The Garfagnana is famous for its mushrooms, from the delicious porcino to the many edible varieties that it is good to collect only if experts. The picking is regulated by the Tuscany Regional Law 58/2010 which also provides for daily or weekly tourist permits. The first rule to follow when gathering mushrooms is to respect the forest, do not abandon waste and do not use rakes for collecting. For your own safety, it is necessary wear suitable clothing and footwear, always stay in company and, in any case, always let someone know where you are going.

In Garfagnana there are some paid collection areas so it is always good to inquire before leaving for picking.

Mushroom picking info

The paid collection areas are located:

 Soraggio Valley (Sillano-Giuncugnano) ASBUC email tel +39 335 6474857  Mr. Antonio Sacchini
√ Fosciandora Coop. Le Tre Terre cell +39 371 418 2149
√ Careggine Ass. Monte Sumbra email cell +39 346 2719688
√ Sillicano, Poggio, Filicaia (Camporgiano) Ass. Monte Volzi cell +39 338 2332865 Mrs. Guidi Antonella

N.B. Fabbriche di Vergemoli has instituted a ban on collecting on Saturday and Sunday throughout the municipal area.

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