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If you are planning on adding day(s) before or after your Philitaly trip, here are some suggested experiences to consider.

Truffle-Hunting In Campobasso

Join brothers Angelo and Paolo Nardolillo (Phil's cousins) and their well-trained dogs, Maybe and Ziggy on a truffle-hunting adventure. 

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Hunting and digging up truffles in Italy, has become part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity protected by UNESCO, one more reason to respect and safeguard the knowledge and traditions of this precious and delicious product!

There are around one hundred different species of truffles in the world; among these, only nine are edible and concentrated mainly in the Italian peninsula. 

In parallel with hunting, truffle farming has become more scientific. Instead of relying exclusively on luck, farmers have begun to create the ideal conditions for the growth of truffles, planting oak and hazelnut trees; the trees with which truffles form a natural symbiosis.

Modern techniques offer more stable and predictable production, making truffles accessible to an even wider audience.

However, truffle farming remains an art as much as a science. Soil conditions, temperature, humidity and many other factors must align perfectly to produce high-quality truffles. In fact, truffles are environmental sentinels that grow only in uncontaminated areas; the particular nature of the woodlands of the Italian region of Molise guarantees all the conditions necessary for their diffusion and survival.

Click here to let us know you are interested in a truffle-hunting experience organized by Philitaly, and we will contact you to schedule a day and time that is convenient for you.

Choose another Philìtaly Adventure to explore below

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THE SPLENDORS OF CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN ITALY
June 25-July 4, 2024
This is a suggested itinerary for one or more people traveling. It can be modified by the travelers and price modified accordingly.

Starts in Rome and also

visit Ravenna, Ferrara, Bologna, Florence, Assisi and Farfa.

Customized experience for a private group.

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Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham Published in 2012

American National Football League third string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Rick Dockery becomes a national laughing-stock after what is considered the worst performance in NFL history. No other NFL team wants him after he is cut by the Browns.

 

Against all odds he lands a job as the starting quarterback for the Parma, Italy Mighty Panthers. The Parma Panthers are happy to have Rick, wanting an NFL player and not being selective about which former American NFL player they choose.

For Rick, not knowing anything about Parma and not speaking a word of Italian, a series of adventures ensue bringing with it a few surprises.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
September 13-21, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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ITALY IN ARGENTINA
October 17-26, 2024
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Starts in Buenos Aires and

also visit Tigre, San Isidro and Mendoza.

Open to the public for those who want to see how Italy influences the culture of Argentina, and vice versa.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
November 7-15, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
March 20-28, 2025

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
May 1-9, 2025

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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TRULLI OF PUGLIA AND MATERA OF BASILICATA
May 14-22, 2025

Starts in Brindisi and also

visit Lecce, Oria, Cisternino, Ostuni, Matera, Martina Franca, Foggia, San Vito, Mesagne, Gillipolo and Taranto.

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ITALY IN MONTREAL
Summer 2025

Starts in Montreal and also

visit New York, Quebec City and Toronto.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
September 13-21, 2025

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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LGBTQIA+ AND FRIENDS IN ITALY
Fall 2025

Starts in

Opera
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THEATER, FILM AND VISUAL ARTISTS
Fall 2025

Starts in Rome, Cinecittà

Open to the public, creative and administrative professionals in performing arts.

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DISCOVERING GREECE
Early Spring 2026

Starts in Athens and also

visiSounion, Epidauros, Nauplion, Nemea and Delphi.

Open to the public, a group of curious travelers who want to discover the strong connection between the two nations.

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UnDISCOVERED SARDINIA (THE BLUE ISLAND)
TBD 2025 and 2026

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit La Maddalena, Tempio Pausania, San Pantaleo, Azarchena, Golfo Aranci and Alghero.

Open to the public, and ready for you to join.

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HEALTHCARE, WELL-BEING & HR EXECUTIVES IN ITALY
TBD 2025 and 2026

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit San Teodoro, Berchidda, La Maddalena, Barbagia and Cagliari.

Open to the public, a group of professionals in healthcare management and human resource management exploring the very healthy Blue Zone of Sardinia.

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ENERGY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
TBD 2026

Starts in Rome

Open to the public, a group of professionals working in the Energy sector.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN ITALY
Dates selected by client

Town of your choice

PAST TRIPS

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CLE ITALY (SOLD OUT)
March 14-22, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Campobasso, Agnone, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Vico Equense and Battipaglia.

A private Ohio-based group of friends exploring Italy.

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CLE SICILY (SOLD OUT)
March 22-27, 2024

Starts in Palermo and also

visit Alimena, Cefalù, Taormina and Agrigento.

A private Ohio-based group of friends exploring Sicily.

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SIGMA NU AND FRIENDS IN SICILY (SOLD OUT)
April 4-April 12, 2024

Starts in Palermo and also

visit Monreale, Agrigento, Catania, Taormina, Siracusa, Ortigia, Trapani, Montalbano Elicona and Cefalù.

A group of 25 travelers (including you?) with Sicily on bucket list.

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CLUB AND CLASS REUNIONS
Dates selected by client

Starts in town of your choice

Customized experience for a private group.

Ice Cream Date
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