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Calabrian Truffle Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Cosenza, Italy

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Experience hosted by Francesco

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

Who wants to join me in this magic experience will know the secrets of the truffles hunting in a astonishing natural place. I will drive my guests on the breathtaking Pollino Mountain or around the hills of Cosenza (according to the truffle kind available in the period). After that, we will come back to my penthouse where I will reveal the way to use use/store the truffles and you will prepare, under my supervision, a delicious pasta with truffles.. starting from the cleaning, passing through the cutting and ending we the truffled sauce preparation..
Everything accompanied by one of the excellent wines of the area and lot of delicious appetizers truffle based!
Who wants to join me in this magic experience will know the secrets of the truffles hunting in a astonishing natural place. I will drive my guests on the breathtaking Pollino Mountain or around the hills of Cosenza (according to the truffle kind available in the period). After that, we will come back to my penthouse where I will reveal the way to use use/store the truffles and you will prepare, under my supervision, a delicious pasta with truffl…

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What's included

  • Food
    Carbonara or tagliolini pasta with truffle. Wide selection of truffle cream...
  • Drinks
    Water, coke, coffee, etc.
  • Equipment
    Free Wi-Fi at home
From $152
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person
Sat, Oct 31
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person
Sat, Nov 7
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$152 per person
$152 per person

Meet your host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a Truffles lover from years, that started to find truffle with a friend (10 years experience) and his dog Diana. I'm actually hosting on Airbnb as Super Host. I decided to put together both passions, offering the opportunity to live an ultimate Truffles experience into the world of truffles, represented by fresh Calabrian Truffles.. hunted, cooked and served with love!
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Where you'll be

You will be lead to hunting truffles on a natural enchanted forest. The truffle pasta will be prepared and tasted in my house: a rooftop flat with an astonishing view on the new and the old part of the city!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Phil
August 2019
The truffle tour with Francesco and his friends was a real trip highlight! His passion for Calabria and truffles is contagious, and he really made us feel welcome. The truffle dogs were an unexpected treat and the stars of the show. Truly a five star experience.
The truffle tour with Francesco and his friends was a real trip highlight! His passion for Calabria and truffles is contagious, and he really made us feel welcome. The truffle dogs…
Alia
June 2019
Francesco was kind, funny, social, and the overall perfect Airbnb experience host. I had never seen a truffle before (nor had I cooked with fresh ones) and this was a true, authentic experience! The day started with us driving with Francesco into the mountains and hunting for the truffles with dogs. The nature was incredible, with endless tall beech trees and little wild flowers. After finding the truffles we cooked a delicious meal - learning new techniques with eggs, fresh cheese, meat, truffle, and pasta. It was like a hiking experience and a cooking class combined! Highly recommend to anyone who loves nature but also loves good food/cooking!
Francesco was kind, funny, social, and the overall perfect Airbnb experience host. I had never seen a truffle before (nor had I cooked with fresh ones) and this was a true, authent…
Michelle
June 2019
Our truffle experience with Francesco was the best. First we stayed st his apartment which made it easier and his apartment is shared but really nice. We left early in the morning with a stop for coffee and some yummy bread. We drove up to the mountains which were covered with wild flowers and gorgeous. There we met his friend with his 2 truffle hunting dogs and went further into the woods. When we stopped, we all went walking around these amazing woods. The trees were beautiful and the ground was thick and spongy with humus. The dogs ran around and we found a bunch of truffles. It was fascinating learning all about the kinds of truffles, how they grow, and how they are found. After the hunt we went back to Francesco's apartment to cook a delicious truffle pasta lunch with some of the truffles we found. It was like having 2 experiences in one. I could not recommend this experience enough.
Our truffle experience with Francesco was the best. First we stayed st his apartment which made it easier and his apartment is shared but really nice. We left early in the morning…
Eva
June 2019
Francesco ist ein sehr herzlicher Gastgeber, dem es wichtig ist, dass sich alle wohlfühlen und dass alle Fragen beantwortet werden. Die Atmosphäre war dadurch sehr entspannt und wir (4 Personen insgesamt) hatten viel Spaß und haben einiges gelernt über Trüffel und deren Zubereitung. Ich kann diese Entdeckung nur empfehlen!
Francesco ist ein sehr herzlicher Gastgeber, dem es wichtig ist, dass sich alle wohlfühlen und dass alle Fragen beantwortet werden. Die Atmosphäre war dadurch sehr entspannt und w…
Michael
November 2018
Here’s our experience-We booked the experience for November 3rd while visiting Calabria for the 1st time. We drove a little more than an hour and a half from Tropea to Cosenza where we met Francesco and his friend, Julia. We switched to Francesco’s comfortable sedan enjoying the stress-free and scenic ride to the Pollino mountains. We met up with the owner of the two adorable and well-trained Lagotto dogs and we all climbed into his off road vehicle to take us further into the forest. The dogs are a sight to behold as they hunt for truffles! Not every experience yields truffles but we were fortunate to have the dogs unearth some for our lunch! This experience in the forest with the dogs was wonderful! We drove back to Francesco’s penthouse apartment wit breathtaking views! Francesco gives cooking guidance while we helped prepare delicious carbonara with the truffles fresh from the forest! The day was a memorable one that was unlike any other experience we have done! Francesco is a passionate, thoughtful and informative host! He speaks English and we very much enjoyed his sense of humor! We highly recommend this experience!
Here’s our experience-We booked the experience for November 3rd while visiting Calabria for the 1st time. We drove a little more than an hour and a half from Tropea to Cosenza whe…
Lisa
October 2018
We had a fantastic day hunting (and finding!) black truffles in the Pollino mountains, then Francesco made pasta with the truffles that we had found. It was a great way to do something "off the beaten path": Friendly people, surrounded by nature, learning something new, and eating well. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Just to note that you are walking around in the woods, so wear trainers/tennis shoes and bring a jacket - it can get a bit chilly even if it is warm in the city.
We had a fantastic day hunting (and finding!) black truffles in the Pollino mountains, then Francesco made pasta with the truffles that we had found. It was a great way to do somet…

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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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

I'm available to pick you wherever you need at convenient costs and to provide the experience according your needs (different date, different timing, etc..). Please send me a message! :)

What to bring

Depending from the weather conditions they should bring a coat suitable for the day.

Long trousers and trekking shoes should be used (even if they are not mandatory).