DAY OF THE TRUFFLE SAN SEBASTIAN CURONE (AL) Sunday, November 23, 2014 9:30 am "I am sending you some truffles, sorry if they are few, but the weather is dry and if they are not more." This recurring phrase in three different letters, dated February 18, 1470, August 26, 1481 and May 4, 1495, a warden of the Curone, the captain of the Citadel and the Bishop of Tortona announced sending truffles to the Duke of Milan, in the first person of Francesco Sforza, Ludovico Sforza and then. These documents are not only among the oldest known about the truffle scented like we know it today, but also demonstrate how the territory of Curone is so suited to the truffle to offer them in every season. To help you learn more about this mysterious product, its places and the protagonists of his search will take you to discover the countryside and the historic center of San Sebastiano Curone on the occasion of its 31st national fair of truffles that comes alive with food stalls along the streets Curone streams and Arzola. The meeting is scheduled for 09:45 at the entrance to the old town of San Sebastiano Curone, in front of the bank branch Cariparma (address Via Franco Anselmi, 8, 15056 San Sebastian Curone AL). First, we will know the real stars of the world of the truffle that is the search dogs, seeing a demonstration of research and making us tell the president of the researchers of the truffle Curone, Grue and Ossona as is the training of these prodigious "noses" living. Then we will make a short trip in the countryside lapping the small village to learn about the environmental characteristics essential for the growth of our precious fruits underground. At the end, you will enter the narrow medieval streets of the pretty village, which, although now in Piedmont, still tells the colors and the architecture of the houses when its rulers were called Doria and Fieschi and from here you went to get to and from Genoa and Milan with loads of salt and wheat. The activities will end around 13:00 fee: EUR 7 per person, children under 10 free reservations to participate in the activities of the morning should be sent if possible before Friday, November 21, 2014. For lunch, participants can choose to do tastings at the stalls of the fair, which usually include porridge, sausage sandwiches with roast chestnuts etc., or whether to opt for a truffle tasting menu at restaurants and holiday farms of San Sebastian and surrounding areas participating in the event DINING WITH TRUFFLE (list to download brochures promo at this link http://www.eventisansebastianocurone.com/fiera-nazionale-del-tartufo.html). In the latter case strongly recommend that you contact the restaurant directly to book. INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: Tel: 347-5894890 (Mirella) or 349-5567762 (Andrew) E-mail: email@example.com URL: http: //www.calyxturismo.blogspot.