The great passion for truffles is a love to share, in fact, participating in the truffle hunt in Orvieto you will get to know the feeling and the magical atmosphere that is created during truffle hunting. Under the guidance of an expert truffle hunter, together with his trained dog, you can first experience truffle research.
Speaking of Truffle, everyone comes to mind the famous truffle of Alba (Piedmont), and few know that instead Umbria is one of the most important markets of this magnificent product. In Orvieto, various species of truffles are collected and during your private hunt in the woods of Orvieto you can learn all the secrets about truffles.
The departure of the experience outside will begin in a forest near Orvieto.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
Orvieto, known as “the high and strange city” due to its position perched on a tufa cliff, is a small but wonderful jewel of rock, art and culture, a must-see destination during a tour in Umbria. Here is our itinerary to discover one of the oldest cities in Italy.
Orvieto seems suspended, in its pedestal with sheer walls, in a golden isolation. The artistic heritage of the city culminates in its Cathedral, considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Gothic architecture, it is worth looking calmly at its beautiful façade, a true open-air sculpture museum, the magnificent rose window and finally the interior.
Arrival at the Orvieto wood, meeting with the Trifolaio and his dog, wearing hunting boots, that’s how your truffle hunt will begin.
After a brief introduction of your expert guide, you can begin the walk among the paths, while you follow the dogs that actively sniff the ground.
As soon as the dog has smelled the scent of truffle a few centimeters deep in the ground, you will have to start digging with your hands or with the trifola of your Trifolaio to reach the rare pearl of the ground. At that point you can carefully extract the truffle from the ground.
Truffle hunting will last approximately two hours, during which you will learn many of the truffle secrets. At the end of your outdoor experience you will have discovered how and where truffles are sought, in which seasons you can find white truffles and in which black ones.
Wonderful outdoor experience in the Umbrian woods to discover the secrets about truffles. We spent two hours looking for truffles with an exceptional guide!