Truffles in Tuscany!

Old Oct 27th 2004, 11:43 pm
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Kyle
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Default Truffles in Tuscany!

I know this is short notice, but it's what I got too. Though Alba and
Acqualagna are perhaps the best known areas for white truffles in
Italy, Tuscany also has several areas renowned for the noble tubers,
and beginning this week there will be a series of events between San
Miniato, Volterra, and Palaia, held under the auspices of the
Settimana Internazioneale del Tartufo Bianco delle Colline San
Miniatesi that will run from October 29 to November 9. In particular,
on October 29 the Azienda Agricola San Gervasio will award a prize to
the truffle picker who brings in the best truffle, on November 6th the
city of Volterra will celebrate the first mystery written in Italian.
In addition, throughout the week local restaurants will be adding
truffle dishes to their menus. And there will be truffle markets. If
you're in Italy, it's a wonderful opportunity! And if you're not now,
San Miniato is quite beautiful and well worth a journey; though now
the excitement is about white truffles they also have black truffles
from September though March, and other lesser kinds through May.
Foodies take note!
You'll find more about truffles, truffle festivals, and many recipes
at http://italianfood.about.com/library...y/aa140797.htm, and more
on San Miniato, which is half way between Florence and Pisa and will
make for a perfect day trip, at
http://www.seetuscany.com/itineraries/sanminiat.htm

Kyle Phillips
http://www.seetuscany.com
 
Old Oct 28th 2004, 2:30 pm
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B Vaughan
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On 27 Oct 2004 16:43:13 -0700, [email protected] (Kyle) wrote:

    >I know this is short notice, but it's what I got too. Though Alba and
    >Acqualagna are perhaps the best known areas for white truffles in
    >Italy, Tuscany also has several areas renowned for the noble tubers...

I have been to the truffle festival in Acqualagna (Le Marche) several
times and would recommend it to anyone who wants to taste or buy white
truffles. They sell various traditional dishes with truffles from
stands in the piazza and also sell the tubers (white, but also the
less expensive black) as well as products made from truffles. There is
also an exhibition hall that sells various other traditional products
from all over Italy.

Nearby, a drive through the Gola di Furlo shouldn't be missed,
especially if it's a nice day, because the scenery is lovely. The old
road passes through a tunnel carved out of the rock in Roman times.
There is also an 11th century abbey between Aqualagna and the tunnel.
In the vicinity of the abbey, a short walk along a path, you can see
some ancient Roman flood control works.

Acqualagna is also near Urbino, so you could easily spend several days
in the vicinity, even a week if you want to see some more of Le
Marche. The truffle festival begins this weekend and continues on the
two following weekends. There is limited bus service to Acqualagna
from Pesaro, but a car would be invaluable for seeing the countryside.
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Barbara Vaughan
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Old Oct 29th 2004, 5:55 am
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Tile
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yes
Passo del Furlo comes from the latin..
forulum
small hole

the tunnel was carved by the romans.
"B Vaughan" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    > On 27 Oct 2004 16:43:13 -0700, [email protected] (Kyle) wrote:
    > >I know this is short notice, but it's what I got too. Though Alba and
    > >Acqualagna are perhaps the best known areas for white truffles in
    > >Italy, Tuscany also has several areas renowned for the noble tubers...
    > I have been to the truffle festival in Acqualagna (Le Marche) several
    > times and would recommend it to anyone who wants to taste or buy white
    > truffles. They sell various traditional dishes with truffles from
    > stands in the piazza and also sell the tubers (white, but also the
    > less expensive black) as well as products made from truffles. There is
    > also an exhibition hall that sells various other traditional products
    > from all over Italy.
    > Nearby, a drive through the Gola di Furlo shouldn't be missed,
    > especially if it's a nice day, because the scenery is lovely. The old
    > road passes through a tunnel carved out of the rock in Roman times.
    > There is also an 11th century abbey between Aqualagna and the tunnel.
    > In the vicinity of the abbey, a short walk along a path, you can see
    > some ancient Roman flood control works.
    > Acqualagna is also near Urbino, so you could easily spend several days
    > in the vicinity, even a week if you want to see some more of Le
    > Marche. The truffle festival begins this weekend and continues on the
    > two following weekends. There is limited bus service to Acqualagna
    > from Pesaro, but a car would be invaluable for seeing the countryside.
    > --
    > Barbara Vaughan
    > My email address is my first initial followed by my surname at libero dot
it
    > I answer travel questions only in the newsgroup
 
Old Oct 29th 2004, 12:38 pm
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B Vaughan
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On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 05:55:01 GMT, "tile" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > yes
    >Passo del Furlo comes from the latin..
    >forulum
    >small hole
    >the tunnel was carved by the romans.

The is an earlier tunnel beside it that was carved earlier by the
people indigenous to the area. It continued to be used into Roman
times, and still has the original paving blocks, which have grooves
from the chariot wheels. This earlier tunnel is hidden behind a fence,
but sometimes you can get someone from the tourist office to open the
gate and let you see it.

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Barbara Vaughan
My email address is my first initial followed by my surname at libero dot it
I answer travel questions only in the newsgroup
 

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