Pettino is a small historic village nestled on a peaceful plateau at over 1100 meters in altitude, surrounded by Umbria’s stunning Apennine Mountains. The old stone buildings, ploughed fields and small piazzas reveal a traditional Italian way of life and culture rarely encountered in other parts of Italy.
The mountains around the village are rich in wildlife such as wolves, foxes, and porcupines, as well as game such as wild boar, hare (jack rabbit), roebuck deer and many species of birds from woodcock to pheasant and partridge. The forests are also full of the famous Umbrian black truffles and prized mushrooms like porcini and turrini.
The villagers are farmers, hunters, winemakers and custodians of culture and traditions dating back many centuries. The animals such as the sheep, cattle, and goats, spend the nights in barns mingled among the houses and the days grazing the mountain meadows. Our working canines also have an important place in village life and include truffle dogs, hunting dogs, sheep herding dogs and wolf chasing dogs.