truffle hunting tuscany

Spectacular Truffle Hunting Tuscany 2024

€ 299
3 hours
Live tour guide
Small group

About Truffle Hunting Tuscany

Treat yourself to a unique experience with Truffle hunting Tuscany! Professional truffle hunters will give you insight into the local knowledge before you follow them and their trained dogs to the forest to seek out these precious types of funghi! Finish your tour in style with local dishes and wines at a cozy winery!


Truffle Hunting Tuscany

Fresh air, peaceful nature, truffle experts and their adorable dogs are waiting for you to get your hands dirty! Put your outdoor attire on and join us in the Tuscan forest where we will hunt the precious Truffles!

On this truffle hunting experience, you will learn how to recognize and search for different types of truffles from knowledgeable guides. Then, the truffle hunting dogs will set a path into the forest for you. With the help of their professional sniffs and the truffle hunter's knowledge, you will find your way to the precious truffles and take them straight from the earth!

After finishing truffle hunting, relax in the cozy atmosphere of the winery, where you will have a chance to savor local dishes made with seasonal products and paired with incredible wines of Italy. Enjoy local "bruschetta with truffle cream and sauce, tagliolini pasta with San Miniato truffle, and truffle scales. Afterwards, take into the true Italian lifestyle to the fullest and choose a meal between truffled egg with mashed potatoes, truffled pork fillet with truffled beans or truffled potatoes gourmet flan.

  • Truffle hunting
  • Expert truffle hunter and trained dogs
  • Introduction to the world of truffles
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch
X not included
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • English
  • Italian
what to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
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Meeting Point

Please start your Truffle hunting experience at Gazzarrini Tartufi Shop, Via Balconevisi 19, San Miniato (Pisa)

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Feel the thrill of hunting truffles in the heart of Tuscany!

World of Truffles

Learn how to recognize and search for truffles before you roll up your sleeves and follow the guide and the trained dogs to the forest, where you will hunt the fresh truffles!

Traditional Tuscan lunch

You will be served local and seasonal dishes after the hunting. Savor the local cuisine and extra virgin olive oil from the winery!

Wine tasting

The local sommelier will guide you through the different wines of Tuscany. Learn different production methods from an expert and enjoy the rich notes on your palate!

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FAQ – Truffle Hunting Tuscany

What time of year is best for truffle hunting?

Tuscany is known for both black and white truffles, and each type has its hunting season. If you're interested in the most sought-after truffles of Tuscany, also known as Tuber Magnatum or Winter White Truffle, you should join a truffle hunting experience sometime between September and January. The second most popular truffle in Tuscany is Winter Black Truffle or Tuber Melanosporum, hunted during the time between November and March. On the other hand, Summer White Truffles can easily be found from mid-January to late April, while Summer Black Truffles are available for hunting from May to September. Before starting your truffle hunting Tuscany adventure, consider your weather and truffle preferences, and keep in mind that truffle availability can vary depending on the weather conditions and other natural factors throughout the year. To maximize your truffle hunting experience, join an organized truffle hunting tour and allow professional hunters and trained dogs to lead you to the best truffles of Tuscany!

What do you wear to truffle hunt in Italy?

Truffle hunting in the forest of Tuscany requires comfortable outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. It's best to wear layers so you can adjust your clothing as needed throughout the activity, but it's highly recommended to wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin from potential scratches or insect bites while spending time in nature. Make sure to check weather conditions beforehand and wear waterproof clothing in case of rain or a warm jacket in case of low temperatures. In contrast, make sure you have sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the sun in case of sunny weather. Carry a small backpack to ensure all your essentials, such as water and insect repellent, are close to you. Keep in mind that the truffle hunting experience can get muddy - choose the clothing you don't mind getting dirty, and consider wearing gloves to protect your hands.

What else should I do while in Tuscany?

In addition to the truffles, Tuscany is best known for its huge wine tradition! To enhance your trip to Tuscany, you should definitely explore wineries and discover different types of wine produced in the different regions. For example, no visit to Tuscany is complete without the Chianti wine tour, which is available as a full day trip, or as a half day wine tour from Florence. Either option will allow you to taste the most famous wine from Italy - Chianti Classico! Opt for a San Gimignano wine tour for a wine and dine experience and enjoy local dishes paired with delicious wines. Or join the Montalcino wine tour, where you can try different types of the popular Brunello di Montalcino, and savor the gourmet bites specially made to pair with the wines! For more unique experiences, join a Hot air balloon Tuscany adventure and admire the scenic beauty of Tuscany from high up!
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Good to know before you go

  • Truffle hunting in the forest is guided by a professional truffle hunter and truffle hunting dogs.
  • In case of food allergies or intolerance, please get in touch with the staff during the booking process and before the tasting begins.
  • Remember that you'll be spending time in the nature. Wear clothes suitable for walking in the woods, and check the weather forecast to ensure weather-appropriate attire.
  • For a full refund, please cancel your Truffle hunting Tuscany up to 24 hours in advance.
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Perfect family adventure!

My kids love fried eggs with truffles, so when we stayed in San Miniato, we decided to join the truffle hunting experience, and it was a great decision! The professional guides and lovely dogs led the way and taught us tips and tricks about nature, after which we enjoyed incredible local food and wine. I highly recommend it!


So fun!

My girlfriend loves cooking, so I took her to a cooking class in Rome and wanted to take her to truffle tasting, but I ended up finding the truffle hunting adventure instead. It was even better because we had a fantastic time in nature and learned a lot from the expert truffle hunter! 10/10 experience!


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