a unique experience
An unforgettable journey to discover the truffle, in contact with the nature of the wonderful Tuscan hills. You can follow Diego and his faithful four-legged allies in the woods and truffle hunters in the area in search of this precious underground mushroom. Once found you will follow Cristina in her cooking class to prepare your recipes with her
Here's how it works
Become a truffle hunter
The tour in the woods in search of truffles is the latest trend in a personalized holiday. The package offered to our customers is complete: what is found becomes a few hours later an espresso dish to taste.
Diego, the owner of the company, will be the person who will accompany you together with one of his 3 dogs, Bianca, Pepe and Tommy. Before entering the woods, he tells you about the territory, the plants and animals that populate it, its food and wine excellences.
The moment the dog sniffs a truffle and starts digging, people’s eyes shine, joy spurts from all pores, they rejoice as if they were about to get a gold nugget. When extracting the precious underground mushroom, it will be explained how to extract it in the most correct way, being careful not to ruin the roots and hyphae.
A SENSORY ITINERARY TO live
Finding a truffle is worth the holiday, if you also consider the wonderful path surrounded by nature, in contact with the flora and fauna of the place. Sometimes groups walk even miles and no one has ever complained.
Discover our tour
Our truffle experience is a trip suitable for everyone, but those who think it is a joke are wrong. These are our rules of the game
CLOTHING TO WEAR FOR TRUFFLE SEARCH
– Summer period: long-sleeved cotton T-shirt, long denim trousers or long hunting-style trousers with trekking shoes, protective gloves.
– Winter period: heavier wool or warm cotton hunting style clothing, boots, protective gloves.
TIMETABLES AND PROGRAM
– 10.00 am meeting in reception of the Il Sole Di Nebbiano Agritourism Company
-10.15 hours ready to go down to the woods with the dogs and subsequent demonstration and search for truffles with Mr Tartufaio who will reveal all the secrets of the truffle.
-11.30 (for those interested) return to the company with Cooking Class
– 12.15 hours ready to taste the dishes cooked with products of local excellence (oil and organic wine; goat cheeses, vaccines and pecorino; sausages; ancient grains; saffron; beef, pork and poultry; honey; jams etc etc) ‘Tuscan Hills Producers Association, combined with the precious Truffles found together. The tasting, weather permitting, can be carried out in the garden with a panoramic terrace.
-13.45 hours finished (possibility to buy products with Truffle / Fresh Truffle and all the products of the Tuscan Hills Producers Association)
-We speak French and English language
Come into the cooking class
Once the search is over, it’s time to go to the kitchen, where Cristina will show you how to enhance the truffle.
The tasting includes:
La cooking class
Once the search is over, it’s time to go to the kitchen, where Cristina will show you how to enhance the truffle. The tasting includes:
In collaboration with
All tastings are accompanied by the products of the Tuscan Hills Producers Association, a group of 23 companies in the Chianti Fiorentino area that respect a very strict quality control specification and respect the criteria of zero kilometer and organic production.
Here's who will accompany you in the woods ...
What they say about us
A dive into history:
the Nebbiano refuge
Among the places you can visit during our walk in the middle of nature there is also the Nebbiano refuge. This refuge is characterized by many fossils and minerals sedimented on the walls of the cave, which testify that the sea was in Valdelsa.
It was built by hand by the family who lived in our house at the time, with the help of a donkey that was used to bring out the earth. To protect themselves from the bombings of the Second World War, in 1944 2 families found a place in this refuge, with six or seven children for 20 days from September to October, in addition to them the cow for milk and the usual donkey.
What little there was to eat was cooked by lighting the fire in a stove, dug in the ground, while the father was close to home to protect his home and what little there was.
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