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Recognize, taste and cook edible wild plants and herbs

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Recognize, taste and cook edible wild plants and herbs

Edible wild plants (also known as ‘volunteers’) are easily found growing in the woods and are the best and most fragrant herbs. Learn to recognize them and use them in the kitchen

Immersed in the enchanting scenery of the Valnerina, treat yourself to a pleasant day out in perfect harmony with nature. An excellent opportunity to have fun and escape from your daily routine.

If you love outdoor activities, why not participate in an educational stroll in the countryside, where you will learn to recognize different plant species, both edible wild herbs and those intended for medicinal use. You’ll rediscover a useful and valuable activity that’s deeply rooted in traditional cooking and medicine, now being revived by up-to-date educational ‘field trips’.

The walk will take in meadows, lush fields and densely-enveloping woods where you’ll be able to discover different types of flowers and herbs with heady aromas and scents, bright colours and specific flavour profiles; you’ll train your eyes and your other senses in search of various species, rediscovering the genuine gifts of nature.

You’ll be accompanied by our experts, who will be able to give you the information and explanations you need to recognize the different species. At the end of the walk, you will have the chance to create an herbarium with the different species collected during the day and you can round off the day by tasting particular dishes made with the fruit, flowers and herbs collected during the excursion.

Whether you participate in the educational walk alone or share it with your family or friends, you’ll enjoy a pleasant and peaceful day rediscovering nature and its precious gifts.

At the end of the experience you can taste what you’ve collected and other typical local produce over lunch or dinner (depending on whether you choose the morning or afternoon option) prepared by our collaborators, including two courses and drinks.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Welcome and briefing

    h. 09:30
  2. 2
    educational walk

    h. 09:40
  3. 3
    meal (lunch or dinner) made with the harvest from the walk and other product farmed by the agriturism

    h. 12:40

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.

Included

  • Expert guide
  • Lunch/dinner based on the harvest collected during the excursion + typical local products. 2 courses + drinks

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’.

Time

The activity will last about 5 hours, including small stops. However, the duration may vary depending on the pace of the group and the need to take fewer or more breaks.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • French

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year but the herbs and flowers that you will find during the walk will change according to the seasons. In winter a smaller ‘harvest’ should be expected, but the meal/tasting will be equally delicious in every season.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.

Requirements

Get ready to learn and have fun.

Additional informaton

We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Important

  • 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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