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Truffle hunting in Umbria

Three different delicious truffle Day Tours
Assisi - Spello

Truffle hunting in Umbria

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 three different truffle hunting experiences. Choose your right truffle hunting adventure and book this enjoyable day in nature with tasting some of the typical special dishes of our Umbrian cuisine!  

Truffle hunting in Umbria, Italy: a one of a kind experience!

truffle hunter Assisi

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

  • Individual arrival at about 10.30 a.m. or on request with a transfer from your hotel or from the train station (with supplement).
  • Truffle hunting with an expert and his trained dog (or dogs)
  • At the end of the search, after you have found truffles, back to the winery you will have a guided tour in the wine cellars.
  • Lunch and tasting with four different courses (some of them prepared with the truffle found in the morning), accompanied by 6 organic wines.
  • The program lasts about 4-4,5 hours.

 

Included in the tour:

  • Truffle hunting with expert and truffle dogs
  • Lunch with some truffle dishes
  • tasting of 6 organic wines
  • Guided tour of the winery

 

Dates: on request from Monday until Saturday (Sundays and Italian holidays excluded), all year

Very special tour truffles and the wines of an organic winery!

The Pleasures of the Umbrian Table

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

  • Individual arrival at the farmhouse and welcome. Presentation of the farm and the main agricultural activities.
  • A brief explanation of the route and the activity of “Truffle digging”.
  • Start of the activity outdoor, searching for truffles in the farm woods with an expert guide and his truffle dog (or dogs).
  • At the end of the search, after finding the truffles, you will have an explanation of the main characteristics of the ecosystem and the species of truffle found, their food uses, etc.
  • Preparation and tasting of truffle based dishes.
  • Duration: ca. 4-4,5 hours

 

The tour includes:

  • Truffle hunting with expert and truffle dogs
  • Educational (explanation of the characteristics of the forest products found outdoors, food uses, etc.)
  • Snack or lunch with some truffle dishes (drinks not included)

Dates: all year except August (upon request).

Very special tour in a real farmhouse, immersed in the unspoiled nature of the Monte Subasio Natural Park!  

agriturismo Monte Subasio

III. Discover the world of truffle

Code: DTG 005C UMB

This “Truffle hunting” tour combines truffle hunting in the woods of Pietralunga with an interesting visit to a truffle production laboratory. We are in Pietralunga, in the North-eastern part of the Upper Valtiberina, in a hilly position, ca. 570 meters above sea level. The flora of these areas is made of spontaneous vegetation of the woods. Truffle hunting takes place in this natural and unspoiled context. A truffle hunter and a trained truffle dog will accompany you. The excursion lasts about an hour, the route is about 2 km long and the difficulty is medium. Once back from the exciting walk through the woods, you will visit the production laboratory of the company with an internal guide. An excellent “Truffle maker breakfast “with typical local products will follow. 

 

Program in short

  • Individual arrival in Pietralunga at 9.00-9.30 and warm welcome.
  • Departure for a guided walk in the woods with a truffle hunter and a trained truffle dog.
  • Back to the company and guided tour of the laboratory production.  You will see the different working processes of truffle
  • “Truffle maker breakfast “based on typical local products. More a lunch
  • Duration of the whole program: ca. 3,5 hours

 

Included in the tour:

  • Truffle hunting with truffle dog and truffle hunter.
  • Visit the company laboratory with an expert, internal guide, who will explain the various stages of production of truffle products.
  • “Truffle maker breakfast” with typical local products… more a lunch

 

Dates: all year, upon request.

Very special tour in the hills of Pietralunga, look for truffle, and discover how it is produced and processed!  

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Truffle hunting in Umbria

DIFFICULTY: 1
Not to difficult walk of 1,5 hours in a hilly terrain.

Difficulty level 1   


DEPARTURES: All year round on request / depending of weather conditions / Italian holidays


PARTICIPANTS: 2 or more people. 


START/FINISH: near Assisi or Pietralunga


CODE: DTG 005A UMB / DTG 005B UMB / DTG 005C UMB

Prices

From  € 45,00