To the hunt for white and black gold in the woods of Lucca. In fact, even among the beeches, acacias, chestnuts and oaks that make up the Lucchese woods, you can find specimens of truffles: the precious fruit of the earth that, for truffle hunters who venture into the woods, represents a real treasure underground extremely valuable and sought after.
The truffle is the son of the earth and of the dark and grows in the darkness of the ground, at a depth ranging from 10 to 60 centimeters, it is born underground thanks to the roots of the nearby trees that offer it the nourishment it needs to grow.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Lucca.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
Lucca, Tuscany, is the city of 100 churches, walking around the center you can catch a glimpse of the artistic and landscape beauties. In recent years, Lucca has distinguished itself for the discovery of many truffles, in fact the lands of the city and the suburbs of the province are favorable to the growth of all species of truffles.
Aphrodisiac for Jupiter, it seems to inebriate even many Lucchesi, expert gatherers who beat forests of oaks, poplars, holm oaks, cork oaks and pines, in areas ranging from the countryside of Sant’Alessio, to the gates of the city, to Valle del Serchio and Versilia.
When booking, we will set the time when you will meet the truffle hunter and his dog. They will accompany you in the search for truffles. After wearing rubber hunting boots, you will experience your experience in the forest of Volterra.
Truffle hunting takes place in the woods of Lucca, together with a certified truffle hunter and a trained dog. Your expert guide will explain how to look for truffles and where they are. Then the dog, while hunting, will nod near the trees, to find out where the truffles are.
Depending on the season in Lucca you can find both black and white truffles. When the dog tells you where to dig, it will be up to you to search the ground with your hands or with a small tool, called “vanghino” to dig in the tera to extract the prized white truffle.
After discovering how to look for truffles and how to extract them in the ground, you will still look for the Lucca truffle. The hunt will last about two hours, at the end of the outdoor activity, you can return to the center of Lucca to buy truffles, taste them and much more.
My friends and I are passionate about truffles and every year we buy truffles from Italy, this year we have tried the experience of looking for truffles in person. Thanks to our dog we found several truffles and we understand why truffles are so expensive! Unique and beautiful and experience, to be redone!