Tuscany is known not only for good red wines but also for truffles. At San Miniato grows the 80% of the total production of the white precious truffle. This tour will give you the chance to hunt this special natural and precious product with a professional truffle hunter along whit his hound dog. If you will be lucky you can find them and after an amazing walking in the wood, you sample some delicious truffle appetizers.
Later we will move in a typical winery in Chianti region to taste this famous red wine.
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants is needed in order for the tour to be run.
We booked this excursion as we wanted to learn more about truffles and also experience an organic winery locally while in Florence. This trip was absolutely amazing! Small group, guides are so knowledgeable and helpful and Choco is so sweet and VERY good at finding truffles. We had an excellent day finding a handful of truffles in an hour. We then had a fabulous home made lunch in the owner's 16th century villa. Loved learning about the family history and all their businesses. We then had a private tour of an organic winery which was equally great. Our guide walked us thru some simple steps of tasting a Chianti and also because I am more of a white wine and rose drinker had us try one of their chardonnay's. Needless to say we had two cases of wine shipped home LOL THANK YOU!!
We did the truffle hunting & wine tasting tour, and we were lucky enough to have Hillary Grass as our guide. She was soo AMAZING!! we had such a great time with her... she was very very informative, even giving us "secret recipes" to ask for at the Gelato shops! We couldn't be more happy with our day and highly recommend that you ask for Hillary!!! We took your advice and had the steak at Perseus and the amazing gelato as well! you are amazing. Thank you for everything!