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truffle hunting
The search with truffle dogs

Its majesty the White Truffle

Truffle Hunting

In search of the king of the table

Come to participate in a truffle hunting accompanied by local experts and their truffle dogs among the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia. In every period of the year we’ll search for a different kind of truffle according to the season:

  • White Truffle --> September - December
  • Spring "Marzuolo" Truffle --> February - April
  • Summer "Scorzone" Truffle --> June - August

At the end of the “cerca”, the search of truffle, you will join the tasting session and then a tasting meal at the farm, where all dishes will be prepared with fresh truffles.


  • H 8.00 - Meeting
  • H 9.00 - Let's start the hunting!
  • H 12.00 - End of the walk
  • H 12.30 - tasting or lunch with Truffle

Duration: about 2 hours
Distance from Montalcino: around 30 minutes
Recommended attire: sporty with proper walking boots and long pants (shorts not allowed!)


  • The truffle hunt cannot take place in May
  • Our truffle hunters speak only few English words: we can provide an English speaking guide to make your tour more instructive
  • On request, one of our Personal Chefs wil come to your accommodation to prepare a truffle lunch or dinner
  • The groups are max of 8 persons per time
  • The transfer to the truffle site is not included in the tour
  • with rainy weather, the excursion will be replaced with a Tasting and Analysis Session (Program: history and mythology, different species of edible truffle, how to identify a truffle by the senses, practical tests for truffle tasting and analysis)

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