Learn How To Hunt for Truffle in Abruzzo

Campli, Italy

Experience hosted by Marino

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and tickets

What you'll do

In this truffle experience in Abruzzo, you will go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most secretive businesses in the world. A unique truffle hunt among nature, learning how to find, store and eat the black and white gems in the secret region of Abruzzo, just 1.3h from Rome.

1.After a secret drive in the countryside of the Teramo province in Abruzzo, we meet our Truffle Hunter Expert, and we get into the forest with his trained dogs.

2.During the hunt in the beautiful countryside of the 'Gran Sanno & Monti della Laga' National Park, I will share with you all about the truffle, its traditions, its history, its myths and uses in the kitchen.

3.You will learn how to recognize and distinguish a good truffle from other truffles of inferior quality. Learn some pro tips & secrets to recognize a truffle area.

4.We will see how the specially trained dog search for the precious mushrooms, we learn about their training techniques and see how the dog can find only the good truffles.

*You can enjoy a truffle meal for an extra 50€
You will have the option to eat at the best family-owned restaurant and enjoy a full truffle meal with wine, dessert & liquor from the Abruzzo region. You will have our exclusive menu with 3+ truffle courses paired with wine.

Other things to note
The experience might be cancelled in case of adverse weather conditions.
Vegetarians welcome, vega
In this truffle experience in Abruzzo, you will go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most secretive businesses in the world. A unique truffle hunt among nature, learning how to find, store and eat the black and white gems in the secret region of Abruzzo, just 1.3h from Rome.

1.After a secret drive in the countryside of the Teramo province in Abruzzo, we meet our Truffle Hunter Expert, and we get into the forest with his trained d…

What's included

  • Food
    NOT Included in the price.
    Full Truffle lunch (Available for an extra...
  • Tickets
    Truffle Hunt
    -Walk with the dogs and the truffle hunter among nature.<...

Meet your host, Marino

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a food lover by nature and also a native of Abruzzo. I'm an official Tour Leader recognised by the Abruzzo Region.
I’ve been eating truffles since my mother had me in her womb, and since we live in a rich truffle area, I know the art and secrets of truffles very well. When I was 7 I trained my first truffle dog.

I'm the founder of Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable tourism experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo. I and my friend Alberto, we do together the experiences that I designed over the years. He has my same qualifications and passion for Abruzzo.

1 of the 5* reviews
"My mother and I enjoyed the Truffle Hunt Tour and Meal and it exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Marino is organized, knowledgeable, and incredibly kind and easy to chat with."
I'm a food lover by nature and also a native of Abruzzo. I'm an official Tour Leader recognised by the Abruzzo Region.
I’ve been eating truffles since my mother had me in her womb, and since we live in a rich truffle area, I know the art and secrets of truffles very well. When I was 7 I trained my first truffle dog.

I'm the founder of Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable tourism experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo. I and my friend A…
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Where you'll be

Abruzzo, greenest region of Europe will surprise you!
We will be hunting truffles in the green countryside of the 'Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga' National park. A great spot for visiting the whole region, from mountains, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, to historic medieval towns, vineyards, olive groves, and at 20m away from the beach.

The cooking and lunch class will be in a small family-owned restaurant located in a small medieval hamlet.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Sven
July 2021
It was a great experience, lovely people and we learned a lot about truffles and Abruzzo. We can really recommend this event. Best regards from Sweden
Michael
January 2020
Great experience if you’re looking for something different but at the same time want to indulge yourself in local traditions. Marino is a very nice host with multilingual skills and able to make you feel home. Look forward to seeing him next time we’re around.
Great experience if you’re looking for something different but at the same time want to indulge yourself in local traditions. Marino is a very nice host with multilingual skills an…
Immanuel
November 2019
We had a lovely day with Marino. After a little truffle tasting we met the dogs Luna&Piccola and their very friendly owner (sorry forgot the name;) and had a very sucessful truffle hunt. To see the dogs eagerly searching and to be part of it was truly special. Afterwards we had the chance to buy the truffles and had a very nice truffle lunch in a nearby town. It was for sure one of the highlights of our short trip to Ascoli! -=Recommended=-
We had a lovely day with Marino. After a little truffle tasting we met the dogs Luna&Piccola and their very friendly owner (sorry forgot the name;) and had a very sucessful truffle…
Margareta
November 2019
We can highly recommend Marino and his arrangements. Went truffle hunting and had a great morning which also included truffle tasting in Marino’s home and visit to a truffle store. Marino does a great job and adds a very special personal touch to what he does. We are hoping to return soon!
We can highly recommend Marino and his arrangements. Went truffle hunting and had a great morning which also included truffle tasting in Marino’s home and visit to a truffle store.…
Jared
October 2019
We had an incredible time getting to know the Abruzzo region and cuisine through our guides, Alberto and Marino. They are genuinely passionate about all the region has to offer locals and tourists who choose to venture further from the cities and out of the norm. We learned a great deal about truffles and the ecosystem and felt good about supporting the local economy. We would recommend this experience to our friends and family and hope to return to learn more and see Alberto and Marino again!
We had an incredible time getting to know the Abruzzo region and cuisine through our guides, Alberto and Marino. They are genuinely passionate about all the region has to offer loc…
Victor
October 2019
Very nice experience, i recomend. The truffle area has a natural beauty, the truffle hunter is kind and the dogs are amazing. For sure Marino , the guide, will provide you a unique experience. Go and enjoy.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

We recommend to bring a spare set of trousers and shoes as we will be walking in the countryside and there might be some mud

A bottle of water and a hut during summer months