Discovering truffles

Orvieto, Italy

Experience hosted by Federico

5 hours, Hosted in English and Italian
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Be prepared to enjoy your day in a green and peaceful place, away from the city chaos. You’ll be able to watch a truffle dog at work in harmony with nature. It will be a delightful surprise to see how much satisfaction our faithful friends can give us! During the journey, I will tell you everything about truffles and I will be happy to answer at any of your questions.
By the end of the hike, I will bring you to a typical farmhouse where you will be able to taste delicious dishes based on truffles and not only that!
The menu includes:
- Appetizer with salami, cheeses, jams, seasonal vegetables and bruschetta with truffles.
- Homemade pasta with fresh truffle.
- Eggs with truffles, seasonal vegetables, wild boar.
- Dessert.
- Free water and wine.
- Coffee and bitter.
We also have menus for vegetarians, celiacs and vegans.
The meeting point is the farm "Aia del Tufo" which is a 50 minute drive from Orvieto, in the Tuscan Maremma. You can reach the meeting point only with the car. Contact me for more information.
Other things to note
Long trousers are required and it’s necessary to bring a bottle of water for the journey.
I also suggest wearing a comfortable pair of boots. Bring a trekking pole if you have one.
Be prepared to enjoy your day in a green and peaceful place, away from the city chaos. You’ll be able to watch a truffle dog at work in harmony with nature. It will be a delightful surprise to see how much satisfaction our faithful friends can give us! During the journey, I will tell you everything about truffles and I will be happy to answer at any of your questions.
By the end of the hike, I will bring you to a typical farmhouse where you…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch in a farmhouse
  • Drinks
    Wine and water

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Federico

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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My name is Federico, I'm a truffle hunter and a dog trainer. I work in a dog center and I specialize in training dogs for truffle hunting and basic obedience. Every day I work hard to improve my knowledge.
I’m glad to share this experience with people coming from all over the world and I’m also very pleased to spread the knowledge about this typical Italian product.
I’m an outgoing and social person, come visit us, my dogs and I are waiting for you!
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Where you'll be

Truffles are mushrooms originated and grown underneath the land surface. Because of the symbiotic relationship established with trees, the genre of truffles and the places where they can be found may vary depending on the harvest period. From January to September we will look for truffles near Castell’azzara, from October to December our research will be rather directed towards higher altitudes.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 113 reviews.

Angelina
October 2021
We had an absolute blast! Federico and his girlfriend, Giulia (and of course the truffle dogs Argo and Sally) were great guides in hunting for truffles. Federico also adjusted the hunt to suit the older members of our group. To top it off, we had a wonderful lunch with amazing food and great wine! Don’t miss out on this great experience with the sympathetic Federico and Giulia!
Karsten
October 2021
We had a blast! Federico and his girlfriend were super nice Tourguides and the dogs very super cute! The tours was interesting with lots of wisdom about truffles shared. The restaurant that used our found truffles was phenomenal! And our dog got a short internship in how to search for truffles
Ruth
October 2021
Ein ungewöhnliches Angebot zu einem aussergewöhnlichen Thema in einer einmaligen und absolut professionellen Art umgesetzt. Federico, ein Meister seines Fachs, sei es bezüglich Trüffel wie auch Hundehaltung und -Training, hat uns mit seiner sehr sympathischen, umgänglichen und kompetenten Art zusammen mit 2 seiner äusserst liebenswerten Trüffel-Such-Hunden (Argo und Sally) in die Geheimnisse der Trüffel eingeweiht. Es war ein wunderbarer und lehrreicher Ausflug in 3 Waldgebiete etwa eine gute Fahrstunde von Orvieto entfernt. Das anschliessende inbegriffene mehrgängige Mittagessen inklusive Getränke auf einem Bio-Agriturismo war sehr umfangreich und exzellent. Alle Gerichte standen im Zeichen des Trüffels. In der kleinen Gruppe kam jeder zum Zug und war es ausgezeichnet möglich, mit allen zu kommunizieren. Ein Spitzen-Angebot zu einem fairen Preis! Grazie mille Federico.
Ankush
October 2021
It’s special to watch the dogs work. The time out truffle hunting goes by quickly as we watch the dogs find and retrieve the truffles. The meal afterwards is excellent. We also stayed at the agroturismo at which this is hosted. Solid experience.
Maša
August 2021
Super cool and fun experience, we arrived a bit early and had a coffee and a nice talk with Federico. We then went on to hunt truffles at 2 different locations with 2 of his dogs, while Federico was sharing a lot of truffle hunting knowledge and stories. We finished the experience with a big lunch where we got to try the fresh truffles we just found on a variety of homecooked dishes. For the 5-6h experience + the lunch the value is really on point. Very highly recommended!
Fred
July 2021
Expérience magique , à faire absolument .Federico est passionné par son métier et il est très généreux sur le partage de son savoir .Le repas du midi était exceptionnel tout les produits (charcuterie œuf fromage pasta) était fait maison sans parler de la quantité de truffe fraîchement cueilli du matin parsemé copieusement sur tout les plats . Je repars d’Italie avec un souvenir mémorable un grand merci à toi Federico et au plaisir de te revoir lors de notre prochaine venue en Italie !!!!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 30 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Water

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.