Where To Find Italy’s Best Truffle Hunting Experiences

17 Oct 2018
3 min read
Embark upon a luxury adventure this autumn with FOUR’s pick of the five best Italian truffle hunting experiences.
Truffles trails are a mouthwatering mecca for foodies. With white and black gold varieties hidden in the ground, these little beauties are a very special delicatessen with eons of history behind them.

Ancient people considered them mysterious and divine. Whilst the Greeks believed that truffles grew at the spot where thunderbolts thrown by Gods hit the ground, Romans adored them for their aphrodisiac properties.

Nowadays, it’s foodies who champion these natural fungi.  Whilst chefs across the world covet truffles for their strong flavour, many gourmands embark upon truffle hunts to learn more about these elusive delicacies. And what better place to do so than Italy, where truffles can be found in abundance.

This autumn, embark upon your own edible adventure with FOUR’s pick of the five best Italian truffle hunting experiences. Five-star hotels and truffle-themed menus – discover how to search in style with our favourite luxury packages.

1 Hunt with Tuscany’s experts at Belmond Castello di Casole
Tuscany is home to some of the most delectable and rare truffles on earth. Join Belmond Castello di Casole on a truffle hunt through its beautiful ancient estate, accompanied by an expert guide who will teach you all you need to know about these elusive delicacies.

What’s more, experienced Lagotto Romagnolo dogs will also assist you and help sniff out the treasure. Post-hunt, you’ll then taste your findings at a celebratory meal at Bar Visconti.

One of the most storied Tuscany resorts, Belmond Castello di Casole is alive with history. The site is deeply rooted in its agricultural past stretching back to the Bronze Age, whilst the castle itself dates back to the 10th century.

Throughout the years it has hosted royalty, film stars and political luminaries. Today the buildings have been lovingly restored, offering 39 rooms and suites filled with charming elegance.

Find out more and make a booking, click here.

2 Go gourmet with Hotel Savoy in Florence

Prepare for an unforgettable gourmet adventure in the idyllic countryside surrounding San Miniato, famous for its white truffles. Learn about the art at the Savini Tartufi farm, before setting off into the woods to unearth some gastronomic diamonds of your own.

Afterwards, enjoy an aperitif with the knowledgeable Savini family, before ending the day at Irene Bistro at Hotel Savoy, where you’ll enjoy a magnificent 5-course Tuscan truffle feast accompanied by matching wines.

To find out more or make a reservation, email reservations.savoy@roccofortehotels.com or +39 06 32 888 930, or book online.

3 Feast and forage at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Discover the magic of Tuscany during truffle season with a 3-night stay at the magnificent Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. Guests can enjoy a truffle hunt with a local truffle expert and his dogs, with even more Tuscan treats thrown in too.

Taste regional wine with a special private tour and devour a five-course dinner crafted with indulgent truffle-based dishes. Who’s hungry?

To find out more and make a booking, click here.

4 Search and celebrate with Four Seasons Firenze
Thanks to Four Seasons’ beautiful Florence property, foodies can experience an authentic Tuscan tradition with a group truffle hunt, led by a professional truffle hunter and his dog.

Even better,  Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his culinary team will show everyone how to cook and enjoy this culinary miracle.

The fun doesn’t end there. Next, enjoy a gala dinner under the stars. Guests will swoon over a customised tasting menu, superb wines, a magnificent gelato trolley, plus a grand fireworks show to top off the night.

To find out more and make a booking, click here.

5 Adventure in Alba with Hotel Principe Di Savoia
Book at room at the five-star Hotel Principe Di Savoia in Milan to experience a decadent Italian getaway. They’ll whisk you away for a wonderful truffle-hunting experience in the Italian city of Alba when you book a luxury stay for two.

Embark upon a chauffeured trip to Alba, where you can hunt for Italy’s finest truffles before enjoying an exquisite three-course lunch, plus a sampling of the finest local delicacies.

Available until November 30. To find out more and make a booking, click here