One of the most famous cities in Tuscany is certainly Siena, which in 1995 entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its territory, the medieval historical heritage and the Palio race have made Siena one of the most beautiful and engaging cities in Italy.
Siena is a city of economic, cultural and social importance, in fact many events are dedicated to cinema but above all to food production. During the year many events involve thousands of people, such as the National Oil Week, Wine Week, but above all the White Truffle Show. The experience of truffle hunting in Siena will be essential to find out how and when the white truffle is collected and how it is eaten.
The truffle hunting time can be customized.
The truffle culture is expanding more and more, during many events, in Siena and throughout Tuscany it is possible to participate in fairs and events dedicated to white truffles and truffle products. Truffle hunting is for all lovers of truffles who want to experience the thrill of finding truffles in the Siena area.
During a Siena truffle hunting experience you will be able to live a unique experience in the sienna woods, together with a truffle hunter and his trained dog.
The beginning of the truffle hunting experience begins by wearing the rubber boots that we will give you, and after a brief introduction by your truffle hunter and the presentation of his entrusted dog you can begin the hunt.
The dog, is the fundamental figure during the truffle hunting, in fact, following the instructions of the trifolaio you will have to accompany your dog near the plants that can hide the truffles between the roots.
Sniffing the ground around the plants, the dog will soon show you the exact spot where the truffle is hiding. At that point it’s up to you to dig with your hands or with some small tools to find the truffle. A lot of attention must be paid during the excavation and also during the extraction, in fact the truffles are very fragile and must be handled with care to keep them intact.
After finding several truffles, after about two hours you will come back, in order to continue your tours in Tuscany.
After a visit to the beautiful center of Siena, my family and I ventured into the woods in search of truffles! It was fantastic, thanks to the dog that showed us where to dig we found 6 truffles !! It was a very interesting, informative and fun experience!