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Truffle hunting + gourmet tasting (transfer included)

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Barberino di Mugello, IT
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Barberino di Mugello, IT
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Embark on an adventurous truffle hunt near Florence in the beautiful Mugello valley. Join an expert truffle hunter and his loyal dogs in search of these coveted treasures of nature. Experience the thrill of walking through the truffle forest, following the dogs as they sniff out these hidden gems. After the hunt, indulge in a delicious gourmet tasting at a charming farmhouse in Mugello, feasting on truffle-infused Tuscan dishes. The experience includes convenient transfer from Florence, ensuring a seamless journey. This shared tour offers an authentic truffle hunting experience, where you'll learn the secrets of truffle hunting from a knowledgeable guide. With a 3-course truffle-based lunch as the perfect finale, this unforgettable adventure promises to delight your senses and leave you with a deeper appreciation for this unique culinary delicacy. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary truffle hunting and gourmet tasting experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Delicious truffle-based lunch in a splendid farmhouse
  • Gourmet tasting of Tuscan products and truffle dishes
  • Pick up and transfer from/to Florence included
  • Authentic experience in the beautiful Mugello valley
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Truffle hunting in the woods for 1 h and 30 min.
  • Expert truffle hunter guide and specialized truffle hunting dogs
  • Alcoholic beverages

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Introduction

Truffle hunting + gourmet tasting (transfer included) provides an incredible opportunity to experience the delights of truffle hunting in the picturesque Mugello valley near Florence, Italy. Led by an expert truffle hunter and his faithful dogs, this unique adventure takes place in an area renowned for producing a variety of truffles throughout the year. Discover the secrets of finding these coveted treasures of nature as you trek through the truffle forest alongside the skilled dogs trained to seek them out. After the exhilarating hunt, indulge in a sumptuous tasting experience featuring the finest Tuscan products and delectable truffle dishes at a charming farmhouse in Mugello.

What to expect?

Prepare for an authentic truffle hunt where you'll witness the expertise of a seasoned truffle hunter and his specially trained dogs. As you delve into the truffle forest, you'll experience the thrill of the search and uncover the hidden gems of the wilderness. After the hunt, immerse your taste buds in a gourmet tasting extravaganza featuring truffle-infused Tuscan delicacies. Savor the irresistible flavors of local cold cuts, cheeses, truffle honey, truffle crostini, beef carpaccio or tartare, and vegetable flans. This decadent feast promises to be a true treat for all food lovers.

Who is this for?

Truffle hunting + gourmet tasting appeals to anyone with a sense of adventure and a passion for gastronomy. Whether you're a seasoned traveler seeking unique experiences or a local resident looking to explore the rich culinary traditions of Tuscany, this tour is perfect for you. Food enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those interested in learning about truffles will find this activity both educational and entertaining. Embark on this memorable journey with friends, family, or even as a solo traveler, as the shared experience allows you to meet fellow truffle enthusiasts along the way.

Why book this?

Escape the ordinary and embark on a truffle hunting adventure that combines nature exploration with a gourmet feast. This once-in-a-lifetime experience lets you witness firsthand the passion and knowledge of a truffle hunter and his trusty dogs. The thrill of discovering truffles in their natural habitat is unparalleled, and the tasting experience that follows will leave you craving for more. Indulge in the finest Tuscan delicacies infused with the distinct aroma and flavor of truffles, elevating your culinary experience to new heights. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Italian countryside, create unforgettable memories, and satisfy your taste buds with this unforgettable truffle hunting and gourmet tasting tour.

Good to know

It is important to note that this tour involves walking in the woods, so it is recommended to wear comfortable and suitable clothes and shoes. The transfer from and to Florence is included, ensuring a hassle-free experience. The truffle hunting and gourmet tasting activities are shared experiences, allowing you to connect with other participants who share your love for truffles. Embrace the opportunity to learn from the expert truffle hunter as he shares his secrets and insights into this fascinating world. Whether you are a truffle aficionado or a curious traveler seeking a unique adventure, this tour promises to captivate your senses and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Reviews

Customers who have participated in this truffle hunting + gourmet tasting tour have expressed their delight and satisfaction with the overall experience. They have raved about the expertise of the truffle hunter and his well-trained dogs, describing the hunt as thrilling and educational. The gourmet tasting portion of the tour has received high praise, with customers savoring the exquisite flavors of truffle-infused dishes and local delicacies. Many have highlighted the exceptional quality of the ingredients and the skillful preparation of the food. The combination of the truffle hunt and the gourmet tasting has been described as a perfect blend of adventure and indulgence, making it a highly recommended activity for both truffle enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Reviews

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smariaemail

We had a great experience! Despite the rain, everything was prepared so great, that we stayed dried and enjoy our experience so much!! Will definitely come back!!

