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San Gimignano: Truffle Hunting with Lunch & Wine Tasting

4.6 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Tenuta Torciano Winery
Other experience

San Gimignano: Truffle Hunting with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Tenuta Torciano Winery
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From US$ 264.02 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a Tuscan adventure with a guided truffle hunt, accompanied by trained sniffer dogs, and a local 4-course lunch. Taste local wines and olive oils while learning about their local production.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
English, Italian


  • Learn how to sniff out precious truffles with a professional guide and trained dogs
  • Identify the different kinds of truffles and discover the secrets of the local area
  • Take a much-deserved break from the hunt with an indulgent 4-course Tuscan lunch
  • Taste a variety of local wines under the guidance of a professional wine expert
  • Enjoy a tour of the Tenuta Torciano estate and see views of Tuscany’s wine country
Full description

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.

  • Truffle hunt
  • Tour of the Tenuta Torciano estate, vineyards, and wine cellar
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • 4-course lunch
  • Pick up
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the Tenuta Torciano winery.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • In case of intolerance or allergies, please alert the staff during the booking and prior to the tasting
  •  Please wear suitable clothes for walking in the woods and dress appropriately for weather conditions on the day
  • Free parking is available all day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

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This was a very fun experience. We really enjoyed the guide and learned alot about truffles and how the dogs are trained. You don't actually do any hunting with the dogs, you just follow the guide around as the dogs hunt but still very entertaining. The wine tasting was an excellent experience as well. And the grounds are stunning. However, a couple of items, were off (at least for us). We found it very difficult to find the parking for the event (we weren't on an organized tour) so maybe some more clear signage would be helpful. Also the description calls for a 4 course lunch or dinner. We only had three courses (which were delicious). But overall a great experience!

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March 26, 2023

The winery is a big operation with weddings, celebrities arriving at the helipad etc. The truffle hunting is the real deal if you care about this sort of thing. We had a superlative time with the guide and a translator as well as the two adorable dogs. Food and wine tasting ( including truffles) was very good and gave a cross section from Chianti Classico to Brunello to a few super tuscans. Highly recommended!

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March 26, 2023

Fantastic tour that I would highly recommend. Having an experienced truffle hunting work with his dogs in front of you was such a treat. We learned so much and will never forget the experience. After truffle hunting, we enjoyed a fantastic lunch featuring local cuisine and truffles, along with a generous wine tasting. If you like truffle/dogs/wine/learning then don’t hesitate to book this experience!

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 170790