Truffle tour

truffle tuscany

Wine Tours Cortona brings you on a tour to discover the fascinating world of truffle, a very exquisite mushroom characterized by its intense and scented aroma, which is used by the best chefs all over the world. 
The truffle tour will bring you to Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo, a famous truffle producer of Siena, one among the first to spread the use of truffle and to propose truffle-flavoured products and ingredients with truffle. This interesting guided tour will make you discover all the secrets of truffle hunting with dogs, of its history and culinary tradition, as well as the phases of production of different kinds of food. We will attend a cooking class to learn how to cook with truffle and we will then taste a delicious traditional Tuscan menu proposing excellent recipes with truffle. Don't miss the chance to take part in a unique and unforgettable experience discovering a piece of authentic Italy during your stay in Tuscany.

Truffle producer

truffle tour

Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo, situated in San Giovanni d'Asso, has always been focused on truffles: production, hunting an selling. It also specializes in taking care of the natural truffle-grounds, while also creating new truffle cultivating areas and mantaing them. 

Paolo Valdambrini is also the Associazione Tartufai Senesi – an association ruling and controlling truffle hunting and cultivation in the whole area of Siena – president, and a very expert truffle hunter.

His three dogs, Spina, Toppa and Milli, are expert an trained in truffle-hunting, and will accompany you in your search.

truffle tour


After the tour, once you're back in Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo, you'll be able to taste a vast variety of truffle-based products and dishes, but also typical Tuscan kitchen dishes. You will also be able to purchase the aforementioned products to take them as souvenirs or to taste them with friends and family at home.

You will be able to taste:

  • Truffle (fresh or preserved);
  • Truffle cream;
  • Truffle paté;
  • Truffle carpaccio in olive oil;
  • Pasta with truffle and butter;
  • Truffle bruschetta;
  • Boiled egg with truffle;
  • Stracciatella (broth with egg, grated bread and truffle).

Timetables and prices for truffle tour

09.00: Departure from your hotel/agriturismo
09.45: Meeting with a truffle hunter and his dogs at Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo
10.00: Demonstration of truffle hunting with dogs and explanation of the features, history, tradition and legends related to truffle during a nice walk
11.00: Transfer to Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo to see how truffle is selected and prepared and how truffle-flavoured products are made
12.50: Happy hour.
13.30: Lunch at a typical Tuscan restaurant to taste a seasonal menu with truffle recipes
15.30: Return to your hotel
Price of tour
Number of participants 2 3 4/5 6/8
Price per person Tour + Lunch 210 euros 195 euros 180 euros 165 euros

Our wine tours are very flexible; please contact us for an offer tailored to your individual needs.

Our private wine tour includes:

  • Transportation on a private, air-conditioned car or minivan with English-speaking driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off directly at your hotel/agriturismo
  • Guided tour in English
  • Bag with recipes of the cooking class, an apron and a Azienda Agricola Valdambrini Paolo truffle product

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