TIBER VALLEY, GEOGRAPHIC AREA BETWEEN AREZZO AND NORTHERN UMBRIA
We suggest a departure after breakfast from your location (villa, hotel, farmhouse) for the upper Tiber Valley, where you can live a unique experience related to the charming world of truffle. Citerna is a small and nice medieval hill town: here you can meet expert people, who can show you how to dig the truffle up and, moreover, how to process and use it in cooking, teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties. In fact, through the “Educational Itinerary for the Discovery of the Truffle”, you can experience a real Truffle Hunt and enjoy the emotion of picking it up in the woods, thanks to a guide and his loyal truffle dog. Then, after a short visit of Citerna with its beautiful view on the Tiber Valley, expert hands can show you the use of truffles in cooking, according to the best Umbrian tradition. You can play an active role in the preparation of dishes whose main ingredient and protagonist is this “Precious Tuber”.
In the afternoon the itinerary can move on to Arezzo. The city, founded in the Etruscan period, was a wealthy centre during the Medieval times, constantly fighting against the other Tuscan cities to assess its supremacy. Here you can visit the Church of San Francesco, decorated by the sublime frescos by Piero Della Francesca, Piazza Grande (the central square) and the Cathedral. While visiting the city, you can take a walk along the streets and squares that Roberto Benigni chose as the set for his 3 Oscar winner movie “Life is Beautiful”.