Marche, truffle hunting

Truffles are heavenly ingredients, something everyone should taste at least once in their lifetime. Better yet, if you choose to live this experience in the Marche region, home of the prized white truffle.

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“In fine, the truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy. “

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

A four-day tour in the Marche region, heart of the central Italy. You’ll experience the art of truffle hunting. You’ll learn to follow the dog, the faithful guide who will accompany you on this suggestive experience and then enjoy a well-deserved and refined lunch. You can find out the flavors of the local excellence of this land, immersed in the rolling hills of the Marche region and its splendid landscapes. You’ll explore precious examples of the Renaissance such as Urbino, a city recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experiences

Accommodation in a 4 star Relais
A quiet and natural escape

You’ll stay in a welcoming 4-star Relais in Fano, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. You’ll start with a tour of the family company and next, a tasting of local products will awaits you.

Urbino and Gradara
The cradle of the renaissance

Urbino, represents the pride of the Italian Renaissance as well as the birthplace of the architect Bramante and the famous artist Raphael. Palazzo Ducale, jewel of the Italian Renaissance, has been the home of the National Gallery of the Marche since 1912. Urbino also houses the Accademia di Raffaello, countless churches of considerable importance, as well as the Rocca di Albornoz.

You’ll discover Gradara, elected the most beautiful Italian village of 2018; you’ll fall in love with the enchanting castle which will give you a breathtaking view of the soft hills that roll down to the Adriatic Sea.

Truffle hunting
Tasting of local products

The tour starts with a visit to a local winery, an expert will show you the family business, the cellar and the vineyards, followed by a tasting of local wine and extra virgin olive oil. The typical wine production of this area is the D.O.C. Bianchello del Metauro. Next, you will meet the truffle expert and his trusted dog. There will be a briefing on truffles and how to look for them and then a walk in the forest, hunting for truffles. Upon returning from the woods, you will finally enjoy your delicious truffle lunch. And if luck will assist you, you will probably see the truffle you found, grated directly on your homemade pasta dish.

You’ll conclude your tour with Moretta Fanese coffee.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The estimated rates must be confirmed at the moment of booking

Tour: what is included or excluded

Included in the price

  • Accommodation 3 nights in a charming 4* relais
    Superior double room with breakfast
  •  Truffle hunting experience 
    lunch with white truffles
  • Visit local winery
    wine tasting with local products
  • Visit local oil mill 
    local products tasting
  • Guided visit of Urbino
    Admission ticket for a guided visit to the Castle of Gradara.
  • Itinerary planning
  • Assistance 24/7

Excluded from the price

  • Flights
  • Transfers and transportation
  • Tips and Extras
  • Local Taxes

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    Marche, truffle huntingTruffle hunting and wine tasting
    Duration - 4 Days
    Advised period - September - October
    The tour starts from - Fano
    The tour ends in - Fano
    Num. of travelers - Min. Flexible
    Estimated rate (per person) - € 560
    The rate is based on 2 people
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