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Mushroom picking

Into the forest on a scented treasure hunt


As summer winds down, a very special season begins for gourmets: the mushroom season. Mushroom picking combines the pleasure of hiking with an exciting and tasty treasure hunt. The fragrant reward consists of porcini (Yellow boletus), chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius) or honey mushrooms (Armillaria).

It goes without saying that the passionate mushroom hunter is also a nature lover and pays close attention to what and how he collects.

Please note: Mushroom picking is regulated in South Tyrol.


Mushroom picking in South Tyrol. Here you will find all the

Briefly summarised

According to the Provincial Law of 19 June 1991, no. 18, and subsequent amendments, mushroom picking is permitted in South Tyrol under the following conditions

° Outside the municipality of residence against payment of the collection fee in favour of the municipality in which one wishes to collect;
° Mushrooms may only be collected within the municipality for which the collection fee has been paid or within the municipality of residence;
° Only on even days from 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
° 1 kg per day and per person (over 14 years);

How must the mushrooms be treated:
a) they must not be damaged at their place of growth,
b) they must be transported in stiff, open and well-ventilated containers.

In case of non-compliance with the above rules, administrative sanctions and confiscation of the collected mushrooms are foreseen

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