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Private Tour: Truffle-Hunting Experience from Naples with Lunch

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Naples, IT
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Naples, IT
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Experience the thrill of truffle hunting in Italy's picturesque Campania region on this private day trip from Naples. Set off on a scenic journey through the stunning Monti Picentini mountains, where you'll meet an expert truffle hunter and his Lagotto Romagnolo dogs, specially trained to sniff out these prized treasures. Embark on an easy-paced hike through the mountain forest, following the dogs as they search for hidden truffles. Along the way, indulge in on-the-spot tastings of these delicacies paired with fresh ricotta cheese. Learn about the fascinating history and techniques of truffle hunting, while taking in the breathtaking landscape and capturing memorable photos. After the hunt, savor a mouthwatering 3-course lunch at a local restaurant, featuring the rich flavors of Campania's truffles. With Italian wine, coffee, and a digestif to complete the meal, this private truffle-hunting experience promises an unforgettable adventure for food and nature enthusiasts alike.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Truffle hunting in the beautiful Campania region
  • Tasting freshly picked truffles paired with cheese
  • Learning about the art of truffle hunting
  • Relaxing 3-course lunch of local specialties
  • Scenic journey through the Monti Picentini mountains
  • Truffle tastings with cheese
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 3-course lunch with wine, coffee and a liqueur
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a private truffle-hunting tour from Naples. Embark on a captivating journey through the stunning Monti Picentini mountains, where the famous Campania truffles grow abundantly. Join an expert truffle hunter and his trained Lagotto Romagnolo dogs, known for their incredible sense of smell, as they lead you through the mountain forests in search of these prized delicacies. Immerse yourself in the art of truffle hunting, marvel at the breathtaking natural surroundings, and savor the rare opportunity to taste freshly picked truffles paired with creamy ricotta cheese.

What to Expect

On this full-day tour, you'll leave your Naples hotel and travel by private minivan, enjoying the scenic route around Mt Vesuvius and Partenio Regional Park. You'll then arrive at the picturesque town of Volturara Irpina, nestled at the foot of Mt Terminio in Monti Picentini Regional Park. Here, you'll meet the expert truffle hunter and his adorable Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. Equipped with the necessary gear, you'll embark on a leisurely hike, ascending the mountain to an elevation of approximately 4,593 feet. Throughout the hike, the dogs will showcase their exceptional skills, sniffing out hidden truffles underneath the forest foliage. You'll have the chance to savor the freshly picked truffles, accompanied by delectable ricotta cheese, enhancing their earthy and pungent flavors.

Who is This For?

This truffle-hunting experience is ideal for anyone with a passion for unique culinary adventures and a love for nature. Whether you're a food enthusiast, an avid hiker, or simply seeking a memorable and authentic Italian experience, this tour is designed to delight. Be it a couple looking for a romantic outing, a group of friends seeking a fun and educational day trip, or a solo traveler eager to discover the secrets of truffle hunting, this tour caters to a diverse range of interests and preferences. All fitness levels are welcome, although a general level of physical fitness and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Why Book This?

Embarking on this private truffle-hunting tour promises an unforgettable and exclusive adventure in the stunning Campania region. By booking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to be personally guided by an expert truffle hunter and witness the incredible skills of his Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. The combination of breathtaking natural landscapes, the unique art of truffle hunting, and the tantalizing flavors of freshly picked truffles and ricotta cheese make this tour an extraordinary experience. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions, history, and techniques of truffle hunting, gaining a deeper understanding of Italy's culinary heritage. This tour guarantees a day filled with wonder, indulgence, and the chance to create lifelong memories.

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This full-day private tour lasts approximately 510 minutes, beginning and ending at your Naples hotel. It involves a leisurely hike through the mountain forests, with stops to admire the panoramic views and capture stunning photos. The tour includes roughly three hours of truffle hunting, giving you ample time to fully experience the process and learn from the expert. Following the hike, you'll enjoy a delectable 3-course lunch at a nearby restaurant, featuring local Campania specialties infused with the exquisite flavors of truffles. Italian wine, coffee, and a digestif will accompany your meal, ensuring a true taste of authentic local cuisine. After a day filled with adventure and culinary delights, you'll be transported back to your Naples hotel for a relaxing end to your experience.

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AshleyM

We loved our truffle hunting experience from start to finish. Our day started with breakfast in a small charming town. The coffee and the pastry were delicious! This is where we met the truffle hunter and his dog. After breakfast we journeyed up into the mountains. The views were gorgeous and we had perfect weather. It was much cooler than the weather we had in Naples and we were grateful for that! On our hike our guide and the hunter answered lots of questions about truffle hunting and also gave us information about what we could see at some of the vistas. We learned a lot. When we did find truffles we would get so so excited! After a couple of hour on the mountain our guide took us to a charming place for lunch. Here we enjoyed our truffles on a variety of foods. We were treated to amazing local wine and so much great food! We returned to our hotel happy, full, with a few truffles in hand. I can’t recommend choosing this adventure enough especially if you’re a truffle fan!

