What is a truffle? Where does it grow? And above all... how is it found? Live this exciting experience to get the answer to all your questions and learn also some nice anecdotes about our four-legged friends!
Truffle hunting, a very hard and difficult job, turns into a pleasant activity that allows staying in close contact with nature and dogs. This "hunting" definitely requires passion, a lot of perseverance, excellent technique and also... a little luck!
The experience takes place in the woods and valleys of Siena, where you'll discover how much work and dedication are hidden behind the precious truffle and its unique taste. Mario, a truffle hunter and passionate restaurateur, will show you some of the most important rules and secrets of truffle hunting: from the care and passion for dogs to the love and respect for nature.
You will accompany the expert truffle hunter and his highly trained dogs in the guarded and secret places where truffles grow. There are many factors that influence the search: the breed, the age and the experience of the dog, its desire to learn, but also weather and environmental conditions.
The dogs can find a truffle even when it’s at ten centimeters underground because they are able to distinguish its smell from many others. The time of truffle hunting is very important and it is preferable to go early in the morning.
At the end of this unforgettable experience, you will have the opportunity to taste the typical dishes of the Sienese cuisine cooked with the truffle just found, accompanied by excellent local products (not included in the price).