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An ancient Farmhouse in the countryside of Ferrara

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The main building of Le Occare farmhouse is encircled by a wooden area about 3.8 Ha wide, implanted in three different occasions, and that is now 4, 16 and 21 year-old.

The trees were chosen between these species: oak , bay oak, hazel, pine, hornbeam, willow, white poplar , privet, cornel, elder, hawthorn and eglantine. We realized three different implants of mycorrhized trees with the following truffle species: Tuber Melanosporum (black truffle), Tuber Magnatum Pico (white truffle) and Tuber Borchii Vittadini  (Albidum white truffle). in this area there was a natural production of white truffles in the past, before deforestation caused a great reduction of truffles reproduction. The new wooden area not only has an interesting impact on landscape and local echosystem, but it's also the breading place of a lot of wild birds.  Now Tuber Borchii Vittadini begins to grow and we hope that in the future we will find Tuber Magnatum Pico (until now only a few exemplars found) and Tuber melanosporum.
The truffles match very well with the recipes of the restaurant.