Lake Garda, the main Italian lake, it is narrower to the north border with Trentino, passes through via Lombardy and Veneto. There are many town like Riva del Garda, Garda, Bardolino, Peschiera del Garda, Sirmione, Desenzano, Salò, Limone. The mitigated climate, a varied vegetation, one for ever more olive trees, cypresses, palms, lemons, oranges, oleanders and a water with a particular blue hue, make the lake a destination for many tourists looking sport, culture, history or relaxing holiday.
Below is a brief presentation of the most important areas for truffle hunting.
A mountain massif that stretches for a few kilometers and separates Lake Garda from the Val d’Adige, where you can find vineyards, chestnut groves, olive groves and also the excellent black truffle, summer, winter and precious black truffle (melanosporum).
Lessinia Black Truffle
The term Lessinia means the mountain range north of Verona, the central nucleus of the largest mountain of Verona, characterized by a grassy plateau and deep canyons.
The characteristics of the environment in the lower areas are favorable to the development of the truffle, in particular of the black summer truffle or scorzone, of the black truffle, and of the precious black truffle (melanosporum).
The Morainic Hills of Garda, with a maximum height of 250 meters above sea level, rise between the Province of Mantua to the south and Lake Garda to the north, specifically between the provinces of Brescia and Verona.
The morphology is characterized by gentle slopes, small lakes and in particular by olive groves, vineyards and cypresses that frame medieval villages, castles and museums.
In this unique territory, known as the “Little Tuscany“, safeguarded over time thanks to its proximity to the Mincio Natural Park, food and wine and a multitude of tourism proposals are a key resource for the local economy.
So in the various villages and farms you can taste the typical salami, hams, cheeses, and traditional desserts, all naturally accompanied by the famous DOC wines of Veneto.
Moreover, the pedoclimatic characteristics of the Morainic Hills favor the growth of the truffle, which embellishes all the typical products of these lands.
Brescia shore of Lake Garda
In the shore of Lake Garda belonging to the province of Brescia, at a height varying between 200 and 700 meters, there are natural and cultivated truffles beds, where there are important findings of precious specimens. You speak about truffle Gardesano and truffle of Valtenesi to identify the species, mainly black summer, winter and precious, which are found in these areas, particularly appreciated in the kitchen and enhanced by local restaurants.
Our knowledge of these areas let us establish a collaboration with the local truffle hunters, that, depending on the time of year, they will be available to take you for an exciting excursion with their skilfully trained dogs.
Enrich your holiday with a unique and unique activity, the truffle hunting, or give it to people you love for a special occasion.
Villa Magna Truffles is available to help you in the right choice for your needs.
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