Mymats

From start to finish, this tour was well planned and executed. Each supporting staff member preformed their duties with excellence and a very friendly attitude. Our first stop was at a village cafe which provided us with outstanding breakfast pastries and either tea or your choice of many types of coffee. We met the truffle hunter and his dog, then headed up the mountain. We climbed at a reasonable rate until we reached the truffle area, where the hunter worked with the dog to find the truffles. And he did! Giuseppe was most in lighting on the history and culture of the area. After, the dog found the truffles we were taken to La Corte die Filangieri in Candida and Chief Antonio prepared a seven course lunch featuring our truffles, and wines. What an experience that we will remember for years.

Inspire48962699206

My family and I booked this excursion for my birthday while visiting Italy. It was the best experience! Our guide picked us up right on time, was so knowledgeable, and everything was planned perfectly. Our truffle hunter and darling dog went at a great pace for our group (we had a 2 and 4 year old with us), and we found a bunch of truffles! We concluded the day by having one of the most delicious meals at a very authentic restaurant. Such an amazing experience- would definately do again!

ALCLPL

The entire tour was well-executed. My family was first picked up from our hotel at Naples and then driven to a lovely small town for breakfast. Later we went on to meet the truffle hunter along with his two cute dogs. The truffle hunt in the mountain was amazing. Giuseppe the guide had been very attentive: throughout the entire excursion, he acted as the communicative bridge between us and the truffle hunter and he gave us a great deal of information. He even constantly asked if we had questions, ensuring that we could make the most out of it. So, YES, we were able to get hold of our own truffle! But that wasn't the sole purpose of the tour, we got to know what it takes for truffles to form in the habitat. The lunch afterwards at the local restaurant was stunning. Each and every course was perfect! We enjoyed our long chat with Giuseppe and our driver during lunch. It was quite thought-provoking. Giuseppe also suggested a place for us to have great yet affordable seafood. We followed his suggestion that night to end our holiday in Italy on a high note. We highly recommend this tour to those who wish to explore Italy, or Campania, in depth. It is absolutely worth it to spend a day in the countryside to learn about not only the truffles, but also the ecosystem, the geography, and the food/wine culture there.

debra_m

<p>LOVED IT!!! If you are willing in invest in a life time experience-this is a must do in Naples. Incredible experience with successful discovery of truffles. Hike with hunting was stunning too. Great guide and truffle hunter lead this experience. Finished wonderful day off with lunch while enjoying some of our truffles. They sealed the rest for us to take to enjoy on our remaining trip.</p>

Sherry_C

<p>This tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Giuseppe is extremely knowledgable of the truffle hunt experience, this particular Italian region, food of the region, and very friendly. We started the day by the driver and Giuseppe picking us up at the cruise ship terminal seemlessly. During the drive, Guiseppe spoke of the area and its economy, history, and it's people. We drove about an hour into the mountains stopping for an espresso in a charming small Italian city while meeting the truffle hunter and his two beautiful truffle hunting dogs. We then proceeded up the mountain to a point, then proceeded by foot. A beautiful mountain with many types of wild flowers and excellent views of the valley and other cities. Giuseppe provided to us two truffles that at then our adventurous walk, proceeded to our gourmet lunch at an exquisite charming restaurant that was open just for our tour. We proceeded to have an eight course true Italian foodie lunch in the Irpinia region highlighting the fresh truffles on homemade ravioli that melted in your mouth. On the way back to our ship We purchased some Olive Oils which Giueseppe recommended. I strongly recommend this tour.</p>

vofo

<p>Are you foodie enough? Don`t you mind hiking slippery paths up and down the hills? Our kids loved the dogs hunting (in reality the dogs have eaten most of the found truffles ... turning kids to laugh about a lot). Best time to go is in November - January when winter truffles are aplenty. The hunter himself doesn`t speak English, but in tandem with the tour guide they have offered extensive information on truffle hunting, the region where we were, history of the area - exactly what we expect from private tour. They offered us a possibility to visit local food festival (Sagra) after the hunting which turned into hours long feast of small bites from hundreds of food stands. A day every foodie will remember for long. The only improvement could be the people carrier used to drive us over 1h from Naples to the woods. It has been old cargo car. We`ve been told that local transport companies doesn`t want better cars (i.e. Mac Viano) to go to the woods.</p>
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