1. San Gimignano: Truffle Hunting with Lunch & Wine Tasting
Participate in a unique local Tuscan tradition with this guided truffle hunt followed by lunch and a wine and olive oil tasting. Follow the powerful noses of hunting dogs and learn how to discover precious truffles. Tour the Tenuta Torciano Winery before settling in for a tasting of local wines. Start with a tour of the Tenuta Torciano Winery before getting a brief lesson on truffle hunting. Follow the trained dogs through the forest where precious black and white truffles are found. Learn to identify the different species of trees and the ideal habitat for truffle growth. Take a break in one of the winery’s tasting rooms for lunch and a tasting of local wine and olive oil. For lunch, dig into Tuscan cheeses and cold cuts, bruschetta, tagliolini with truffle and truffle lasagna, roasted meat with a vegetable side dish, and cantuccini cookies for dessert. Taste renowned local wines like Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and more. Learn about the wines and local industry from the local sommelier.