Black Truffle Workout

Umbria, Italy

Step into the timeless atmosphere of an ancient family farm and village where you will experience incredible hospitality, stunning scenery, and unforgettable flavors. A place steeped in traditions and history where your senses will run wild. Where you can regenerate your mind, body, and appetite on an authentic and stimulating experience in an unspoiled and fascinating setting.

SEASON

April to November.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2400 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

SEASON

April to November.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Axctivity Level 5

PRICING

EUR 2400 per person
for 3 nights. All inclusive.
Minimum 2 people.
Reduced rates for groups.

Getting there

You’ll see some breathtaking scenery as you drive up to Pettino from the Umbrian valley.

Nestled in a valley among the Apennine Mountains of Umbria, Pettino is an ancient village in a picturesque rural setting. As you make your way to the village, you’ll wind up a mountain road with many opportunities to stop and take in some breathtaking scenery.

On arrival in Pettino, you’ll receive a warm welcome from the family who have inhabited this charming place for over 600 years.

Workout Highlights

Hunt for truffles with local truffle hunters and their amazing dogs in the fields and forests around the village.

Taste truffles like you have never tasted before and absolutely as fresh as they can be.

Dine with the locals and discover the incredible flavors of farm-fresh food.

Stroll with the family shepherd and his flock of sheep in the mountain meadows.

Learn some incredible recipes and techniques of traditional Umbrian cooking and cuisine.

Immerse yourself into the spectacular scenery and feel part of a centuries-old working farm.

Sleep in the incredibly sumptuous family Lodge.

The Workout

Experience a journey into the culinary and cultural traditions of an Umbria family, where you will be immersed in the way of life and cuisine of an ancient place. Discover the epicurean pleasures and incredible hospitality of a family that has been owners of the farm since the year 1486. You’ll discover their centuries-old traditions like truffle hunting, shepherding, cheese making, and so much more, as well as experiencing a laid-back, irresistible country lifestyle and some fantastic local company.

What you can expect

Wine

You will indulge in the wine the locals drink, from the rich reds to the fresh, easy whites. The Sagrantino di Montefalco will play the leading role; a dry red, full-bodied wine that ages with pleasure and ease, also bright and vivid in its Passito variety. The whites include the Trebbiano Spoletino and the Grechetto. During this workout, you’ll unearth the secrets of a truly authentic Italian wine culture.

Dine

You will experience a mouth-watering array of local recipes and cooking, and the vast majority of the ingredients are grown or hunted on the farm. Truffles, olive oil, lamb, veal, beef, pigeon, wild boar, goose, or rabbit, to name just a few. You will dine in different settings throughout the village, making every meal exciting and stimulating.

Exercise

Pettino is a place for hiking lovers, strolling in the countryside, breathing the fresh air, and soaking up the scenery and atmosphere. In their daily life, the locals do an incredible amount of walking in the fields and forest around the village.

You will go truffle hunting in some spectacular scenery, walking through ancient beech forests and mountain meadows. You will discover the poetic beauty of the shepherd’s life, strolling the hills and mountains with a flock of sheep and a pack of wolf-chasing dogs.

Exercise in Pettino is relaxed, peaceful, and absolutely regenerating.

Learn

Truffles play the leading role in the life of Pettino, and you will be fully immersed in the unpretentious way they are used in this corner of Umbria.

You’ll discover local recipes and culinary secrets, with plenty of chances to join in and cook with the family cooks. Learn how to make fresh tagliatelle by hand from just a handful of flour and a few fresh eggs. You’ll experience the ancient technique of making Pecorino cheese and ricotta, following the traditional family recipe and technique, as well as visiting the cheese aging room.

You may also just want to learn how to slow down and appreciate the most important things in life.

Lodgings

You will spend three nights in the luxurious Black Truffle Lodge.

The lodgings are spacious and beautiful with a fantastic mix of contemporary, natural, and traditional design—just staying there is an experience in itself.

And best of all, Fabiola, one of the family, will be there to attend to your every need and make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Your local hosts

Pettino is not just a village but the home of a big, extended family.

You will be welcomed with open arms and experience the warm hospitality of a family who thrives on good company and socializing with old friends and new. They will proudly guide you through their traditions and way of life and treat you to a truly special and authentic Italian experience.

You will only spend a few days, but you may feel like you have been friends for a lifetime.

Take the Black Truffle Workout challenge and immerse yourself in the colorful company, cuisine, and lifestyle of locals from a hideaway village in Umbria.

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