Truffle hunting private experience in Siena
Walking tours

Truffle hunting private experience in Siena

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Do this because
  • Follow a truffle hunter and his dogs and discover where truffles grow
  • Learn the most important rules and secrets of truffle hunting
  • Experience the beautiful nature in the Tuscan countryside
What to expect

What is a truffle? Where does it grow? And above all... how is it found? Live this exciting experience to get the answer to all your questions and learn also some nice anecdotes about our four-legged friends!

Truffle hunting, a very hard and difficult job, turns into a pleasant activity that allows staying in close contact with nature and dogs. This "hunting" definitely requires passion, a lot of perseverance, excellent technique and also... a little luck!

The experience takes place in the woods and valleys of Siena, where you'll discover how much work and dedication are hidden behind the precious truffle and its unique taste. Mario, a truffle hunter and passionate restaurateur, will show you some of the most important rules and secrets of truffle hunting: from the care and passion for dogs to the love and respect for nature.

You will accompany the expert truffle hunter and his highly trained dogs in the guarded and secret places where truffles grow. There are many factors that influence the search: the breed, the age and the experience of the dog, its desire to learn, but also weather and environmental conditions.

The dogs can find a truffle even when it’s at ten centimeters underground because they are able to distinguish its smell from many others. The time of truffle hunting is very important and it is preferable to go early in the morning.

At the end of this unforgettable experience, you will have the opportunity to taste the typical dishes of the Sienese cuisine cooked with the truffle just found, accompanied by excellent local products (not included in the price).

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What's included
  • 2-hour private experience
  • Expert truffle hunter
  • Local translator
  • Trained and trusted dogs
  • Truffle tasting in a typical shop
What's not included
  • Transportation (on request)
  • Lunch or dinner
Reduced price
  • Child (6-17)
Where
Meeting point:

Please confirm the meeting point directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the meeting point directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
  • Transfer from the meeting point to the tartufaia will be provided on request at an additional cost
  • Recommended clothing: boots closed up to the ankle, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt and/or sweater
  • In case of cancellation due to bad weather, you can choose whether to change the date or to get a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • It’s possible to book lunch or dinner at a typical restaurant located in the historic centre of Siena
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When
  • Every day at 9.00am
  • Not available in May

Seasons and products:

  • White truffle tuber magnatum - from September 10 until December 31
  • Marzuolo tuber borchii e tuber albidum - from January 10 until April 30
  • Scorzone tuber aestivum - from June 1 until November 30
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Provider
Siena Tourism Programs & Services - Società Cooperativa
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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