FULL TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE
Ever wondered how to find truffles?
Go truffle hunting in the Lunigiana mountains with our local "tartufaio" (truffle hunter) Simone, and his dogs.
Here you can find the following truffles, weather conditions permitting:
ALBIDUM PICO : January - April
bianchetto o marzuolo/small white
AESTIVUM : May - July
estivo o scorzone/black summer
MAGNATUM PICO : September - December
UNCINATUM : September - January
ucinato/nero di frango/black
BRUMALE : December - March
9:00 - MEET and briefing with Simone who will then lead the way to the secret and precious part of forest to be hunted (car transport required c. 5km)
9:30 - 2 HOUR TREK of c. 3km with a climb of about 180m in the Comune of Filattiera, between the medieval hamlets of Gigliana and Cavallana with their antique stone houses and historic pilgrim pathways through the forests searching for the truffles
11:30 - conclusion of trek with an APERITIF of local products in the WOODS
12:00 - visit an ARTISAN CHEESEMAKER in the hamlet of Cavallana to see how ricotta and pecorino are made (please bring money if you wish to purchase cheese!)
13:00 - return to PODERE CONTI for a 3 course truffle based LUNCH with ENTERTAINMENT provided by the illusionist, Marino , demonstrating ancient magic and narrating old poems in local dialect with simultaneious translations
Excursion, guide, lunch and entertainment included.
Prices do not include transport to or from the designated meeting point.
The excursion is considered an easy type (T), and participants are requested to have the following appropriate equipment:
trekking shoes with good gripping soles and a rucksack containing:
at least a liter of water and a snack
In case of rain, it is necessary to have a complete dry change in the car
In case of negative temperatures it is necessary to have a wool hat and gloves
Guests are not required to purchase any truffles found during the tour
Minors will be able to participate in the excursion provided they are 8 years old and accompanied by a parent
Children under the age of 12 will not pay for the excursion
The excursion, although simple, is not equipped for people with disabilities
Only the truffle dogs are allowed on the excursion