tradition, olive oil. We will visit the St. Emilian olive-tree(1,700 years-old) near Trevi, followed by an olive oil tasting at Decimi, probably the best producer of the region.On the last evening, dinner at TodiCastle with Medieval recipes.

Price starts from Euro 980 per person, all inclusive. Minimum 3 night stay required. Interested ??

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