The experience of truffle hunting in Forte dei Marmi is a unique activity of its kind, in fact during this outdoor experience you will learn how to look for the famous truffles of Tuscany. In fact the territory and the climate facilitate the growth of the prized Tuber Magnatum.
Truffle hunting will allow you to discover how the “Trifolai” find truffles every year. The experienced truffle hunters, along with their dogs, walk every day, in the most prolific seasons, among the trees to find truffles of all species and sizes.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Forte dei Marmi.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
In the province of Lucca, overlooking the Ligurian Sea, there is one of the most popular seaside resorts of the whole Tyrrhenian Sea, famous not only in Italy but all over the world: Forte dei Marmi. The small town was born around an ancient pier built in the sixteenth century, on which were loaded the marbles that came from the nearby Apuan Alps, destined to undertake long journeys by sea starting from here.
The success of Forte dei Marmi then continued even into the early twentieth century, becoming the favorite destination of the nobles of Tuscany and northern Italy, and at the same time attracting the attention of many European families, increasingly curious to see with their own eyes so much beauty. So it was that the place became highly sought after and frequented by many prominent figures from the world of cinema, politics, art and so on.
Truffle hunting begins when, arriving near the forest, you will meet your “trifolao”, the truffle hunter. Then he will present you the pro-dog of the outdoor experience, his trusty dog.
Truffle hunting in Forte dei Marmi consists of a walk in the woods for a couple of hours. During the hunt you will accompany the dog through the trees and bushes, you will see how it will work to sniff carefully near the roots. It will be him to show you where to dig to find the truffle.
When you see the dog sniffing eagerly, you can start digging in the ground. It is precisely there that the truffle is found and very carefully you can move the earth with your hands or with the “vanghino”, the special tool that truffle hunters use to extract the truffle from the ground.
After two hours of hunting you can return to the starting point. At this point you can continue your tour of Tuscany and Forte dei Marmi.
My wife and I celebrated our 22th wedding anniversary with a trip to Forte dei Marmi inItaly. 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 Forte dei Marmi Hotel and drove us about half an hour. The dogs ran wild. Marco and Roki explained that it was white truffle season and they are a little harder to find. We found 4 that day. Marco was very personable, friendly and engaging. A great guy.