Duration: 6 hours
Embark on a fascinating hunting experience to the outskirts of Chianti to “dig out” some amazing natural treasures- Tuscan Truffles. The truffle hunt will take place at the site where the famous battle of Monteaperti took place in 1260. Here you will learn all the secrets to the Tuscan Truffles including: their characteristics, properties, differences, and how to store and use them. This hunting experience will take place with an Expert Truffle Hunter and his wonderful dogs. The “Lagotto” (the special dog breed), makes truffle hunting possible. They are working dogs with the natural gift of searching with their keen sense of smell. The Lagotto is a very loyal, affectionate dog who is very attached to their owner, while social with others too. They are the perfect companions for your Truffle Hunt!
During your excursion, you will have a tasting of these natural treasures.
The hunt usually lasts about 1 or 2 hours depending on the weather and the luck of the hunt!
Please bring comfortable clothes and shoes for a hike in the woods.
Exact time will be provided in final documents. Pick up at your hotel.
- Round trip transfer from Siena to a farm in Chianti
- Private English-speaking truffle hunter and his wonderful dogs
- Truffle tasting
- Gratuities (optional)
- Lunch or Dinner
TRUFFLE SEASONS AND TIMES:
January 1st to May 31st is the season of the "Tartufo Marzuolo" or "Bianchetto" (Spring White Truffle)
June 1st to September 9th is the season of the "Tartufo Nero Scorzone" (Black Summer Truffle)
September 10th to December 31st is the season of the “Tartufo Bianco delle Crete Senesi” (White Truffle from the “Crete Senesi” region)
The departure time from June to September is around 7:30am from the farm. The truffle hunt in the summer is best early in the morning. The hot, dry morning weather helps the dogs find the scent and makes the walk more pleasant.
The departure time from October to May is around 10:30am or 4:30pm as the weather is cooler throughout the day.