San Miniato is listed as one of undisputed Capitals of the White Truffle: it's only here and other few areas that Mother Nature has created a special habitat where "the Food of the Gods" grows!
In this land the forest is a sacred place for the truffle hunter, where every day we are “guests” and not “the owners”: for this reason, before starting the Truffle Experience we need to have a little briefing with him.
During our truffle walk in the forest with the truffle hunter and his dog, we will tell you about all of the different truffles that grow in Tuscany throughout the year, their natural habitat, how to preserve them, the organoleptic characteristics of truffle, its biological cycle, and very importantly, the know how to spot a very high quality truffle instead of the “fake” or “flavoured product”; we will entertain you with truffle stories, such as the one about the largest truffle in the world (found in San Miniato’s area in 1954), the legends that recall the truffle myth that look so much like superhero’s story…but, on that day, the only one superhero will be the truffle dog.
At the end of the hunt you can choose to add to your experience a tasting or a full lunch/dinner (also with cooking class) based on fresh truffle in a typical truffle hunter house.
To complete the experience our local guide will walk you through charming San Miniato up to an incredible panoramic spot where the view spans over half of Tuscany: from there you can also see the famous truffle yielding woods surrounding the village.
Our Truffle Experiences are "private" tours, suitable for the whole family and can be customized upon your request! After, you will be an “Ambassador of the Real Truffle”, as you will be able to spread the truffle tradition and you will know how to protect the special habitat where the “Food of the Gods” grows!