full-day truffle hunting walk and and visit
to a winery with tasting of Tuscan specialties
about where truffles grow
winery during the grape harvest:
the operator is squeezing the grapes
hunter & dog cooperating
"lagotto romagnolo", the
most common breed
of truffle dog
people visiting Tuscany one of the
most interesting activities is visiting
the local producers of exquisite
specialties. There is an incredible
density of food producers of all sorts
and meeting them or seeing how they
work is an unforgettable experience.
Arianna & Friends organizes full-day
truffle hunting tours followed
by a lunch of truffle products
along with the visit to a local winery.
An English speaking privatetour leader (on request also
German, Spanish, French, Italian or
Russian are available) meets you in
the morning and accompanies you to
the premises of a localtruffle
hunter. Together with the hunter,
his dog and the guide you walk into
the surrounding woods,
in the charming area of the Pisan
hills, for a truffle hunting
session of 1.5 hours.
After the walk in the woods, you get
back to the hunter's place, which
is also a famous shop of fresh
truffles, and taste truffle
oil, truffle sauces and
very original truffle-based products
like honey, balsamico and cheese.
The truffle hunting walk is followed
by a delicious lunch based on truffle
products and fresh truffles.
In the afternoon, you drive for about
15 minutes and reach a spectacular
winery in the middle of a very
scenic hilly countryside, right in
the middle of charming vineyards.
The company produces excellent Chianti
and superb Igts, which are exported
all over the world..
At first you will get a detailled
introduction to the wine production
of the area, making use of autoctonous
grapes only along with very advanced
techniques for optimizing the harvest.
Then you enter the winery and have
a guided tour of the production areas,
the storage rooms and the bottling
facilities. The winemaker in person
shows you all the phases of the
winemaking process to help you
understand and identify the features
of an excellent wine.
After the visit, you sit in the panoramic
tasting room of the winery and sample
4 different types of wine, served
along with some salamis and cold
cuts of local production. The
company is able to ship their wines
to almost any destination in the world.
The overal duration of the tour is
5 to 5.5 hours.
FULL-DAY TOUR WITH TRUFFLE
WALK, TRUFFLE BASED
AND VISIT TO A WINERY
AND WINE SAMPLING
- Rates 2014 -
in your party
OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS
an English speaking tour leader
for the whole tour
+ a visit to the truffle shop
+ a walk in the wood with
truffle searcher and dog
+ a lunch based on truffle
+ a visit to a panoramic winery
+ tasting of wine with snacks
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION For
more info on transportation,
please see the box below.
The tour leader is available
also in German, Spanish, French,
Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.
tour takes place in the
area of San Miniato and
Terricciola, a rural
region between Pisa and
San Gimignano where little
public transport service
Here are the transportation
options for you to reach
the destinations of the
can help you find the
best car rental solution
from your hotel, agriturismo
or private villa. We will
book your car and give you
detailled road instructions
to meet us for the tour. If
you rented your car on your
own we will give you just
any necessary road instruction.
VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
some action to this tour!
Rent a Vespa scooter from
our garage in Pontedera and
ride it throughout the tour.
Our guide will meet you in
Pontedera and you will follow
him/her to the several destinations.
CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
all the comfort of a private
driver collecting you
at your location on a luxury
van! We will arrange a chauffeured
car service from any location
in Tuscany for the whole day
of the tour.
is an email we received from
Libby and her husband who spent
two days with us, including
our truffle hunting tour:
spent two days with Massimo
touring a cheese factory, an
olive mill and the greatest
adventure of all -- truffle
hunting with a man and his dog.
All three experiences were some
of the best I've had in Italy
mainly because Massimo tailors
the tours to your individual
needs and expectations. He is
extremely knowledgeable and
a pleasure to be with. He explained
in detail the processes used
in each industry as well as
the history of the region. I
learned more about truffles
and olive oil than I ever knew
in the twelve years I've been
coming to Italy. I highly recommend
Massimo, as well as the company
Arianna & Friends, for a
very special adventure tour