In search of the Silano porcini mushroom

Soveria Mannelli, Italy

Experience hosted by Maria Francesca

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in Italian and English

What you'll do

you can come to us with the enchanted forests of the Sila to look for the famous porcini mushroom
Where are we going to go
Our search for mushrooms will be carried out not far from where my residence is located. It will be a fantastic experience not only for those who love to find and consequently eat mushrooms but also an extraordinary opportunity for those who love trekking along the forest paths and breathing air filled with oxygen and very clean away from the chaos of the city. Furthermore you can have the opportunity to learn about herbs, flowers and essences used as smells.
Other things to note
You will have no fear about choosing the edible mushroom because you will be in the hands of a professional glutton who has always found them and ... eaten
you can come to us with the enchanted forests of the Sila to look for the famous porcini mushroom
Where are we going to go
Our search for mushrooms will be carried out not far from where my residence is located. It will be a fantastic experience not only for those who love to find and consequently eat mushrooms but also an extraordinary opportunity for those who love trekking along the forest paths and breathing air filled with oxygen a…

What's included

  • Food
    Upon your arrival I will be happy to offer you some bruschetta with famous...

Meet your Host, Maria Francesca

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born in the USA and for years I live in the pre-sila where I attended a course to distinguish, find, and cook mushrooms such as porcini and Calabrian galletti. My husband has a cook certificate and loves to cook delicacies for our guests. place where it is located My Airbnb is famous all over the world for the research and transformation of the undergrowth products thanks to the presence of various canneries. My goal is to convey our passion for mushroom research, especially the prized porcini mushroom, to all those who share this love.
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Where you'll be

our research will take place not far from where my residence is located. It will be a fantastic experience not only for those who love finding mushrooms but also for those who love trekking along the paths..

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Matthew
September 2021
Spectacular Porcini right here ! What more could you want in an Italian vacation if you love to cook. Maria and her husband are graceful and hospitable folks who open up a little of their home to you. Great time and the shrooms are fantastic.
Krzysztof
August 2021
Maria’s place is hidden (but easy to reach) in a beautiful green mountains. It was a very personal experience with A LOT (skip your breakfast 😅) of fresh, local food & good wine. Because of the drought it was not possible to pick mushrooms but Maria showed us beautiful places and made sure we felt good and very welcome. Thank you!
Thomas
August 2021
L’expérience avec Maria francesca était parfaite! Elle a parfaitement su s’adapter aux conditions. Le repas était succulent, typique et copieux! Nous recommandons chaudement!
Giorgio
October 2020
Bella escursione in un bel posto di montagna. Maria e il suo compagano sono delle persone gentili e generosi e sicuramente non andrai via senza un po di funghi raccolti insieme a loro! Da provare...
Therese
October 2020
Wir erlebten wunderschöne Stunden mit Maria und ihrem Ehemann. Das Essen vor unserer Pilzsuch-Aktion, war sehr vielseitig, viel...!und hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Es war so schön mit den beiden im Wald Pilze zu suchen. Fast alles haben die beiden gefunden🤣! Trotzdem durften wir den ganzen Fund mitnehmen und am Abend eine feines Pilzessen kochen und genießen! Vielen Dank für den unvergesslichen Nachmittag! Kann es nur weiterempfehlen!
Maria
July 2020
This was a great experience. I came in search of my roots. This was an experience that I booked to feel a connection to my father who passed long ago as this was one of his favorite activities so in my quest for finding a connection with him I also found a connection to Maria Francesca! She is a marvelous cook who welcomed me with tastes of all of the local favorite dishes and even sent me with take away. We walked through the woods in search of mushrooms and serenity. We found both! For a super cultural experience this is a definite must!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Bring confortable shoes and long