What is a truffle? Where does it grow? And above all... how is it found? With this exciting activity, you'll get the answers to all your questions and also learn some nice anecdotes about our four-legged friends! At the end of this unforgettable experience, you will have the opportunity to taste the truffle just found.
The activity takes place in the woods and valleys of Siena, where you'll discover how much work and dedication there is 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.
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!
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 dogs, their desire to learn, but also weather and environmental conditions.