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From Florence: Truffle Hunt and Lunch in the Countryside

Product ID: 318593
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Immerse yourself in romance and discover the rolling countryside of Tuscany on this trip from Florence. Take part in a guided truffle hunt in the woodlands of the Chianti Hills, then enjoy a traditional Italian lunch paired with exquisite regional wines.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the romance of the famous Chianti Hills
  • Embark on a thrilling truffle hunt with a professional guide
  • Taste the freshly foraged truffles and toast with a glass of prosecco
  • Dine on an authentic Tuscan lunch accompanied by fine Chianti wine
Full description
The experience begins with pickup from Florence and travels into the rolling Tuscan countryside to the luscious Chianti Hills. Upon arrival at the truffle hunting site, learn about the history of truffle hunting as a pastime as well as their significance in Italian cooking.

Once you’re all clued-up, enjoy a 1.5-hour hunt through the woods in search of delicious truffles under the expert guidance of a professional truffle hunter and his trained dogs. As you hunt, listen to your guide share insight about the variety of truffles, the characteristics of the soil, truffle seasonality, and other interesting facts about truffles. At the end of the hunt, celebrate your success with a glass of prosecco and a snack of truffle-topped crostini.

After the toast, head to a luxury location nestled in the vineyards of the Chianti Hills. Against a sprawling countryside backdrop, dine on a traditional Tuscan lunch of homemade pasta and a meat-dish, as well as a truffle-based dish if available. The meal is accompanied by some of the best red wines that Chianti has to offer, followed by tasty Cantucci almond biscuits with a Vinsanto dessert wine. At the end of an unforgettable experience, sit back and relax on the return journey to Florence and soak up the last of the scenic, rural views.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Florence city center
  • Truffle hunt
  • Tuscan lunch
  • Raincoat if needed
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide on the stairs of the Florence Central National Library.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Organized by

Florence Country Life

Product ID: 318593