Experience the Timelessness of
Our Historic Village
Discover our ancestral village of Pettino, surrounded by truffle-rich forests, and where you can see centuries-old traditions and a traditional way of life.
Pettino is a small historic village nestled on a peaceful plateau at over 1100 meters in altitude, surrounded by Umbria’s stunning Apennine Mountains. The old stone buildings, ploughed fields and small piazzas reveal a traditional Italian way of life and culture rarely encountered in other parts of Italy.
The village has a constitution dating back to 1486, years before America was even discovered, and sets forth the foundation for how land is used and managed for farming around Pettino.
The locals keep the land the way their ancestors did, growing mountain cereals such as farro and lentils, as well as crops to feed the animals – sheep, cattle, and goats kept in barns mingled among the houses – and from the beautiful natural birch forests they gather truffles, porcini mushrooms, and wood to heat the town’s wood-fired pizza oven.
Truffle Hunting in Umbria is an age old tradition and in Pettino, our ancestral village, there has been a truffle hunter in every family for as long as we know. The forests surrounding our village, made up of beech and oak trees, are rich in the famous Umbrian black truffles of both the winter and summer varieties. The infamous white truffles are found in the valleys below the mountains.
From the mountaintops surrounding the village, the views are amazing, looking over the entire Spoleto valley all the way to Montefalco, Assisi and Perugia to the east, and across the highest ridges of the Apennines to the west. The forests and fields provide stunning settings for strolling and hiking.
Join us for an unforgettable day of truffle hunting, authentic Umbrian culture and truffle rich cuisine.
from Wild Foods Italy