Have you ever imagined how truffle hunting experience looks like?
Truffle hunting experience from Milan is sure to fire your foodie instinct! Book a private tour with a real Trifulao guide, and travel to Alba in Piedmont, renowned for the rare white truffle found in its woodland.
Do not miss out this exciting and memorable experience in Alba.
Alba in Piedmont Region (Italy), is one of the World’s capitals of truffle gastronomy.
The truffle tour in Alba is born following a lot of requests from our clients demanding an explanation of what Alba White truffles are, where they grow and how to find them in the best Langhe and Monferrato woods.
We called this truffle experience “TruffleTourism”.
Alba Truffle Hunting is a demonstration in a natural “home of truffles”: you will be accompanied by experienced truffle hunters and their dogs in Langhe area.
Thanks to our trustworthy and well trained dogs (Langa, Monferrato, Barolo, Tamaya, Dora, Katy) and more than 30 years of truffle searching experience, we are available to accompany big groups or single people to see how this precious fungus is picked.
Every year, during the months of October and November the city hosts the annual white truffle’s fair! “Trifulai”, mythological figures accompanied by trusty dogs that explore the woods to find incredible truffles, are ready to let you know how to find Alba White Truffle and discover why Alba Truffle is so expensive.
Are you looking for a wine tour from Turin or Milan? Do you need to pick up or drop off at the Asti train station (the closest to Alba)? We are offering you this kind of service.
The starting time is customizable. Usually tour starts at 09:30 Am
Truffle Experience is the best way to discover the fantastic culinary and enological offerings of the Piedmont area. If you like we can pick up and drop off with our private taxi service from Alba to Milan or Turin.
The truffle hunt is about 2 hours. In the beginning, we will explain to you something about Black and White Alba truffle. Then, passing Alba wine yards and hazelnut fields, we arrive at the truffle woods, called in Piedmont “tartufaia“. There we follow the dog and we will find some truffle. After this experience, you can really enjoy International Alba White Truffle Fair 2019
Your truffle experience will start in the Alba wood. Here you will meet the “Trifolau” and his dog, who will accompany you during this outdoor activity.
Wearing the rubber boots that you will be given, if you wish, you can enter the woods to begin the search for the prized truffle. At this point the dog will sniff near the roots of the trees to find the point where the truffle hides.
With patience and attention you will wait for the dog to find the truffle. When you least expect it you will see the dog wagging its tail, sniffing eagerly and digging with its paws. At this point it’s up to you to dig with your hands to collect the truffle intact.
Find the first truffle you will continue the search that will last a couple of hours in total, to find the greatest number of truffles possible.
If you stay in Milan and want to go to Alba to participate in the Alba International Truffle Fair or for a truffle hunting experience but you don’t know how to reach Alba from Milan, you can ask our Alba Private Taxi Service.
You will have a private driver available to pick you up from your hotel in Milan and take you to Alba. You can also request how to reach Alba, from Milan by train. In fact you can take the train to Milan, get off at Asti or Alba and then rent a car with driver to take you to the woods for truffle hunting.
There is no right or wrong season to hunt for truffles, the only difference is in the truffle to look for. Every truffle has its seasonality, the famous Alba Truffle “Magnatum Pico” can be found only from September to December, the white truffle called “Bianchetto” can be found from January to April. Instead during the warmer seasons between May and August, it is easier to find black truffles called “Scorzoni”, while the prized black truffle can be found from mid-November to mid-March. In any season, however, the experience of seeing the dog in search of these treasures hidden in the ground will be beautiful, regardless of the truffle found.
Truffle hunting is open to everyone, to those who already know truffles and to those who do not know them. This outdoor activity was born to introduce truffles but above all to make them discover how to look for them, where they are, to understand why they are so expensive and valuable.
60 days before departure will be subject to 30% of the program price.
59 – 30 days before departure will be subject to 60% of the program price.
29 days or less upon departure will be subject to 100% of the program price.
You will be able to find the truffles you found during the hunt, at a price in line with market prices, depending on the season in which you will hunt, in Alba you will also find many Trifolai and shops that can help you choose the best truffle.
An experience that will remain that will remain etched in our memory for our whole life. The search for truffles was interesting and fun, accompanied by an expert guide and the trained dog who allowed us to find 4 truffles! Thanks for the experience!