Tiber Valley is the northernmost Umbrian territory.
This untamed region has a unique cultural and social character. People
here have been hunters and gatherers for centuries.
During the season they forage for wild mushrooms, the search ending
with satisfaction if it ends with a wicker basket brimming with porcini
there is the truffle season where tartufo
bianco e nero
the white and black truffles are hunted in secrecy least someone finds
their stash of these coverted fungi. Men hunt in groups, dressed in
camouflaged outfits and their dogs for cinghiale
which is the wild boar, piccione
- pigeon and coniglio
- rabbit, both of which find their way onto restaurant menus and family
The Tiber River runs through the entire length of the valley for 50
kilometers and provides the area with great fertility. Still largely
farmed with tobacco, each year sees more fields turned over to produce
and feed for livestock.
Recommended Restaurants in the Tiber Valley
See our page on Tuscany
recommending restaurants in the Tiber Valley. These restaurants have
sanctioned by the Vetrina Toscana body as serving traditional food
using traditional ingredients of high quality.