If you are looking for a unique and exciting experience during your stay in Turin, you can discover the Turin Truffle Hunting activity. The truffle is a renowned product throughout Piedmont, in fact throughout the area of Monferrato, the Langhe and Turin, there are many woods where it is possible to find black and white truffles.
The city of turin, capital of the Piedmont region is rich in history, art and events. In addition, there are many activities that are repeated every year in the area. In addition to Turin Wine Tour, where you can taste the best local wines, Aperitif, the typical moment of the Turin day, you can try the truffle hunting experience.
Are you looking for a truffle hunting tour in Turin from 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 tours are at: 06:00 Am, 08:00 Am, 10:00 Am, 12:00 Am, 2:00 Pm, 4:00 Pm, 6:00 Pm. During summer time, for protect our customers and our dogs, from 12:00 Am to 16:00 all the truffle tours are stoped.
In addition to truffle tasting in restaurants in the area, you can find out why truffles are so expensive by participating in truffle hunting. During the Turin Truffle Hunting Experience you can experience the thrill of finding truffles underground and collecting them.
You will have rubber boots for easy walking in the woods, an expert guide who will take you into the woods and a trained dog. The main protagonist of this outdoor activity is indeed the dog. In fact it will be him with his nose to smell near the roots of the trees to find the precious fruit of the soil. It will surely be an interesting and fun activity, while you will be told what is truffle, in which season it is possible to find black and white truffles and how to eat them, the dog will search for you. When the dog has found the truffle, you can dig to extract it.
The experience of truffle hunting begins with the encounter with the truffle hunter, the Trifolao. He will be the one to guide you, explain how the experience will take place and introduce you to his dog trained to look for truffles.
The Trifolao will explain to you where it is possible to find truffles, in fact it is not easy to find truffles and above all they cannot be found everywhere. It will be up to you to accompany the dog to look for places where truffles are most likely to be found.
As soon as the dog starts wagging its tail and digging in the ground, you will have to remove it before it spoils or eats truffles. At this point you can dig with your hands or a small tool in the ground until you reach the truffle, being careful not to damage it.
After about an hour and a half of hunting, you can return to the beginning of the route to continue your tour of Turin. Why not have lunch or dinner in a restaurant in the city center with truffle dishes?
There is no right or wrong season to hunt for truffles, the only difference is in the truffle to look for. In fact 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.
Absolutely, 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.