Truffle Tour Tuscany

Truffle hunting has long been on your bucket list and now that you have a chance to visit Tuscany you plan to spend a day or two doing it. Tuscany is Italy’s best known region for this delicacy and if you plan your trip in autumn you may even get to go white truffle hunting. These hunts are organized in special reserves – truffles grow under very specific conditions. They are a type of fungus that attaches to the roots of certain trees and you need to know exactly what signs to look for that may tell you that you are closing in on them.
The best way to plan your trip is to have a guide. The guides are local and they know the best places to find truffles. Humans cannot smell truffles that are in the ground, so guides use trained dogs to point them in the right direction. As you plan your trip set aside some time to meet with your guide before your hunting trip so that you can iron out all the details.
If you will be hunting truffles on a group tour it is important to clarify what is provided by the tour and what isn’t. You may find that some packages will have you delivered at the truffle hunting location and you have to find your way back to your hotel. Some packages include meals and refreshments, while others require that you take care of yourself.
Truffle hunting isn’t the only fun activity that you can do in Tuscany. You can plan to take a few cookery lessons, visit local artisans and see them at work making local delicacies and more.
Sapori Saperi is one of the best tour groups in the area, so book your trip with them through their website, http://www.sapori-e-saperi.com/.