HALF-DAY ADVENTUROUS TRUFFLE HUNTING AND A CULINARY LUNCH IN A TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT IN PICTURESQUE PIEDMONT WITH PERSONAL DRIVER
A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. You will enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snow-capped mountains, and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local dished with truffles paired with Barolo wine in one of the picturesque tavern of the region.
You will have a luxury transfer that will take to the truffle hunting place in Piedmont which is just less than an hour drive from Turin, while you just relax and enjoy the landscape.
Your driver will take to Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Together with your truffle hunting expert and well trained gods you will go to truffle fertile ground to look for your own truffles. The real protagonist of the excursion is the dog, which will keep moving through the trees and sniffing at the base of the trunks. After walking through the woods “back and forth” the dog will suddenly be stricken by the scent at a precise point and will start to turn the earth over lightly to attract the truffle hunters’ attention. Your guide will show you how to use special equipment to open the hole delicately, where the dog already began digging, to pulls out the truffle.
Truffles grow underground in symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees in the forest, the combination of which cause the explosion of unforgettable truffle fragrance. Its roots are a very thick and intricated network of white filaments. The trees it grows on are generally oaks, willows, lindens, poplars; according to some, vines also. After it’s formed, the truffle is a parasite, that absorbs the sap that the root takes from the ground. Truffles shaped as a tuberous are mainly constituted by water and mineral salts, absorbed from the ground through the roots of the tree it symbiotically lives with. The white truffle of Alba has different colours, depending on the tree it grows on. It can be white with pink shades, brown, grey.
During a walk through the woods, truffle experts will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December.
After the hunting experience in the woods, you will be guided to the Barolo wine cellar where sommelier will tell you the history and production methods of legendary Borolo wines. You will enjoy the excellent combination of truffle delicatessens paired with Beautiful Barolo wine tastings together with sommelier.
Following the lunch, your driver will take to Barbaresco village for a short walk around local heritage. Barbaresco village is surrounded by vineyards and characterised by its 30m-high, 11th-century tower, visible from miles around. It is where famous Barbaresco wine comes from, known for flavors of dry flowers, violets, white truffles, and anise; made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the DOCG Barbaresco district.
At the end of this incredible experience, your private driver will take you back home with comfort while you can enjoy the picturesque landscape of Alba.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Private chauffeured service for the tour (Mercedes E-class or luxury minivan )
Private guided truffle hunt with the local expert and dogs
Delicious light lunch paired with Barolo wine tastings in the winery
Visit to Barbaresco Village
WI-FI available on board
Refreshment available on board
English speaking driver
Note: Comfortable clothing is required. We suggest replacement shoes.
Clothing: it is highly recommended to bring adequate clothing for an excursion in the woods and in the open countryside, along with boots or leggings.
Tour departure cities: Turin, Alba, Asti
Tour duration is 5 hours
Starting time is 10:00 AM
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