- Half-day truffle hunting experience with lunch in Tuscany in the area of San Miniato -
-TRUFFLE HUNTING & TASTING TOUR  

Private half-day truffle hunting and tasting experience
in the area of San Miniato close to Pisa

Explanation about where truffles grow


A small spade is a necessary instrument
when going truffle-hunting



The dog has smelled something!



The fairy location of our truffle hunting sessions

 



Just found one!

The real treasure of the Tuscan underground is the typical white truffle that grows in the region together with the black truffle. Every year the town San Miniato celebrates a national festival where people can taste a lot of truffle-based products as well as some fresh truffles.
Arianna & Friends organizes half-day truffle hunting tours joined with a truffle based lunch in one of the most famous local truffle shops of Tuscany.



MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR


It is an unforgettable experience both for your nose and your mouth!

An English speaking private tour leader (on request also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian are available) meets you and accompanies you to the premises of a local truffle 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. The destination in the woods varies according to the season because the several kinds of truffle available throughout the year grow in different areas.
After the walk in the woods, you get back to the hunter's place, which is also a famous shop of fresh truffles, and enjoy a whole truffle-based lunch. The lunch includes a plate of mixed Tuscan cold cuts, cheese and truffle honey to join with it, a plate with bruschettas topped with truffle-based sauces and truffle olive oil, a plate of seasonal vegetables or beans with truffle dressings, a pasta course with fresh truffles shaven on top. The meal is complete with water and local wine.

BE AWARE ABOUT THIS!

The kind of truffle available is subject to seasonal change.
Between September and December the precious White Truffle of San Miniato will be served.
In the other months, Scorzone black truffle, Marzolino white truffle or Nero Pregiato black truffles will be served instead.

The duration of the tour is 3,5 hours.
The tour is a great occasion for you to visit San Miniato, a medieval town near Florence famous for its truffles, located just 10 minutes from the location of the truffle hunting.

It will be your best memory of Tuscany!

THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. .





Scorzone Summer black truffles


Just found one!


On the way back from the woods


The prestigious white truffle of San Miniato


A rural church in the truffle hunting area


A group activity in the woods


Tasting of truffle-based products


One of the churches in San Miniato

Black truffle and marzolino Spring white truffles



A panoramic view of San Miniato from the hilltop




 

 


Rates and enquiries

 

PRIVATE HALF-DAY TRUFFLE HUNTING
AND TASTING TOUR,
WITH LUNCH


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
(from September
through December -
with White Truffle)
Total rate
(rest of the year - with Scorzone, Nero Pregiato
or Marzolino truffles)
1 person
€ 320
€ 290
2 persons
€ 330
€ 300
3 persons
€ 415
€ 370
4 persons
€ 500
€ 440
5 persons
€ 585
€ 510
6 persons
€ 670
€ 580
7 persons
€ 755
€ 650
8 persons
€ 840
€ 720
DURATION OF THIS TOUR + LUNCH: 3 HOURS AND 30 MINUTES
AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ 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 tasting of truffle-based products (as snacks)
+ a full truffle-based lunch at a local specialty restaurant
+ tax


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.


You can choose to combine a half-day pasta factory tour with either one of our tasting tours or one of our cultural tours and book a full-day excursion.




Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in the area of San Miniato, a rural region between Pisa and Florence where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We 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.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add 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.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy 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.







Testimonials from our guests

 

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Libby and her husband who spent two days with us, including our truffle hunting tour:

We 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 in Italy.

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Jennifer and Kris who met us for a truffle hunting tour:

Dear Massimo,

Thank you for what was definitely the highlight of our trip to Florence. Kris and I had such a fantastic time truffle hunting with you, Riccardo, Stella and Nebbia. It was such an unforgettable, unique experience, and Monica and Riccardo couldn't have been nicer.

I told my travel agent what a fantastic experience it was using Arianna & Friends and that I absolutely recommend your trips. Kris and I have already decided that when we go back to Italy, we want to spend the entire time just taking your tours! Not only did we have a fantastic time in San Miniato, but we truly enjoyed talking with you in the car on the way there and back - we learned so much from you and had so much fun!

As promised, here are some of the pictures we took that day.

Again, thank you for your amazing hospitality and kindness. We'll definitely call you before our next trip and can't wait to use Arianna and Friends again.

Jennifer and Kris



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TRUFFLE HUNTING TOUR IN TUSCANY

 

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