Truffles aren’t grown. They are found. So when our hosts from the Italian Tourism Bureau promised us a truffle hunt, the entire group was excited about the adventure. We were only briefed that we’d need to wear the proper footwear—preferably boots we didn’t mind getting muddy–and that we’d be traveling to the village of Acqualagna.
A quick look at the map let us know that the ride might be a bumpy one, and it certainly was. Acqualagna is seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but the journey from our hotel on the Adriatic Coast of Italy’s Marche region to our destination was an incredibly picturesque ride through the spectacular Furlo River Gorge, and the rolling hills of Italy.
When we arrived in the village, it was obvious we were in a place that was famous for its truffles. References to truffles could be seen everywhere. Acqualagna hosts three different truffle festivals each year: the Regional Superior Black Truffle Fair the second-to-last weekend in February, the Regional Summer Black Truffle Fair in August, and the most famous of the truffle festivals, the national White Truffle Fair in October and November. Read the full article
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