Follow an expert tartufaio on a truffle hunt in Crete Senesi, as you learn to find truffles and to tell the differences in type and quality, and learn how and where they grow. Hear about the ancient mystery and legends surrounding this food of the gods.
What to Expect
Truffle hunting is an art form that you’ll be able to experience as an expert tartufaio shows you to how to find and distinguish good and low quality truffles with your own eyes on a unique 2-hour program.
In ancient times truffles were considered the food of gods and said to possess powerful aphrodisiac properties. The color, taste, and aroma of truffles are all determined by the host tree. Colors vary from from light grey to nearly black.
Truffle hunting in Tuscany makes for a unique and unforgettable experience. An expert tartufaio will tell you about the mystery and ancient legends and the process by which the truffles grow and are brought to the tables of gourmets around the world.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- English-speaking driver/escort
- Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
- 2-hour truffle experience
What's Not Included
- Extra hours
- Gourmet lunch
- Visit to prestigious wineries in the Brunello area
- Stopover in medieval villages for shopping and sightseeing