This Tour in search of the truffle will make your day absolutely special!
Experience this ancient tradition of Umbria, the region that produces the highest number of black truffles in Italy. The truffle in Umbria is also called “The King of the Table“, since its selling price is relatively high. This is because the truffle is rare, precious, delicious; going in search of truffles means walking, getting to know the area, loving dogs and preserving the territory for future generations, respecting nature; in short, it is hard work.
Leave with your guide and his dogs and head for the rolling hills of Assisi. The dogs will guide you in search of the precious black truffle of Umbria. It will be an extraordinary experience. With the help of dogs, you will be able to collect truffles of all sizes. Your guide will inform you about Umbria’s truffles, where they are and how to find them.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Assisi.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
Assisi is the silence of tourists, who remain entranced by its beauty. Assisi is religion, it is the city of San Francesco and Santa Chiara, the first is only the patron saint of Italy. Assisi is art, anyone who visits this small town cannot but remember the monuments and works that fill the city. Assisi has a perfect climate, with hot summers but not too muggy and cold winters but not too rigid.
The soul of Assisi comes out during some important events in the city. The Calendimaggio, is an example, during which we witness a medieval re-enactment through clashes between the faction of the de part above and that of the part below, with theatrical representations, music and dances. The Palio di San Rufino, a historical re-enactment, which sees a challenge among crossbowmen on the last day. The International Peace Festival, an important event dedicated to peace, ecology and solidarity, followed by the Perugia-Assisi Peace March.
The experience in Umbria, in Assisi, of truffle hunting begins with the meeting with your guide and his trained dog.
Truffle hunting is carried out with an authorized guide who will explain how to look for truffles, which species exist and which is the season in which you can find the prized White Truffle
the dog trained to look for truffles, when it has located the point where the truffle is found, will begin to dig, at which point it will be up to you to continue digging a few centimeters under the ground to find the truffle.
The hunt will end after a couple of hours of research and you can continue your tour of Umbria to discover the cities and its history.
We spent our holidays in Italy, in Umbria. We found this unique and unforgettable experience in Assisi. During truffle hunting we discovered how to look for truffles. the truffle hunter who accompanied us gave us a great deal of information about the nature of the truffle, their growth, what are the seasons in which the white truffle is found and in which the black truffle is found. After the hunt we bought some truffles and ate them as they had advised us during the hunt.