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Wild Foods Gastronomical Adventure

via San Quirico, 15, Montefalco, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Montefalco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Classes/Workshops
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... more » 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. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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San Rafael, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent the day up in the hills of Umbria with Mac , Francesca and their lovely extended family: truffle hunting , pasta making, eating an incredible meal, and learning about their farming life of many generations. A rare day that we highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are interested in enjoying Umbrian culture; wine, oil, the mountains and hill towns, you absolutely must not miss this adventure. It takes only half a day, and was the highlight of our visit to Umbria. Mac and Francesca run a little truffle hunting business (you'll find them at http://www.umbrianculture.com) that will make your holiday. A short drive from... More

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A delightful day seeing Luca's dogs dig for truffles, eating what we found, and enjoying bountiful vino. Francesca's mom showed us how to make pasta by hand, and the lunch was wonderful. Mac was smart to pick us up and take us home. It allowed us the luxury of enjoying the day without worry of finding our way home from... More

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Overpelt, Limburg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Since we were visiting 'the land of the truffles' we definately wanted to do a truffle-hunt while being in Umbria. We have been in Italy dozens of times but the day with Wild Foods really exceeded all our expectations. The guide speaks fluent English (no not like the usual Italian-guide), so for us non-Italian-speaking Belgians, this was a big plus.... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My family and I had a great time hunting for truffles in this spectacular wild place. Mack kept the local wine flowing, Francesca indulged us with her family's delicious fresh Pecorino cheese and fabulous olive oil. Luca and his busy little dogs found enough truffles to go around. All made for a great day. It's a unique experience which we... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a wonderful time, beautiful scenery, food, wine and people. Would definitely recommend to all travellers. The only regret I have is not staying for a night or more in the countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was such a memorable experience. Francesca and Mac and their family were so generous. This was the best day of our trip.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We loved the day tour with Mac and his family. We started with a drive up into the mountains while Mac told us about the region, truffle hunting and olive oil making. We then met with Luca who took us hunting for truffles with his three dogs. It was a wonderful walk through the countryside and it was very interesting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What an absolutely wonderful day!! It is as it says "you immerse yourself in traditional Italian culture and cuisine" - Mac and his wife Francesca are great hosts in a very relaxed and friendly environment, along with a lot of fun. Mac picked us up from the square in Spello about 10.00 am and took us high into the hills... More

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