Mushroom picking in Umbria: a woodland excursion
This mushroom-picking excursion in Umbria is a fantastic walk amongst the greenery in search of precious woodland fruits, ending with a lunch based on the harvest.
The beautiful and unspoilt Umbrian woods have always offered an unmissable opportunity for one of the most relaxing activities to undertake in our region. Completely immersed in nature, accompanied by an expert mushroom guide, you will walk among beautiful beech trees and centuries-old chestnut woods. In complete safety, you will forage for all the edible species: honey fungus, saffron milk cap, true morels and, of course, the famous porcino, the king of the woods.
You will broaden your understanding of mushroom picking in Umbria and learn how to distinguish, recognize and thereby avoid the poisonous specimens. In fact, what might seem to be a peaceful activity in contact with nature can hide a thousand pitfalls precisely because not all mushrooms are edible. You will be taught how to pick the mushrooms, where to store them and about the tools needed for harvesting. You will therefore enjoy your experience and, at the same time, respect the natural environment, in particular the process of symbiosis by which mushrooms live and play a fundamental role in the growth of the woods. Last but not least, you will discover the many uses of mushrooms in the kitchen, perhaps accompanying them with a nice glass of Umbrian red wine!