You'll enjoy some hours walking through typical woods, picking truffles along with a special guide, also an expert, but mostly a friend who will teach how to find truffles with the dog.
Hunt for rare truffles in the forest of Tuscany and then enjoy your treasures in a decadent meal. After lunch travel to the hills to experience the famous red wine of Tuscany.
The program starts at Fattoria Collebrunacchi where you will meet Francesca our truffle hunter. A group is always a small group of up to max 12 attendees. Francesca will explain the trick and secret of truffle hunting and how she has trained her dog Cioco. The stroll in the forest is an easy walk but it required that you have regular mobility. After the walk, we will go back to Francesca's house for a delicious lunch based on fresh truffles which typically include:
Truffle appetizers, pasta topped with shaved truffles (tagliolini al tartufo) , and dessert including Vin Santo wine. Francesca farm produces also some great red and white wines so during lunch you could have a delicious match with them.
The Francesca's farm is also an ideal place for your purchases of truffles, here you will find quality and great value!
This program operates at San Miniato Tuscany which is only 45 min. drive from Florence.
People who stand in Florence, we suggest taking a train from Florence to San Miniato. It starts every 60 min from Florence and stops at San Miniato train station, the ride is about 40 min, and the cost for a round trip is approximately € 11 per person. Please check the timetable here
- Departure from Florence Santa Maria Novella at 9.53 a.m.
- Arriving at San Miniato- Fucecchio at 10.33 a.m.
Once at San Miniato train station, you can take a taxi. Antonio the local taxi driver already knows the way to take you to us.
A taxi ride from San Miniato train station to the place is € 25 for up to 3 passengers this amount must be paid in cash to the taxi driver.
In case you prefer not to drive we can book you a car/minivan with a personal chauffeur, the cost is € 250 for up to 3 people and € 300 for up to 8 people. Please specify it in the booking form.
Francesca and her team were absolutely wonderful. She was easy to communicate with, and she helped us organize all transport and timing. The launch point for the hunt is her lovely mansion dating from the 1400s that has been in her family for many generations. The truffle hunt itself was great - a nice walk through the woods while Francesca gave us the history of truffles, how to find them, and their seasons and answered our many questions with good humor and charisma. Then we returned to the home for a delicious meal - one we all agreed was the top three of our 10-day trip in Italy - that not only had truffles from her property, but estate olive oil and wine produced there as well. All delicious. Totally worth it for my two 78-year-old parents, myself (50), and my 10-year-old boys. Thanks, Francesca!
This went above and beyond my expectations. We went hiking through the woods with the dog and it was fun finding all the truffles. Then we went back to the house and had an excellent three-course meal centered around truffles. A few glasses of wine were included too. I really liked the social aspect of it. Would highly recommend it!