TOOLS FOR EXCAVATION OF TRUFFLES.
We considered utility for truffle hunters, know the characteristics of the digging equipment, used in the various regions, to avoid being sanctioned when you exercise the research out of the region of belonging.
These are the texts listed in the various regional laws:
Abruzzo - Art. 17.
Paragraph 2 - For the collection of truffles should be used or the spade blade vanghella irremovable from the handle, of a width not exceeding 4 cm to a maximum of 15centimetri high with the tip rounded.
Paragraph 3 - In the municipalities of Barete, Barisciano, Cagnano Amiterno, Calascio, Campotosto, Capistrano, Capitignano, Caporciano, Carapelle Calvisio, Castel del Monte, Castelvecchio Calvisio, Collepietro, Fossa, L'Aquila, Lucoli, Montereale, Navelli, Pizzoli , Poggio Picenze, Prata d'Ansidonia, St. Pius Chambers, Sant'Eusanio, Forconese, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Scoppito, Tonimparte, Villa Saint Lucia degli Abruzzi, Villa Sant'Angelo, Acciano, Castel di Yesterday, Castelvecchio Subequo, Fagnano Alto, Fontecchio, Aterno, Goriano Sicoli, Molina Aterno, Ocre, Ovindoli, Rocca di Cambio, Rocca di Mezzo, San Benedetto in Perillis, San Demetrio ne 'Vestini, Secinaro and Tione degli Abruzzi, has authorized the collection of black truffle from December 16 to March 15, even with the use of Zappetto.
The Zappetto must have a rounded tip, a maximum size of 3 inches in width and 12 in height, with handle immovably of a length not exceeding 50 cm.
Paragraph 5 - And 'forbidden the use of Zappetto for the collection of the white truffle (Tuber magnatum).
Basilicata - Art. 3.
Paragraph 2 - The collection is permitted only with the use of the spade << >> or << vanghella >> or the << >> Zappetto having the blade length not exceeding 15 cm and the width at the tip not exceeding cm 8, and is limited to edible species.
CALABRIA - Art. 26.
Paragraph 2 - The excavation must be carried out with the appropriate tool (spade or vanghella, having the length not exceeding 15 cm in width and tip not more than 8 cm).
Campania - Art. 6.
Paragraph 3 - For the collection of truffles is used exclusively the spade with the help possible for the excavation between the stones of small hoes. In the law there are indicated the dimensional characteristics.
Emilia Romagna - Art. 12.
Paragraph 1 - The excavation is carried out with the use of a special tool (spade or vangarola) of a width not exceeding 6 cm.
FRIULI - Art. 11.
Paragraph 2 - The collection of truffles is permitted only with the use of the "spade" or "vanghella" or the "Zappetto" with the blade of a length exceeding 15 cm and a width at the tip of no more than 8 cm.
LAZIO - Art. 5.
Paragraph 2 - For the collection of truffles can be used exclusively spade << >> or << >> vanghella, with the aid, for the excavation between the stones, small hoes.
The Reading Regional Liguria does not have a specific article on tools for collecting, but refers to the National Law 752/85, Article only ten are as follows.
Art. 10 (Supervision and administrative sanctions)
For violations of the provisions of this Act and the L. 752/85 apply the following administrative penalties:
b) collection without suitable tool.
Lombardy - Art. 116
Edit 2010 - Point "q" - The width of the blade of the spade or hoe, must not exceed the size of cm. 4.5.
MARCHE - Art. 8.
Paragraph 2 - For the collection of truffles is used exclusively the "spade" or "vanghella", both in length between 50 and 80 cm, and with the blade from the handle unmovable, rectangular or spear, not more than seven centimeters in its maximum width.
Molise - Art. 8.
Paragraph 2 - For the collection of truffles is used exclusively the spade >> << or >> << vanghello tipped round the size of the cut of 15 cm to 6 cm.
PIEDMONT. - Art. 11.
Paragraph 2 - The excavation for the extraction of the truffle from the ground must be made with suitable tools (spade, vanghella, Zappetto, zappino) with blade over 8 inches wide.
PUGLIA Art. 6.
Paragraph 2 - The collection of truffles is permitted only with the use of the "spade" or "vanghella" or the "Zappetto", having the blade length and no more than 15 cm in width and tip not more than 8 cm.
SARDINIA - Art. 8.
Paragraph 6 - There is an obligation of the collection with the use of suitable tool spade or vanghella << >> but there are detailed dimensional characteristics.
TUSCANY - Art. 12.
Paragraph 2 - Provides that the excavation should be with vanghella or spade, there are, however, specified dimensional characteristics.
Umbria - Art. 6.
The research and the collection of truffles must be made so as not to cause damage to the truffle.
The collection of truffles is permitted only with the use of the "spade or vanghella" or the "Zappetto" having the blade length not exceeding 15 cm in width and tip not more than 8 cm.
The regional law reads: "The excavation is allowed with the possible use of the <spade or vanghella> having a blade-shaped, rectangular, the maximum length of 10 cm, the maximum width of the tip and 3 cm, with handle, a maximum of 50 cm. "
Text extracted from the Newspaper F.N: A: T: I
Compiled by President Bruno Sabella