Truffle Experience

Querce al Pino, Italy

Experience hosted by Mario

4 hours, Hosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
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Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We will go to the woods near Chiusi in the province of Siena, different in every season to discover secret places where truffles grow. with my three dogs ..
The search for truffles requires patience, a passion to reach the gathering places, water will therefore be supplied to face fatigue. I will introduce you to my dogs and I will explain you the different types of truffles, the truffle research techniques, the secrets of the good truffle picker.
If we are lucky we will find the truffles and collect them together ... it will be an emotion that cannot be described but only lived and that will remain in your most beautiful memories. welcome children. The duration of the experience is approximately 4 hours, including a meal and is suitable for everyone including children.
The meal will consist of cheeses, cold cuts, bread, truffle-based products, a wine of my own production.
Each participant will have a nice certificate as a reminder of the beautiful day spent together.
After the tour I will offer you a tasting based on truffles and typical Tuscan products, drinking an excellent wine produced in my country estate.
We will go to the woods near Chiusi in the province of Siena, different in every season to discover secret places where truffles grow. with my three dogs ..
The search for truffles requires patience, a passion to reach the gathering places, water will therefore be supplied to face fatigue. I will introduce you to my dogs and I will explain you the different types of truffles, the truffle research techniques, the secrets of the good truffle p…

What's included

  • Food
    Tasting of typical Tuscan products such as cheeses, salami, ham, sausage, b...
  • Drinks
    Bottle of water to take with you during the tour. Typical Tuscan Chianti wi...

Accessibility

Mainly flat or levelled ground

Meet your host, Mario

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm Mario, a dog breeder and truffle seeker for 30 years. Since then the love for dogs and for contact with nature have led me to go in search of truffles, which are of different types in every season. I go along routes so beautiful and exciting that I decided to share them with you all. You can then come with me to collect the truffles, knowing my dogs that are real friends for me and then eating a truffle-based tasting and typical Tuscan products on the way back while drinking an excellent typical Tuscan wine.
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Where you'll be

336/5000
We will go to the woods near Monteplulciano and Valdichiana. I know many forests and therefore we can change according to the period of the year and the type of truffle that is harvested. The meal will be served at my country house surrounded by greenery, with olive trees, where you can also buy wine and oil of my production

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Alicia
September 2021
This was a very fun experience! Unfortunately we didn’t find any truffles because it is the end of the season but it was still really cool seeing the process. The one thing that isn’t mentioned but you should be aware of is to wear long pants! My boyfriend and I showed up in shorts and it is a real hike, like not on a trail. You will get bit by bugs and scratched if you don’t wear long pants. But it is a very authentic experience! Mario’s wife served us amazing lunch after!!
Kris
August 2021
I had a great experience! Marco is really passionate with the animals and the search of Tartufo. With the help of three experienced dogs we were able to find a few truffles (even though now is almost the end of the season). His friend Angelo came to translate. Marco his wife afterwords prepared a very nice meal including Tartufo. I highly recommend this experience! - be aware to take good hiking shoes or high boots + sunscreen). Enjoy!
Elisa
July 2021
This was truly one of our favourite experiences in Italy and couldn’t recommend this more. Mario has a wealth of knowledge and we were thrilled with finding the truffles. Leo was a wonderful translator but much more than that taking pictures of us throughout and sharing his own wisdom. Besides finding the truffles, the lunch at Mario‘s was one of the best meals we‘ve had on holiday. Whilst the truffles are the star ingredient, Marios wife made the best bruschetta and panzanella I’ve ever had. So worth the trip!
Yossi
July 2021
The experience with Mario and the dogs was the best Experience I had so far in Airbnb. We are family with 3 children. Mario and Fabio were patience, friendly, charming, and full of knowledge. The dogs are super smart. We found truffles in the woods while Fabio explained us everything on the process, the plants and the animals. Then we went to the family house where we had hand-made delicious meal including vegetables from their garden. This is amazing Experience and highly recommend.
Yulia
July 2021
Mario is gold! such a wonderful and humble old man full of passion and knowledge! the time spent with him was super fun and educational! we found so many truffles on the hunt! :D the lunch at his house was super delicious and generous! don't think twice and book this authentic experience with Mario! we will definitely be back.
Julie
September 2019
Searching for truffles with Mario and his dogs in dense undergrowth was an amazing experience. Mario’s skill and passion for this experience was undeniable. Never to be forgotten!

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.