Porcino di Borgotaro mushrooms is the special guest of the homonymous Strada (Road) which runs mainly in the upper part of Val Taro joining Van Baganza and the Strada del Prosciutto e dei Vini dei Colli (Ham and wines from the surrounding hills Road) to the North-East, to the West Val Ceno and the ridge that divides the Apennines separating Parma and Piacenza; and finally the route reaches the sea to the South. The area is characterised by some of the most fascinating sceneries of the entire Apennine ridge. It is in fact harmoniously composed of hills that go up from the numerous rivers reaching the peaks of Liguria and Tuscany borders. It is a land rich in history, laden with castles, medieval villages and ancient worship places. For centuries pilgrimage routes crossed trade routes that would stretch from France and the Po Valley to the sea. This can be an excellent destination for day-trips and hikes. It is also a well-known holiday destination: it livens up over the summer with parties and attracts visitors in the autumn for the most appetising menu, based on mushrooms to be cooked according to the tasty local culinary tradition.
The Porcino di Borgotaro mushroom comprises four species of the Boletus genus with different characteristics, which grow naturally in woods and coppices of a geographically defined area: Boletus Aestivalis, Boletus Pinophilus Pilat and Dermek Boletus, Aereus Bulliard Boletus and Boletus Edulis Bulliard.
Village of Val di Taro, Bedonia, Compiano, Tornolo, Abareto, Berceto, Pontremoli, Zeri
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Come to taste it at the Gastronomic Autumn in Valtaro Festival.