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Truffle Picking Experience with 3 Course Lunch in Chianti hills provided by Fattoria Lavacchio

Truffle Picking Experience with 3 Course Lunch in Chianti hills

Truffle Picking Experience with 3 Course Lunch in Chianti hills
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About
We are at the top of the Chianti hills with breathtaking views, only 18km from Florence. With a local guide and a truffle hunting dog who detects fantastic aroma, it is possible to participate in this unusual event of truffle hunting. This activity starts off with a warm welcome with an introduction to explain the growth of this unusual tuber. It is not only designed for culinary lovers, but an exciting way of getting in touch with the Tuscan nature. After the hunt, you will be able to enjoy the lunch, all truffle based from fresh pasta with grated truffle, a main course with truffle and even desert with truffle! All this is accompanied with the farms great wines to enjoy a hearty meal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Japanese, English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23505P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking Professional guide
  • 3 types of wine tasting during the lunch
  • 3 course lunch all with fresh truffles
  • small group semi-private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pontassieve
  • Entry/Admission - Fattoria Lavacchio
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Fattoria Lavacchio, Via di Montefiesole, 52, 50065 Pontassieve FI, Italy Please note that there is no taxi service from a train station nearby, so should you need a transfer, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance with all the info in order to arrange your pick up.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • English speaking Professional guide
  • 3 types of wine tasting during the lunch
  • 3 course lunch all with fresh truffles
  • small group semi-private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pontassieve
  • Entry/Admission - Fattoria Lavacchio
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Fattoria Lavacchio, Via di Montefiesole, 52, 50065 Pontassieve FI, Italy Please note that there is no taxi service from a train station nearby, so should you need a transfer, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance with all the info in order to arrange your pick up.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fattoria Lavacchio
    Via di Montefiesole, 52, 50065 Pontassieve FI, Italy
    Please note that there is no taxi service from a train station nearby, so should you need a transfer, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance with all the info in order to arrange your pick up.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fattoria Lavacchio
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Fattoria Lavacchio
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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TrekandRun
Toronto, Canada141 contributions
Hunting truffles with dogs, amazing, then a marvelous, memorable meal!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Before heading for a tour of the wine cellars we accompanied Paolo and his dogs Peggy and Pippo out into the forest to hunt for truffles. It was good exercise going up and down the hills, and good for the spirit to be out there in nature gathering food with the help of another species. By the time we got back to the farm I was high on the experience and quite determined to convince my friends that they too must come to the farm and do the same thing. A life lived without a single truffle hunt is barely a life lived at all!

Later, at the farm ‘Mulino A Vento’ restaurant, chef Mirko Margheri cooked us a vegan feast. We ate at a table overlooking some of the farm’s vineyards. There was cacao coloured pasta with a hint of truffle, savoy cabbage wrapped in broccoli leaf sat in a masala and turmeric chickpea cream, a colourful starter made from pureed veg, and a sorbet for dessert. We drank ‘Puro’, which is 100% sangiovese, and ‘Pachar’, a blend of Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc and Viognier grapes (which are all grown on the top of the hill to the east of the restaurant). It was excellent wine, and all the better because it was made with grapes from the fields within sight of my table.
Written 17 July 2019
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