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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 

  • a raincoat 

  • sun hat 

  • 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


September - May
(every Sunday)
Simone is a certified environmental guide (G.A.E. - GUIDA AMBIENTALE ESCURSIONISTICA) who, together with his dogs: Tito, Kira and Astor, has been scouring our mountains for the last 10 years for natures most sought after "funky funghi". 
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