Truffle hunting private experience in Siena
Activities

Truffle hunting private experience in Siena

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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 of the Tuscan countryside
What to expect

What is a truffle? Where does it grow? And above all... how is it found? With this exciting experience, 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Expert truffle hunter
    • Private translator
    • Truffle tasting
    What's not included
    • Transportation from the meeting point to the truffle ground
    Reduced price
    • Youth (age 10-15)
    • Children (age 0-9): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:

    The meeting point varies according to the season. Please confirm the meeting point directly with the local operator. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

    What to remember
    • Seasons and products: white truffle tuber magnatum - from September 10 to December 31; marzuolo tuber borchii e tuber albidum - from January 10 to April 30; scorzone tuber aestivum - from June 1 to November 30
    • The meeting point varies according to the season. Please confirm the meeting point directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
    • Transportation from the meeting point to the truffle ground is not included. You can use your own vehicle or request transportation service at an additional cost
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    When
    • Daily at 9.00am - not available in May
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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