The Truffle Hunting

The Truffle Hunt

The search and extraction of truffles in Italy are officially included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
 
Truffle hunting can be done in the morning or even late afternoon. In particular for the search of truffles “scorzone” in the summer period,
please do not ask for this experience at other times, especially when it is hot outside, respecting the well-being of the dogs that will accompany us.

Types of trufflePicking time
Marzuolo trufflefrom January the 10th to April the 1st
Scorzone trufflefrom June the 1st to November the 30th
White truffle from September the 10th to December the 31st

How the truffle hunting takes place

We will find for you a suitable area located between Siena and Florence, in the Chianti Classico area, easily accessible to adults and children to carry out the search and where you can enjoy this fantastic experience in contact with nature, learning the secrets of the trees and the undergrowth that hide the precious tuber.

Each season has its own type of truffle and therefore the areas where the experience will take place will vary depending on what we will look for. The duration of the search varies, depending on the place where it takes place, but indicatively the time needed is about two hours.

Before leaving for the search we will tell you how a truffle dog is breeded and instructed. We will show you how our dog responds to the directions received from its educator and which is the reward every time the precious tuber is found. We ask you to wear clothing appropriate to the environment, with comfortable sports shoes and long pants.

The guide

The experience will be enriched by the presence of a licensed tour guide, Alessandra Panunti, who will act as an interpreter for the English and German languages. Specialized in food and wine, professional sommelier, she will tell you all the secrets, legends and curiosities that have revolved for centuries around this precious food. Of course she will also tell you how to taste truffles in the best way, in many easy dishes.

Booking/cancellation policy

Please make your reservation at least 72 hours in advance of the date you want to search. Please specify:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Accommodation in Tuscany
  • Phone number/Whatsapp
  • Number of adults and children participating in the search.

Any cancellation must be communicated by email no later than 48 before the date set for the search.