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Wild Foods Gastronomical Adventure

via San Quirico, 15, Montefalco, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 24 Activities in Montefalco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: A cooking lesson, an excursion into stunning countrysides, a great day out with locals… a Wild Foods Gastronomical Adventure is something you’ll never forget. You”ll spend a day in the company of real Italians, fully immersing yourself into true Italian culture. Guided by one of the local Chiacchiarini family on their farm we take to the beautiful Umbrian countryside in search of any number of traditional ‘wild’ delicacies, whatever’s in abundance depending on the season. When we have enough for lunch -truffles, mushrooms, wild asparagus - it's back to the farmhouse for a cooking lesson and a big traditional lunch with the family and local friends and loads of fantastic Montefalco wine.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The undisputed highlight of our 2014 trip to Italy was the truffle hunt in the Village of Pettino. Mac, Franchesca and their extended family were gracious, accommodating, and more than willing to go out of their way to make sure he had a great time...............and we DID!!! Searching out truffles was left up to three Brittany Spaniels with more energy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I spent three weeks in Italy. The planned trip to watch dogs hunt for truffles was not at the top of my list of things to see and do. It should have been! It was by far the best day of my trip. What an amazing experience. Eating freshly made scrambled eggs with the truffles the dogs just found, with... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Since discovering and falling in love with truffles two years ago in Italy when my husband and I returned to Italy for our honeymoon I started to research into going on a truffle hunt and found Wild Foods. The day was so much more than we could ever have imagined and was an absolute highlight of our honeymoon. A must... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This rates as our best experience in three European trips. Starting from a sceptical "what's this truffle hunting nonsense" position, I was soon eating the most delicious fresh truffle humble pie you could imagine. Our host Mac and extended family provided a wonderful experience in rural Umbria. The truffle hunt was brilliant followed by shaved truffle on scrambled eggs with... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A lovely day in gorgeous countryside, with warm and engaging hosts. We hunted for truffles. We ate. We wandered through crowd of sheep. We ate. We learned about a way of life fundamentally unchanged for centuries. And we ate - and all the eating was good.

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St. Catharines, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This day was the highlight of our trip to Italy. It would suit anyone, any age. All details in previous reviews are completely accurate. We were so fortunate to book this excursion and enjoyed an unforgettable and unique experience - incredible scenery, dogs, great attention to detail, truffle hunting, dogs, pasta making demonstration, FANTASTIC FOOD, wine, dogs, all provided with... More

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Westcoast New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had no idea what to expect, the drive wound up to amazing views of the surrounding area, quite a winding road but that makes it even more part of the experience. Greeted by Nathan`s wife children and extended family and friends put you at ease straight away.We were driven up to the start of the hunt, great excitement when... More

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A winding road up into the mountains and then through forest and farmland to watch truffle dogs in action - quite an experience. But then came the pasta-making demonstration, followed by gastronomic experience of lunch together with Nathan's extended family. An experience not to be missed if you want a slice of real Umbrian life.

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Mill Valley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you want an Umbrian experience off the beaten tourist track, this is it. It was great to get out in the woods with the truffle-hunting dogs, have freshly shaved truffles with our eggs in the meadow, and then enjoy pasta-making with Nonna followed by a multi-course meal at the farmhouse. It was a memorable glimpse into a generations-old way... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This day trip was a highlight of our two weeks in Italy. Not only is the truffle hunting a unique and fun experience, but the warm welcome from Mac, Francesca and the entire extended family (plus the dogs!) made the day extremely special. Breakfast in the fields with the newly-found truffles, their artisan cheese and olive oil was sublime, and... More

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