Truffle hunting experience

Follow our expert truffle hunter in search of the  “Food of the Gods”. Enjoy a real  truffle hunting experience on the Bologna and Modena hills.

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Description

Experience the poetic atmosphere of our Appennine mountains

Incredible scenery, expertise, truffle dogs, delicious cuisine, warm hospitality will be the ingredients of this amazing truffle hunt. Join us for an unforgettable day of truffle hunting, learn about our mountain villages traditions and local cuisine.

Duration:

6 hours

Availability:

Everyday except bank holidays

Starting time:

9:00am

Program

Defined by the Greek as the result of the meeting between lightning, land and water, the truffle was very much appreciated also by the ancient Roman people.
In the Middle Ages, on the contrary, truffle was not very popular. In fact they believed that it was created by the devil, since it came from the underground.
During the Renaissance truffle was considered one of the finest and most precious foods and it was very popular on the tables of the noble families such as the Medicis and the Borgias and all over Europe.
It was in the XVIII that truffle hunting became a popular sport or better entertainment especially for guests coming to visit from abroad.
To search for the truffle you need experience, patience and a good dog.
Guided by an expert truffle hunter you will discover the secret corners of the Valsamoggia woods.
It will be a pleasant walk in search of the “earth’s diamond”. You will see how the dog feels the truffle’s smell and it digs till it finds one. Then, the truffle hunter with the help of an opposite shovel, picks the truffle.
After the truffle hunt, you will enjoy a typical lunch based on traditional dishes including homemade pasta.
The tour includes:
  • transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe car/minivan with professional driver
  • pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Bologna and Bologna train station. Pick-up from other cities or Bologna airport available on request
  • Amazing Italy top-rated guide service
  • truffle hunter and his dogs on disposal for the truffle hunting
  • introduction to the truffle history, detection and recipes
  • typical lunch at a local trattoria with wine included
  • bottled water available on board
  • transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe car/minivan with professional driver
  • pick-up and drop-off from hotels in central Bologna and Bologna train station. Pick-up from other cities or Bologna airport available on request
  • Amazing Italy top-rated guide service
  • truffle hunter and his dogs on disposal for the truffle hunting
  • introduction to the truffle history, detection and recipes
  • typical lunch at a local trattoria with wine included
  • bottled water available on board
Prices per person:

2 pax: Eur 737,00
3 pax: Eur 587,00
4 pax: Eur 512,00
5 pax: Eur 467,00
6 pax: Eur 437,00

Group quotations on request.

Additional info
  • Starting time will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
  • Please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions with your reservation.

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