Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

 

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Today, we went on our truffle tour and it was fantastic. The owner of the farm and our guide were so charming. The route to the farm was just lovely with rolling hills of green wheat and just beautiful. It was a fantastic tour finding truffle and eating the truffle tastings with wine and their home grown olive oil. Thank you so much!- Dee C.
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Truffle Hunt in Tuscany Highlights


Learn about this fascinating precious gourmet product
Hunt truffles with real truffle-hunting dogs
Walk in the beautiful Tuscan landscape
Learn why truffles are such a sough-after gourmet treat!

Truffle Hunt in Tuscany Program


Have you ever imagined going on a walk in the Tuscan woods with a dog and truffle expert to hunt for truffles? The white truffle, the most precious, aromatic and expensive variety, grows only in Italy from October to December. Its aromas vanish very quickly, within a few days. Therefore the only way to taste high quality truffle is to find it and eat it within a day or two. Other truffles such as the black summer truffle can be hunted in the summer months, as well as the scorzone truffle so the hunt is available all year round.

The truffle hunt is an exciting and memorable experience, a sacred yet secret ritual rarely witnessed by outsiders and a special way to see Tuscany from a different prospective. Your truffle hunting day will start early in the morning, in the Tuscan Crete Senesi, among Italys most important truffle areas. Your local professional truffle hunter (and of course his dog!) will meet you in the morning and accompany you on silent paths through the crisp, misty morning air of the Crete. You will look, listen, and learn and in the end you will almost certainly find the precious tuberous, a moment of great excitement.

The truffle hunt lasts about an hour and a half. Then it's time to move to the farm and wine cellar for a tasting of local products and a guided sensorial analysis of truffle. Lunch at the farm is available on request at an extra charge of 30 to 60 Euros per person depending on which type of truffle you will be tasting. Please inquire for more information.
 

What's Included in Your Truffle Hunt in Tuscany


Truffle hunt with an expert truffle hunter and dog.
Guided analysis lesson with tasting of local food products (bread with olive oil, salami, cheese, wine)
Total time approximately 2-3 hours.

What's Not Included in Your Truffle Hunt in Tuscany


Transportation is not included. You will need to arrange for your own arrival in San Giovanni d'Asso, a small town approx. 35 minutes south of Siena. (On request we can arrange for transportation at an additional fee, please contact us before making your booking).
Truffle(s) found during the hunt belong to the truffle hunter and may be purchased from him according to the day's bid
price on the local market.
Truffle analysis does not include tasting of the product.
Please inquire to book your delicious truffle lunch at an additional fee.
 
Price per person (including taxes and fees), based on a booking of:
1 pax Eur 350 - 2 pax Eur 180 - 3 pax Eur 150 - 4 pax Eur 125 - 5 pax Eur 110 - 6 pax Eur 95 - 7 pax Eur 85 - 8 pax Eur 85 - 9 pax Eur 85 - 10 pax Eur 85 - 11 pax Eur 85 - 12 pax Eur 80 - 13 pax Eur 80 - 14 pax Eur 80 - 15 pax Eur 80 -
 
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