|Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|Duration: 8 hours|
|Languages: Italian, English, Spanish|
|Mobile voucher accepted|
•Pick up and drop off at the hotel •Transport in air conditioned car or minivan •English speaking driver •2 hours truffle experience •Gourmet Lunch •Stopover in medieval villages for shopping and sightseeing
Enjoy the emotion in search of Truffle with our stunning private tour. The Truffle is a hypogean, or underground fungus that grows to a depth of about 40-50 centimetres. In ancient times truffles were considered the food of Gods, with powerful aphrodisiac properties.
The truffle’s main constituents are water and mineral salts, absorbed from soil by the tree roots on which it lives symbiotically. The colour, taste and aroma of the truffle are determined by the type of its host tree. The colour usually varies from light grey to almost black and truffles can usually be found with the help of a specially trained dog. The search of Truffle is an art that our grandparents transmitted to us and that nowadays represents an indisputable cultural patrimony of a passed society bounded to the environment: anyone who enters the door of this mysterious world has the opportunity to experience with his own eyes how to seek to prepare and to distinguish the good quality truffle from the low quality one or from the derived. Experiencing similar emotions will make your stay in Tuscany a unique and unforgettable one. Just like in a fairy tale of ancient flavours, mystery, legends and anecdotes, the expert “tartufaio” will tell you about the extraordinary process through which mother nature grows and brings the truffle, this noble and high valued product, to the tables of the gourmets all over the world.
A moderate amount of walking is involved, this tour is not wheelchair accessible We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes. A vegetarian menu is available upon request, Please provide intolerances at the time of booking.
|09:00 Meeting Point PRESSO HOTEL|