Experience the magic of truffle hunting in the heart of Tuscany with the Florence Truffle Hunting Experience. Join a seasoned truffle hunter and their skilled canine companion as they guide you through the lush Tuscan forests in search of this coveted culinary treasure. As the idyllic Florentine countryside unfolds around you, learn about the unique growing conditions truffles require, the secrets of finding them, and the culinary traditions that make them an integral part of Italian cuisine. This experience encapsulates the essence of Tuscany, providing not just a truffle hunting adventure, but a chance to immerse yourself in Italy’s enduring love affair with food and nature.
Florence capital of Tuscany for culture, literature, landscapes and much more. Florence is the eighth largest municipality in all of Italy. It is an important university center and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, it is considered the place of origin of the Renaissance. Thanks to the various monuments that enrich the city such as, Duomo, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
In addition to the different wines produced in the Chianti mountains where Florence stands, the truffle culture is also well known. The Chianti lands offer expanses of vineyards from which the homonymous wine is produced but not only, in fact not many know that in these hills, among the woods you can find many truffles. During your truffle hunting tour you will have the opportunity to have a private driver who takes you from the center of Florence to the neighboring woods.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Florence.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Florence Truffle Hunting Luxury Experience in Tuscany, Italy. This unparalleled experience seamlessly blends the thrill of hunting for one of the world’s most coveted culinary delights with the rich history and captivating beauty of Florence. In the company of an experienced local truffle hunter and a specially trained truffle hound, you will journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside in search of the elusive truffle.
The excitement of discovering a hidden truffle nestled in the undergrowth is unmatched and only the beginning of your journey. Post the hunt, you will return to Florence, a city that is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Here, you will be treated to a luxury truffle-themed meal, celebrating the rich flavors of the day’s find. The Florence Truffle Hunting Luxury Experience not only offers a unique adventure but also provides an intimate encounter with Tuscany’s breathtaking landscape, culture, and cuisine.
During your truffle hunting experience in Florence you can walk through the woods of Florence, see for yourself how the truffle dog sniffs the ground to show you where to dig.
With your hands you can dig in a few inches into the ground and extract the truffle. During your walk in the woods your truffle hunter will explain you where to look for truffles, when you can find black and white truffles and how to eat them.
Truffle hunting in Florence begins with a meeting with your Truffle hunter, who will explain how your truffle experience comes about and give you a pair of boots to walk in the Florence forest.
You will then start walking in the woods with your Trifolaio and his faithful dog that will help you in your search. In fact the figure of the dog is fundamental to find the truffles, thanks to its trained nose.
Your mission will be to accompany the dog for the post and let him smell the roots of the plants near which it is easier to find truffles, your truffle hunter will explain to you where and when truffles can be found. When the dog has identified the point where the truffle is hiding then you can dig to gently gather your truffle.
The truffle hunt in Florence will end after about two hours of research, at which point you can return to the beginning of the route and continue your tour of Tuscany.