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Hunt for truffles in the Tuscan woods

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 578 reviews.Le Quattro Strade, Italy

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Experience hosted by Daniela

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

My family, my dog, Billo ,and I will guide you in truffle hunting in our beautiful woods in Chianti. Truffle hunting is an ancient tradition in Tuscany, and has only one rule—respect nature. For this reason, it will be necessary to conduct a small briefing before going into the woods, a sacred place for truffle hunters. During the hunt, I will tell you about the truffle, the magic of its traditions, its history, mythology, and uses in the kitchen. You will learn how to recognize and distinguish a good truffle from other fake "truffles" of inferior quality. After the hunt, we will return home for a scheduled lunch or dinner, based on fresh, real truffles and served with our own wine and extra virgin olive oil. We will show you how to clean truffles and prepare typical truffle recipes, such as crostini al tartufo, tagliatelle al tartufo, and more.
My family, my dog, Billo ,and I will guide you in truffle hunting in our beautiful woods in Chianti. Truffle hunting is an ancient tradition in Tuscany, and has only one rule—respect nature. For this reason, it will be necessary to conduct a small briefing before going into the woods, a sacred place for truffle hunters. During the hunt, I will tell you about the truffle, the magic of its traditions, its history, mythology, and uses in the kitchen…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch based on truffles
  • Drinks
    Water and local wine
From $116
/ person
Mon, Oct 5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$116 per person
$116 per person
Tue, Oct 6
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$116 per person
$116 per person
Wed, Oct 7
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$116 per person
$116 per person

Meet your host, Daniela

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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My family was born here in Chianti, and we have always appreciated truffles—the treasures of this land. I love to cook, and my husband is an expert winemaker. My son, Edoardo, is a composer, and his grandfather, Giuseppe, is a professional truffle hunter and member of the Tuscan Truffle Hunters Association. My husband and I will prepare the food and wine, and Edoardo and Giuseppe will show you how to find truffles in our woods.
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Where you'll be

We will host you on our farm near the town of Mercatale in Val di Pesa. Our farm is a beautiful place with an unbeliveble landscape, where you can take beautiful photos.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 578 reviews.

Juliane
September 2020
It’s been a great experience, we loved it so much! The tour was very interesting and informative and the food was amazing - would definitely recommend!
Fabio
September 2020
We had a wonderful time hunting truffels with the two cute dogs Billo and Bia, a highlight of our time in the Chianti. Daniela and her husbans really made us feel extremely welcome during this experience, culminating in a delicious meal made from ingredients from their charming farm, along with their own wine. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the area, it was truely a great experience in a friendly, personal atmosphere!
We had a wonderful time hunting truffels with the two cute dogs Billo and Bia, a highlight of our time in the Chianti. Daniela and her husbans really made us feel extremely welcome…
Lionel
September 2020
Great experience I recommend. This couple is really nice and the dogs lovely. The walk to find truffles is beautiful and the meal prepared by Daniela was delicious. We also learned more about truffles and how to find them and the role of the dogs etc I highly recommend !
Great experience I recommend. This couple is really nice and the dogs lovely. The walk to find truffles is beautiful and the meal prepared by Daniela was delicious. We also learned…
Audrey
September 2020
Nous avons adoré l’activité de chasse aux truffes, Daniela et Daniele transmettent avec passion leurs connaissances. Nous avons passé un très bon moment avec leurs chiens (très gentils), à marcher dans leur domaine (superbe vue dans les champs et sur la vallée) et à déguster l’excellente cuisine de Daniela !
Nous avons adoré l’activité de chasse aux truffes, Daniela et Daniele transmettent avec passion leurs connaissances. Nous avons passé un très bon moment avec leurs chiens (très gen…
Hannah
September 2020
I would highly recommend this as a day out; we got to learn so much about truffles, go on a beautiful walk through the Tuscan hills with their dogs to find them & then came back to the farm for an excellent lunch prepared by Daniela. It is a joy to watch their two truffle dogs excitedly ‘hunt’! Upon return, the lunch which Daniela prepared was all locally sourced, home made and served with wine coming from their own boutique vineyard (which they will ship internationally if you so wish!). It was all excellent! We were coming from Florence by bus (1hr approx), so is a good day trip if you want a break from the city!
I would highly recommend this as a day out; we got to learn so much about truffles, go on a beautiful walk through the Tuscan hills with their dogs to find them & then came back to…
Simon
September 2020
A fanastic experience in the middle of Tuscany. The guide was clearly an expert in the matter, and made me feel very welcome into the home. No question was too much, the friendlness could not have been better. At the end of a walk looking for truffles, understanding the practical side of truffle hunting, having an amazing truffle meal prepared and shared with the host and others made the experience superb. Biggest disasspointment? Not being able to drink the host's wine - i was driving back to Pisa, and only had a sip. Next time. A magical end to my stay in Tuscany.
A fanastic experience in the middle of Tuscany. The guide was clearly an expert in the matter, and made me feel very welcome into the home. No question was too much, the friendlnes…

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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Sun, Oct 11
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
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  • Mon, Oct 12
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Change of the shoses

Your camera for nice pics