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Chiesa Del Carmine announces Umbrian Truffle Hunting, Olive Picking & Wine Tasting for Autumn 2013

Chiesa del Carmine, the luxuriously chic country house in the heart of rural Umbria, has announced the launch of glorious new foodie packages available to guests staying at the villa. Nestled at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley in the stunning Italian countryside, Chiesa del Carmine has been lovingly restored to its former glory with its adjoining 18th century farmhouse and ancient 13th century church, and now sleeps up to 14 guests. With truffle hunting and grape picking well under way and olive picking soon to commence, now is the perfect time to visit this beautiful villa and indulge in a gourmet adventure.

A well-known local truffier has teamed up with Chiesa del Carmine and will be leading private truffle hunting tours with his trusted dogs. Guests will go hunting for truffles in the woodlands and countryside surrounding the hilltop town of Montone, followed by a leisurely truffle degustation in the picturesque town of Montone at L’Antica Osteria, sampling the following delectable dishes:
~ Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh truffle shavings ~
~ Selection of locally cured meats and cheeses ~
~ Scrambled egg with truffle shavings ~
~ Taglierini with fresh black truffle ~
~ Chargrilled vegetables ~
~ Dessert ~

Should guests also wish to indulge in a private wine tour and tasting whilst staying at Chiesa del Carmie, there is also the opportunity to visit Vineyard Palazzone where the wines of Carmine Estate are made. Here, wine afiocionados can enjoy a guided tour of the vineyard and cantina, tasting of the wines of the vineyard, including the famous Orvieto white wines and award-winning reds, followed by a gourmet seasonal Italian lunch.

Well known in the region for its award-winning extra virgin olive oil, produced with olives from the Carmine estate, guests too can also get involved in olive picking from October 26th 2013. Those staying at the villa are invited to join in as they roam through the shady olive groves, trying their hands at collecting the olives, before enjoying a BBQ in the olive groves offering local delights such as wild boar salami, bruschetta and wine.

Chiesa del Carmine’s truffle hunts and wine tastings are available to all guests staying at Chiesa Del Carmine and can be organised through Estate Manager, Chrissie Todd. These two activities are available for groups of up to 14 people and are bookable in advance throughout September, October 2013 and November, to coincide with the white truffle season.*

*From September to December guests can hunt for white truffles, and from January 2014 to March for Bianchetti (small white truffles), followed by black summer truffles from June through to September.

The truffle hunting package is priced at €60 per person and includes the truffle hunt and truffle degustation at L’Antica Osteria restaurant in Montone. Travel to and from Montone and the truffle hunting grounds is not included however this can be arranged through Chiesa del Carmine at an additional cost.

The wine tasting package is priced at €45 per person and includes a tour of Palazzone Vineyard, wine tasting and seasonal 3 course lunch.

Standard weekly rates at Chiesa del Carmine start from €4,000 (*£3,460) villa only. Sleeps 14

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