• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Find out how coveted Italian truffles are found on a truffle-hunting tour in the Tuscan woods. Accompanied by trained truffle-hunting dogs, you’ll explore the hills around San Miniato to search for truffles, and learn about the history and cultural traditions of these prized tubers. Then enjoy a tasting platter served with wine. An option for couples is available if you’re looking for a unique twist on a romantic experience in Florence.

Highlights

  • Truffle-hunting tour in Tuscany from Florence
  • Enter the woods with trained dogs to search for truffles
  • Hear about truffles' esteemed place in Italian cuisine
  • Enjoy a tasting of meats, cheese and pasta with truffles, served with Tuscan wine

What You Can Expect

Tuscan Truffle-Hunting Experience

Tuscan wood

Customer Reviews

vikki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

we scheduled this tour on our arrival day. Airplane was to arrive at 1:30pm and tour was at 3:00pm. Should have been enough time to drop bags at hotel and hit the tour. Delayed plane put us in later than expected so we started about 4:30.
Cold and rainy on this day so we opted out of the actual hunt. However we had a cozy room for cooking with truffles that they had on hand and fantastic wine. We were tickled to watch them cook, sip wine and learn about cooking techniques.
Food was on point! A great first meal in Florence. Would do this tour again. The old village this was based out of was unbelievable and beautiful.

Lesley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

From when our driver Stephano picked us up, learning about truffle hunting and the brilliant dogs from Luigi and Luca in the Tuscan woods,to the amazingly delicious meal cooked by Simone in Certaldo, a charmingly quiet old Tuscan castle town, we had a wonderful day.

dflorence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Italy. My wife absolutely wanted to go Truffle hunting. I was a little skeptical, but boy was this fantastic! It was just my wife and I. A driver picked us up at our hotel in Florence Hotel Spadai and drove us about an hour to Certaldo Alto. We met Simone and his dad Luigi and their 2 dogs. We then walked through the woods for about and hour or so - it wasn't hard or taxing - the dogs ran wild. Simone explained that it was white truffle season and they are a little harder to find. It wasn't too long before one of the dogs started digging. We all gathered around and sure enough, she dug up a truffle. We found 4 that day. Simone was very personable, friendly and engaging. A great guy. Once we had the truffles, we headed to the medieval city of Certaldo Alto. Simone owns a small shop called L'Ovo d'Oro The Golden Egg and it is awesome! The front of the store is a little market and the back is a small cooking / dining area. When we got there, Simone's wife was cooking up pumpkin soup - the fire was in the fireplace and the table was set for 2 - my wife and I. We spent the next 2 hours talking and laughing and eating. Simone and his wife cooked and served us. They cleaned and sliced the truffles we found and we ate them. It was spectacular! Simone and his wife are delightful. Just kind, sweet people. We connected with them on a personal level and that made the trip so much better. We ate SO much food and it was outstanding. This is a perfect and intimate experience. Truly, truly memory making for years and years - we will never forget it! She even wanted us to blow out a candle for our anniversary! Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!

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