Guide13872764008

We went truffle hunting for black truffles on a beautiful, crisp sunny day in February. Our guides (we had two, one Paolo who spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about truffles and the history of Italy generally) and the other a dog trainer and professional truffle hunter with decades of experience. We found about 8-9 truffles, it was an authentic experience and the kids absolutely loved it. We also bought the truffles we found at the end and were given clear instructions on how to package and keep them fresh, so we could enjoy cooking with them on our return. Highly recommend the experience and we'd very much do it again, maybe in white truffle season to see the difference.

Mai C

The truffle hunting experience was such fun, with the truffle hunter dog Archilles being extremely enthusiastic and successful in sniffling out truffles under the watchful eye of his owner Gianni. Carmen, who is the business owner, was very friendly and knowledgable. Paolo who handled the booking was always efficient in responding to our queries and was waiting to pick us from the local train station. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend this activity!

Katherine H

My Mugello truffle hunting experience was nothing short of magical from start to finish. Coming from Florence, Paolo arranged to collect and drop me off the local train station. On the drive, Paolo shared his knowledge of the history of the Mugello valley and pointed out the Cafaggiolo castle and one of the prominent Medici family’s holiday homes. Before setting off on our truffle hunt, we got to know our group over coffee. We were a group of five and got along brilliantly. As a solo traveller, it was lovely to share the day with them. Our truffle hunter, Gianni and his dog, Achilles, led us on an exciting hunt, where seven black truffles were unearthed. It was remarkable to watch Gianni and Achilles in action. We got to touch, hold and smell the freshly harvested truffles and even dig some out ourselves. They were taken back, weighed and prepared for our lunch – post pasta-making. Paola’s lovely daughter, Carmen, welcomed us back to the property with some truffle tapenades. Chef Gabriel demonstrated how to make three types of fresh pasta, which we then made ourselves. He was a patient and encouraging teacher, taking time to answer our questions and ensure we got great results. He then prepared our pasta for lunch along with some incredible meat and vegetable dishes. The produce was so fresh and absolutely delicious. He hand shaved the truffles we had collected onto the pasta dishes and wow, it was sensational! Paolo also sent personalised messages to each of us, including recipes from the day, a history of Mugello and plenty of photos from the truffle hunt. If you’re debating whether to book this experience, don’t hesitate. The Mugello team are highly professional, passionate and personable. They went above and beyond to ensure my experience was unforgettable and the highlight of my five weeks in Italy. Thank you so much Paolo and team!

A9471BWvanessas

I recommend this amazing truffle hunting experience! Paolo is a very friendly guide and was able to answer all our questions. The hunting itself was very interesting and fun! We had the opportunity to hunt with the experienced hunter Gianni and his dog Achilles, we loved it! Hope to see you soon☺️☺️

Wanderer80382

We had the Truffle Hunt tour at Agriturismo Corzano near Barberino di Mugello and visited two Unesco world heritage sites once owned by the Medici family. Truffle tour was exciting because we saw various types of plants and mushroom varieties along the way. Afterwards, our guide Paolo took us on a scenic route to see these historical buildings which are currently serving as residences for two different families. Namely, Trabbio Castle was built early in the 15th century, and Cafaggiolo Castle was built in the mid-15th century.

samanthamT8880FM

Fantastic experience ! Following the dog to find hidden truffles is an adventure worth doing ! And making the pasta incorporating the truffles after was a gastronomic delight. Paolo was extremely helpful coordinating our arrival and departure . Couldn’t ask for a better authentic experience !

668andreinam

Paolo was very responsive, gave all the details in advance and accommodated our needs. The truffle hunting experience is excellent but then the pasta making with Gabrielle and the serving of Carmen where a perfect blend for an entire great experience. Dont have breakfast, Carmen will give you coffee and cookies and dont plan dinner because Gabrielle will make you eat a 5 course menu with truffles! Great adventure! P.S: they also provide boots and rain coat

403henriks

We had a very pleasant weather after heavy rains and flooding just few days before for the truffle picking walk in Tuscan countryside with Achilles, the truffle dog. Nice experience as a whole an interesting to see the truffle dog in action. After the walk some local food with freshly shaved truffles to taste.

688lydiae

Truffle hunting with Achille, the truffle dog, and Gianni was fantastic. It was a highlight of our time in Italy. With its olive groves and vineyard, the Florentine farm was the perfect starting point for the truffle hunt. From the woods around the farm, Achille enthusiastically set out to find truffles. He found seven truffles which was very exciting for us. After a nice walk in the woods, we returned to the farmhouse for a delicious gourmet platter tasting. Carmen, our hostess, was so easy to work with throughout. She helped us with arranging transportation from Florence to San Piero where we were picked up by Paolo at the train station. Paolo not only provided transportation to/from the train station, he served as a translator with Gianni and gave us information about the region. Bravo!
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