The truffle hunting tour is the perfect choice if you want to experience real Tuscan nature, have a lovely walk into the wood trying to find what is also known as the diamond of the woods. This incredible experience will make you became a truffle expert and give you the opportunity to savor the “diamond” in many different and exquisite ways!
We will start with a lovely drive across the tuscan countryside to reach our destination, the woods! Special expert will welcome you in the family-run business and explain you the different processes involved in the truffle life. We will also meet the real protagonists of the hunt, trained dogs that will help us to find this exquisite and prelibate delicacy. The truffle hunt will be approx. 2 hours long, during this time you will learn more about the characteristics of the most suitable habitat for truffle, and you will also understand the deep and symbiotic connection between trees and truffle. At the end of the hunt you will return to the estate, where you will be served a special four-course truffle based lunch.
We will start with a nice apetizer of pecorino cheese combined with white truffle honey, classic tuscan 'bruschetta' with two different sauces: artichoke and truffle, basil pesto and truffle, cold cuts with truffle, fresh salad seasoned with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar. Then, the first course: home-made tagliatelle with fresh truffle sauce. The second course is the typical supper people get to aste fresh truffle: fried eggs with fresh truffle. To finish this lovely themed lunch, you will be served a deligtful truffle dessert. Water, tuscan wine and coffe are also included.
Dates and Time: Monday and Friday (9'00 am – 4'00 pm)
Season: All year round
Weather: This tour runs rain or shine
The price includes: truflle hunting with expert guide, air-conditioned minivan transport, lunch with home-made base with truffle sauce.
Meeting Point: Central location in Lucca. More detail will be provided after booking.
** This tour is not suitable to people with walking dificulties or children.
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