TRUFFLE HUNTING 
Ever wondered how to find truffles? 
Go truffle hunting in the Lunigiana mountains with our local "tartufaio" (truffle hunter) Simone, and his dogs. 
 
Truffle Hunting in Lunigiana 
Lunigiana is a mountain region in northern Tuscany with an abundance of truffles due to its microclimate and unpolluted land.  
 
Here you can find the following truffles, weather conditions permitting: 
 
ALBIDUM PICO : January - April 
bianchetto o marzuolo/small white 
AESTIVUM : May - July 
estivo o scorzone/black summer: 
MAGNATUM PICO : September - December 
bianco/white 
UNCINATUM : September - January 
ucinato/nero di frango/black 
BRUMALE : December - March 
invernale/winter 
 
Simone is a certified environmental guide (G.A.E. - GUIDA AMBIENTALE ESCURSIONISTICA) who, together with his dogs: Tito, Kira and Astor, has been scouring our mountains for the last 10 years for natures most sought after "funky funghi". 
2018 AUTUMN/WINTER TRUFFLE EXCURSIONS 
Every Sunday from September to May, we are offering a morning excursion as follows: 
 
9:00 - MEET and briefing with Simone who will then lead the way to the secret and precious part of forest to be hunted (car transport required c. 5km) 
9:30 - 2 HOUR TREK of c. 3km with a climb of about 180m in the Comune of Filattiera, between the medieval hamlets of Gigliana and Cavallana with their antique stone houses and historic pilgrim pathways through the forests searching for the truffles 
11:30 - conclusion of trek with an APERITIF of local products in the WOODS 
12:00 - visit an ARTISAN CHEESEMAKER in the hamlet of Cavallana to see how ricotta and pecorino are made (please bring money if you wish to purchase cheese!) 
13:00 - return to PODERE CONTI for a 3 course truffle based LUNCH with ENTERTAINMENT provided by the illusionist, Marino , demonstrating ancient magic and narrating old poems in local dialect with simultaneious translations 
 
Euro 120 per person 
subject to a minimum 8 participants (max 30) and other general conditions as specified here below 
Alternatively, Simone is offering the following bespoke excursions: 
2 Hours  
2-4 persons €70 pp 
5+ persons €50 pp 
min 2 persons 
4 Hours 
2-4 persons €140 pp 
5+ person €100 pp 
min 2 persons 
7-8 Hours (mountain experts only) 
including packed lunch 
€250 pp 
max 3 persons 
Prices do not include transport to or from the designated meeting point 
 
Guests are not required to purchase any truffles found during the tour 
 
The excursion is considered an easy type (T), and participants are requested to be have the following appropriate equipment: 
trekking shoes with good gripping soles and a rucksack containing: 
at least a liter of water and a snack 
a raincoat 
sun hat 
 
In case of rain, it is necessary to have a complete dry change in the car 
In case of negative temperatures it is necessary to have a wool hat and gloves 
 
Minors will be able to participate in the excursion provided they are 8 years old and accompanied by a parent 
Children under the age of 12 will not pay for the excursion 
 
The excursion, although simple, is not equipped for people with disabilities 
 
Only the truffle dogs are allowed on the excursion 
Want to combine your hunting with a truffle lunch or dinner? 
Podere Conti's restaurant is offering the following for a minimum of 4 persons: 
3 Course Menu 
Magnatum Pico - €95 pp 
Albidum / Uncinatum - €50 pp 
Aestivum/Brumale - €45 pp 
 
4 Course Menu 
Magnatum Pico - €125 pp 
Albidum / Uncinatum - €65 pp 
Aestivum/Brumale - €55 pp 
 
3 DISCOUNTS FOR GROUP BOOKINGS ON ACCOMODATION / OTHER INFORMATION  
+39 3482681830 info@podereconti.com 
 
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