The search for truffles is an experience much appreciated since ancient times. Go hunting for truffles also means having a sensory experience. Truffle hunting in Gubbio offers the opportunity to totally immerse yourself in nature, learn about the world of truffles and have the chance to discover wonderful woods.
Finding truffles is not an easy task, this activity requires a lot of attention and patience. Relying on your senses, you will learn to listen to the sounds of nature, smell the smells and rediscover the wonders of the earth, often forgotten in the everyday life.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Gubbio.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
Rich in charm and history, Gubbio is the perfect place for those who love hilly areas and walks in the cities of art. Gubbio is a beautiful Umbrian town in the province of Perugia, lying on the slopes of Monte Ingino and lapped by the waters of the Camignano and Cavarello torrents. Moreover, like Assisi, it plays a special role in the history of Saint Francis: here, in fact, the encounter between the saint and the wolf took place, and here the Saint found asylum after having left Assisi.
Of ancient origin, Gubbio immediately strikes for its conformation, for its maze of buildings, houses and streets that exude history and a discreet charm at every corner. Famous in the past and still for crafts and for the processing of materials such as wood, leather, iron but above all ceramics, Gubbio is now also a popular tourist destination throughout the year, thanks to its evocative beauty made of interesting architecture, thematic itineraries and traditional events. Among the places definitely worth seeing in the city we find Palazzo dei Consoli, a Gothic-style structure located in Piazza Grande, home of the city’s civic museum.
Truffle hunting will begin with the encounter with the Trifolaio, as soon as you arrive at the Gubbio forest.
Truffle hunting will begin with the encounter with the trifola, as soon as you arrive at the Gubbio forest. You will be given a pair of hunting boots to walk in the forest paths.
When the dog that will be with you during the hunt, will show you, wagging his tail and digging, the point where the truffle is, then it will be up to you to dig in the ground until you find the truffle. Very carefully, having freed the truffle from the surrounding land, you can extract the truffle.
The truffle hunting of Gubbio will last about two hours, during which you will learn a lot of information about truffles.
During a tour and activity trip I also did the truffle hunting in Gubbio and it was fantastic! We had fun and we learned a lot about black and white truffles! Umbria is a fantastic region like all of Italy!