This tour “Truffle Hunting” will make your day absolutely special!
Experience this old tradition of Umbria, the region producing the highest number of black truffles in Italy. Truffle in Umbria is also known as “the King of the Table” or the ‘Black Diamond of the Kitchen’ since it is a real specialty and fetches a high price.
Truffles are precious, rare, and delicious! Hunting truffle means walking, knowing the territory, loving dogs, and preserving land for future generations, respecting nature. It is hard but fulfilling work.
An expert and his well-trained truffle dogs will guide you during this special and exciting activity. Dogs will be leading you in the hunting for the precious black truffles of Umbria, an extraordinary experience.
We offer two different truffle hunting experiences. Choose your right truffle hunting adventure and book this enjoyable day in nature by tasting some of the typical special dishes of our Umbrian cuisine!
Truffle hunting in Umbria, Italy: a one-of-a-kind experience!
I. Truffle hunting and tasting excellent organic wines
Code: DTG 005A UMB
This search takes place in the sweet hills and woods between Assisi and Spello. In the morning, you will leave from a well-known winery of the Assisi area with an expert, who will explain to you how and where to look, how to use truffles on the table, and finally reveal some of the secrets of the trade.
At the end of the morning, back to the winery, Maria and Annalaura, the owners of the winery, show you how to use truffle in the kitchen to prepare some delicacies and how to combine it with the right wine. You have lunch with some truffle dishes, accompanied by excellent local organic wines of the winery.
Program in short
Included in the tour:
Dates: Monday until Saturday from May until the end of September (Sundays and in winter on request and Italian holidays excluded)
Very special tour truffles and the wines of an organic winery!
II. Truffle hunting in an Agriturismo near Assisi
Code: DTG 005B UMB
This “Truffle hunting” tour is a mix of new and exciting discoveries, you will learn many things while having lots of fun! We are in a farmhouse on the hills of Assisi, a few km outside town, immersed in an unspoiled landscape, rich in truffles. Already from a long time ago, farmers searched for truffles first with pigs, who have a very sensitive nose … but tried to eat the truffle, when they found it. Then they hunted with the more reliable dogs. This activity takes place, around the farmhouse on the edge of the Park of Mount Subasio. An expert with his truffle dogs will guide you. During the walk, you will observe and learn to classify the products of the forest, with particular reference to truffles.
Program in short
The tour includes:
Dates: daily from March until the end of November (August upon request).
Very special tour in a real farmhouse, immersed in the unspoiled nature of the Monte Subasio Natural Park!