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Truffles - how yummy!

Autumn, for those who love this precious tuber, tastes like truffles.  If you would like to enjoy their unmistakeable smell as well as buy some good pieces, here are some festivals where you can buy not only truffles, but also the numerous autumn specialties that accompany it. Here you can sit down at a good table in good company with delicious traditional dishes.

Tartufesta small JPGWe will begin with a journey into the flavors of the hills near Bologna. The full calendar of events of Tartufesta will focus on truffles, which are the "king" of the table, and their "court," made up of delicious foodstuffs from the hills. The products will be the stars of this festival along with exquisite menus and fun events, all celebrating the "Precious white truffle of the Bologna hills".  November 18.

Staying near Ferrara, the fifth edition of the Festival of the Tuber Magnatum Pico  is underway, an unmissable event with the white truffle of the Panfilia Woods of Sant'Agostino, a town which is part of the “Truffle Cities circuit. This is the period when this truffle is at its maximum maturity and flavor.  The entire town, as always, will participate in this festival, which speaks to how much this town loves its territory and its history. The festival will be held on November 16, 17, 18; 23, 24, 25.

Her Majesty the Truffle” is an event dedicated to white truffles in Brisighella (Ra), a town famous for its medieval architecture and layout.  This truffle is the most noble product of the hills near Faenza and the truffle harvesters of the Lamone Valley are quite the experts.  The typical stands set up in the main square in front of the famous "Via degli Asini," will have a variety of "autumn white" with a very intense smell an black truffles as well.  At the excellent restaurants visitors can taste both traditional and refined dishes, all of course using truffles and prepared by expert chefsNovember 18.

Fossa Tartufo Cerere small JPGThe prized white truffle of the hills near Rimini can be found at Fossa, Tartufo e Cerere, in the ancient village of Mondaino, which was once the head city of the Malatesta family along the boarder with their rivals the Montefeltro, dukes from Urbino. At the heart of two days of events is the market exhibition of truffles and the festival of the unveiling of the fossa cheese.  Those who love this precious tuber can appreciate it quite well in themed menus in the restaurants participating in the festival, as well as in the agriturismo of Mondaino and the areas surrounding this town. November 18 and 25.

Last modified Nov 15, 2012

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