Go truffle hunting with an expert (and his dog!) and taste some delicious truffle products
The woods and hillsides of San Miniato near Pisa don’t just offer historic monuments, wines and oils of outstanding quality, they also hold a special treasure: truffles. Depending on the season, you can find truffles of every size and type (in fact, the biggest, most expensive truffle in the world was found here!) and enjoy them on the spot in the local cuisine. Our "Truffle Hunting" Experience takes the paths around San Miniato with an expert “truffle seeker” and his specially trained dogs.
The video below shows the truffle expert and his dog "Giotto" searching for truffles in the forests near San Miniato (it's in Italian, but the images will give you an idea of what to expect on a "Truffle Hunt").
Then after your Truffle Hunt you'll sit down to a special truffle meal with local wine. The special truffle meal is a truffle lover's dream come true! - Truffle finger food inc truffle bruschetta with truffle sauce, dwarf peaches with truffles, fried truffle polenta, pecorino cheese & truffle honey. Spinach/vegetable or potatoes flan with goat cheese and truffles. Risotto with truffle fondue. Tagliolini pasta with truffle butter. Fried eggs or pork escalope with truffle.
After lunch, you can spend time exploring the old town centre of San Miniato or if you prefer you can visit a local winery to taste the fine wines produced in this area.
9:00 am Departure from Florence with English-speaking guide and private minivan.
10:30 am Arrival at the Truffle Hunter's base, short introduction to truffles and advice on hunting for truffles.
11:00 am Truffle hunt with the truffle dogs
1:00 pm Lunch with special truffle menu inc wine
3:00 pm Visit to the old town centre of San Miniato or if preferred a local winery with tasting of the biodynamic wines.
6:30 pm Return to Florence
The Truffle Hunting Experience (09:00-18:30) includes: private air-conditioned minivan, guide in your language, lunch and wine tasting.
Note: Truffle hunting in the forests can be a muddy experience, please dress for a country walk with strong outdoor shoes.
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