Mushrooms are an important resource for the mountains and for local tourism.
Lots of people, locals and visitors alike, buy permits to go mushroom hunting every year.
The Province of Reggio Emilia has designed a programme to promote tourism in the Apennines with special deals for mushroom hunters at the hotels and restaurants in the mountains.
This requires the support of local entrepreneurs involved in tourism and the related associations for the programme to be a success. You can download the offers available at hotels and restaurants supporting the programme with details of the special offers at their premises from the link opposite.
A 1:100.000 tourist map has been published to promote the programme, featuring the hotels and restaurants involved and all the places where you can purchase a permit (a pdf file can be downloaded from this page).
The map is available free of charge at any of the places selling permits or at IAT offices in the Province.
Enthusiasts can take part in the forum and post their questions, suggestions and comments concerning the world of "mushrooms and tourism".