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In search of the Silano porcini mushroom

Soveria Mannelli, Italy

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Experience hosted by Maria F.

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

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…

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What's included

  • Food
    Upon your arrival I will be happy to offer you some bruschetta with famous...
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Tue, Dec 1
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person
Wed, Dec 2
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person
Thu, Dec 3
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person

Meet your host, Maria F.

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 8 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 8 reviews.

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!
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…
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!
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 favorit…
Doug
December 2019
Maria and her husband were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. When we arrived, she had a full spread of mushroom, and non-mushroom food spread out for us. Maria, and her husband then proceeded to cook us even more hot mushroom dishes from previous harvests. Maria spoke nearly perfect english. Her husband didn't speak much english, but was very jovial, and friendly despite the language barrier we had. After eating we went on a hunt in the forest area near her house, along with their very friendly dogs. It was an easy walk at a slow pace, with a few small hills, but nothing overly strenuous. We didn't find any porcini, but we found several full baskets of chantrelles, and other edibles. Regardless of what we found, it was an enjoyable afternoon and walk. Maria offered to let us take the mushrooms we found with us, but we didn't have any cooking facilities in our hotel, so we somewhat sadly left them behind. If you enjoy getting off the beaten path, and are an adventurous eater, I would highly recommend this experience with Maria. Note that the address does not show up in google/waze/apple maps. The meeting point is located at the corner of "Strada Provinciale 68", and "Via Pirainetto" road, right next to a newish bright orange house. Do not go down Via Pirainetto road, especially in bad weather, since its very steep and muddy.
Maria and her husband were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming. When we arrived, she had a full spread of mushroom, and non-mushroom food spread out for us. Maria, a…
Vahid And Mahsa
November 2019
We showed up on an adverse day (it was raining) but Maria made the hunt enjoyable nonetheless. A sunny day would be magical in my opinion. We did find a basketful of mushrooms that were included in the snacks later in the day. We also left with a bag of walnuts from their private land.
We showed up on an adverse day (it was raining) but Maria made the hunt enjoyable nonetheless. A sunny day would be magical in my opinion. We did find a basketful of mushrooms tha…
Jennifer
October 2019
Meeting Maria and foraging with her was an absolute highlight of my trip! She greeted me with a hug and sat me down to an array of delicious homemade spreads, pasta, riso and croquettes featuring porcino mushrooms. Seriously, come hungry! You will eat so well, and then have the energy for a wonderful “bushwhacking” walk in the woods near her home. As a city girl, I would have loved this walk in nature for the beauty alone, but we also found a big variety of edible mushrooms and a basketful of chestnuts. Maria knows her species well and can identify them immediately. She was also kind enough to take me to see the abandoned abbazia, a fascinating site nearby. This was a wonderful afternoon, and I’m so grateful to Maria for showing me the beauty and bounty of La Sila!
Meeting Maria and foraging with her was an absolute highlight of my trip! She greeted me with a hug and sat me down to an array of delicious homemade spreads, pasta, riso and croqu…

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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

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