Food&Wine

Truffle Hunting

Come participate in a truffle hunting accompanied by local experts and their truffle dogs in the Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia. In every period of the year, there are different kinds of truffles to be found according to the season.

Duration

Half day

Type

Intensity

Culinary

Lunch

Included

Family

Yes

Transportation

Included

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany! Walk through the forests of Montalcino with experts on the scent of the King of the Table

Experience hunting for truffles on a beautiful Tuscan morning under the guidance of an expert truffle hunter and his dog. You will take quiet forest paths to secret places where truffles grow and, if you are lucky enough, you will dig out this delicious gem of nature right  from the soil.

Your guide will explain all the secrets of Tuscan truffles including their characteristics, properties, and differences. For lunch, we will head to a small local osteria where you will be able to see and taste the result of this magical work during a 4-course menu entirely based on truffles.

The Truffle Hunting starts around 10 o’clock in the morning, but this depends on the season. We could possibly ask you to start earlier in order to avoid the warm temperatures of the summer. Our English-speaking driver guide will pick you up directly at your accommodation in a luxury and very comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle. On board, you will always have access to free water and wi-fi internet connection

During the transfer to the forest, your guide will introduce you to the territory, its history, and its traditions. After a 15-minute drive, you will meet up with your expert truffle hunter and his dogs: the wonderful animals that make truffle hunting possible. They are a special breed called Lagotto Romagnolo – a loyal, keen and sociable dog with an excellent nose which makes this breed very efficient in hunting for truffles.

The type of truffle for the hunt changes according to the season:

White Truffle –> September – December

Spring “Marzuolo” Truffle –> February – April

Summer “Scorzone” Truffle –> June – August

The Truffle Hunting usually lasts between 1 to 2 hours depending on the weather, the luck of the hunt, and how interested you are in walking. At the end of the “cerca”, the truffle hunt, you will enjoy the tasting meal at the traditional restaurant, the headquarter of local truffle hunters, where all dishes will be prepared with fresh truffles.

At the end of the lunch, we will transfer you back to your accommodation around 3 pm.

To deepen the knowledge of Wine & Truffle in the area

Are you interested to also visit a winery after lunch? Have a look to the Truffle Hunting and Brunello Wine Tour

Would you like to use directly in the kitchen the truffles you picked? You may consider the Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class

What's included

  • Private transportation in a luxury, fully licensed Mercedes Benz vehicle with a/c, free water and wi-fi
  • private truffle hunt excursion with a local licensed truffle hunter (and his dog) who will accompany you explaining the secrets of the Tuscan White Truffle
  • 4-course truffle lunch

What's not included

  • gratuities
  • wine at lunch
  • the truffles found during the excursion (you can buy them to take away with you directly from the hunter at an additional cost)
  • eventual shipping of the Truffle to your home (ask us for details)

All the other info

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

FAQ

Is this trekking too hard for me?
This is a very easy and quiet walk for everyone. We will stop many many times to explain everything about the area and the truffles so it is really considered more an “aperitive walk” more than a trekking.

Are kids admitted on this tour?
Yes, we love kids in Italy and they are always welcome. Be sure your kids can walk for 1 or 2 hours or be equipped to transport them on your shoulder 🙂 Let us know if you need a booster seat or if you have one with you.

Can you pick us up in Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, Chianti, etc…?
Yes of course. We will provide you, before the booking, a specific quote for this extra service.

Pickup Points: Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza & Val d'Orcia, ask us for a different location.

Departures: Everyday

Season: All year long

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Would you like to modify this tour or design your own experience in Tuscany?
Let us know your needs and wishes and we will tailor the perfect program for your trip to Italy.

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