Mushroom Picking in the Lazio Provinces

Italy's fields and forests have a wide variety of edible mushrooms. Find out how to get a mushrooming licence and what mushrooms you can expect to find in the Lazio provinces...

In the Lazio region, the mushroom picking licence (tesserino regionale di autorizzazione alla raccolta) is issued to people over the age of 14 who have attended a course. The course is open to residents (it is held in Italian only).

Following a law of 29 April 2006, people over the age of 65 are now exempt from paying for a licence.

  • The request for the licence is downloadable; the form should be filled in and posted: Click here (PDF)
  • A tax stamp should be enclosed with the form
    • Post to: Alla Provincia di Roma
      Servizio Caccia e Pesca
      Via Nomentana n.54
      00161 Rome

Licences must be renewed annually (there is a fee) and payment can be made directly into the account:

  • Account number: c.c.p. 37716792
    Name: Amministrazione Provinciale Roma (mention: rinnovo annuale permesso di raccolta funghi)
  • For other licence request forms (renewal, duplicat): Click here

Mushroom picking

In the Lazio region and the province of Rieti, mushrooms may be picked four days per week: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mushrooms most commonly found are: ceps (funghi porcini), cultivated mushrooms (i prataoili), mushrooms called "ovules" because of their shape (ovuli), mushrooms called pancakes because of their shape (galletti), pinaroli and mazze di Camburo. These are found everywhere in the surrounding woods and mountains.

Regional contacts

  • Provincia di Roma, Ufficio Caccia, Pesca e Funghi (Province of Rome, Office of Hunting, Fishing and Mushrooms)
    At
    : Via Nomentana 54, 00161 Rome
    Tel: 06 67668740
    Fax: 06 67668738
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