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What is a Truffle Tour

The truffle tour in Tuscany was born following a lot of requests from our clients demanding an explanation of what truffles are, where they grow and how to find them.
We called this truffle experience “Tartufiturismo”.
Thanks to our trustworthy and well trained dogs (Lula, Rambo, Balù, Maia, Dora, Katy) and more than 30 years of truffle searching experience, we are available to accompany groups or single people to see how this precious fungus is picked. We offer a unique experience, where one can enjoy an unspoilt environment and understand the particular relationship between truffle hunter and his dog.

This exploration may take place either in a natural truffle bed area and the private truffle beds in our farm, depending on the time of the year.

Truffle of the moment

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To whom it is addressed

  • PRIVATE: To all people who love nature, animals, and want to relax outdoors.
  • TRAVEL AGENCIES, HOTELS, OTHER: we are available to make agreements with tourism agencies, hotels or others who wish to offer their clients this particular activity.

GIFT IDEA: The truffle tour can be a nice and unusual idea to give a gift to those close to you. Through our help you can create a personalized package, then the celebrated can contact us to establish the date of performance.

Where it takes place and programs

Thanks to Moreno Moroni, president of the Tuscan truffle hunters associations and vice president of F.N.A.T.I. (National Federation of Italian Truffle Hunters Associations), we have been able to discover new realities and to know expert truffle hunters with whom we have established a collaborative relationship. In this way we can offer the opportunity to do truffle hunting even outside our city.

By selecting the cities below, it’s possible to see the typical program. Variations and off-site tour are possible.

TARTUFITURISMOAREZZO/CORTONASIENA/SAN GIMIGNANO/VOLTERRAFLORENCE
Our truffle experience is divided into three parts:

Truffle education: introduction to the world of Italian truffles, in particular to the species that grow in Tuscany. The Biological cycle of truffle. Where and how the truffles are found. How to preserve truffle, how it is used and which are the recipes that enhance it the most.

Truffle hunting: a hike in wild accompanied by a skilled truffle guide and his trained dog. The truffle hunter will show you how to search for truffles, their techniques and secrets, with the chance to try to conduct the truffle dog.

Truffle tasting: there is a possibility of ending the tour with a truffle-based lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants in our locality or food tasting at our farm.

Program in Arezzo / Cortona (can be adapted by request):

  • Guide: skilled truffle hunter, English and Italian speaking.
  • Excursion time: morning or evening (about 2/3 hours or the whole day).
  • Departure from Arezzo: by SUV (up to 4 people, for larger groups it is necessary to arrange alternate transport).
  • Visit 1-2 truffle bed areas (as arranged with the client).
  • Truffle hunting: the truffle hunter will show you how to search for truffles, their techniques and secrets, with the chance to try to conduct the truffle dog.
  • There is a possibility of ending the tour with a truffle-based lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants in our locality or food tasting at our farm.
Program in Siena / San Gimignano / Volterra (can be adapted by request):

  • Guide: skilled truffle hunter, English and Italian speaking.
  • Excursion time: morning or evening (about 1h 30’/2h).
  • Departure from San Gimignano: by SUV (up to 4 people, for larger groups it is necessary to arrange alternate transport).
  • Visit 1-2 truffle bed areas (as arranged with the client).
  • Truffle hunting: the truffle hunter will show you how to search for truffles, their techniques and secrets, with the chance to try to conduct the truffle dog.
  • There is a possibility of ending the tour with a truffle-based lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants in our locality
Program in Florence(can be adapted by request):

  • Guide: skilled truffle hunter, English and Italian speaking.
  • Excursion time: morning or evening (about 1h 30’/2h).
  • Departure from Florence: by SUV (up to 4 people, for larger groups it is necessary to arrange alternate transport).
  • Visit 1-2 truffle bed areas (as arranged with the client).
  • Truffle hunting: the truffle hunter will show you how to search for truffles, their techniques and secrets, with the chance to try to conduct the truffle dog.
  • There is a possibility of ending the tour with a truffle-based lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants in our locality

Explanatory notes

Photos and videos are allowed
It is not possible to bring pets during the search (they interfere with truffle dogs)
Recommended clothing: comfortable and suitable for the climate of the season, long trousers, sport and closed shoes (better if for hiking)
Truffles found can be bought with a special price depending on seasonal quotations
Release to customers of a truffle hunting participation certificate
Suitable for all ages
Transport to be agreed according of the program, the meeting place and the number of people

For further information, prices and reservations, please CONTACT US.


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