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Mushroom picking in Umbria: a woodland excursion

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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!

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  1. 1
    Welcome briefing
  2. 2
    Introduction to the Umbrian mushrooms and the picking techniques
  3. 3
    Walk and mushroom picking
  4. 4
    back to the starting point for the product tasting
  5. 5

Recommended clothing

  • For this activity we recommend comfortable clothing that does not restrict your freedom of movement.
  • Bring a windcheater/anorak with you, even if the activity takes place in the summer months.
  • We recommend you wear trekking footwear.


  • Expert guide
  • Cooking class while preparing the lucnh
  • Mushroom based lunch

Not included

  • No other equipment is included, so you will need to equip yourself with whatever accessories you feel necessary, such as walking sticks, sunglasses, binoculars, etc.
  • Everything that’s not listed under the heading ‘what is included’.


The activity will last about 3 hours, including small stops.


  • Italian
  • English


You can enjoy this experience only in October, November, February, March, April and May.


This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

The area in which the activity takes place can accommodate animals, however access may be prohibited in some areas of the company.


Get ready to learn and have fun.


  • This activity can only be undertaken in favourable weather conditions, which will be evaluated by our partner and confirmed 48 hours in advance. In case of poor weather conditions we will immediately contact you and propose an alternative activity or a refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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