Magical Country Food strolling – The Parma Hills, Italy

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Looking for a natural high!!?? Our tour below starts off at double the height of the Shard London!

Walking days … in the lap

hillside walks   Bergotto range 640m ABSL – Our start point

Our days in the Porcini and Truffle hills and mountains are absolutely delightful… amidst nature, 11th century hamlets and of course great food tasting treats abound!


PARMA HILLSIDE WALKS

Country strolls with lunch and picnic snack stop offs – 5 hrs

1-3 hr walks
Lunch
Stroll

Porcini from hills Food n walk tours Parma

We will collect you from Berceto rail station and whisk you into the ancient pilgrims hillside pathways… It is incredible… and sits in the heart of Cisa Porcini DPO consortzio.

The walks start with the ritual of collecting fresh mountain water from the ancient spring.  The taste is wonderful.  From there we stroll alongside the river and take the track up through the aromatic pine forests… the lungs say a huge thank you at this point!

Above the ancient Porcini village

the spring water collection

Walking for 20 minutes we reach the levelling out within the cool canopy of pines – we settle next to a 16th century ruin and get into a refreshing snack with a locally made picnic setting including benches and tables.

From here we can rummage around looking for the fantastic Porcini mushrooms.

Porcini risotto... delicious beyond-

Lunch has a fabulous rustic option or two!!

We can visit a superb famous Porcini restaurant Manubiola in the next village or opt for a roasted pizza at the superb Bar Jasoni at the  foot of the hill.

… the food like everything else here, is absolutely out of this world.

picking wild strawberries on the trail

On weekends the regional art gallery is open (just 25m from the pizzeria) with a fascinating artist on display – the perfect after-lunch relaxer.

The village is surrounded by superb walks and pathways so enjoy yourselves and take to the hills.


Above the vineyard on stroll...-food n walk

An after lunch stroll and breath of freshest air!———————-

Porcini hills Food n walk tours Parma


San Bernardo Mine trek

The walk tracks uphill for 1.5 hrs to a simply divine waterfall and rock pool summit.

Stop offs and views across to Tuscany.
Spring water tasting and collection, fresh from the mountain
Hillside trek
Picnic
return Lunch
Gallery visit (weekends)

1-4 people 115.00
4.8 people 160.00

LUNCH OPTION AS IN 3 KINGS TOUR


Porcini Trek and smugglers trail


Spring water tasting

Hillside trek and hunt
Picnic Lunch
Gallery visit (weekends)

1-4 people 180.00
4.8 people 280.00

Light or Full lunch as above

All prices are in Euros.
Deposit of 18.00 euros paid at time of booking

 


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Ancelotti treats David Beckham to Tortelli in Parma…


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David Beckham’s love for Tortelli di Parma

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It’s pretty common knowledge to us that ex Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti (we drive by his house to FWT lunch), has a love of watching David Beckham tucking into Parma’s special food… Tortelli d’erbetta…

Yep it’s the same for my tourists as we take them to the same restaurant for a taste of the same delicious treat.

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In fact Becks did come back last summer and they headed into the hills to one of Carlo’s other favourite restaurants … he has a few and it makes the now annual jaunt interesting for both apparently!

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Here’s an extract from Ancelotti’s book, the_beautiful_games_of_an_ordinary_genius

BECKHAM Extract

http://gendocs.ru/v33798/ancelotti_carlo._the_beautiful_games_of_an_ordinary_genius

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Times Tables and Victory

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Soccer is like having lunch with your friends: the more you eat, the hungrier you get. It’s the chef and the company that make all the difference; and I love the company of David Beckham.

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One evening, while he was playing for A. C. Milan, I invited Beckham to dinner in a restaurant in Parma. By the end of the evening, he refused to leave the restaurant. I kept insisting, and he kept pleading with me, “Please, one more course.”

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At one point I considered calling the police—handcuffs would certainly have stopped him from cramming any more tortellini into his mouth. In the end, I managed to convince him with these words: “Look, David, if we don’t leave this restaurant right now, I’m going to arrange another Spice Girls reunion tour.”

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Fourteen seconds later we were back in the car, hurtling back toward Milan, with the radio off.

Open parenthesis: Let me say something about David. He was a big surprise to me, and a positive one. When he arrived in Italy, I expected to be dealing with a movie star homesick for Los Angeles, one of those players who thinks too much about gossip and fame and not enough about football. But I was wrong. He’s an impeccable professional, a workaholic, and an almost excessively well-mannered gentleman, with all the class of a very honest person. And then there’s the fact that he likes Emilian delicacies, which is obviously what matters most. Close parenthesis.

We never had time to go back, but one day I’ll return to Parma with my Chelsea players.

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