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Truffle hunt and Barbera

Description

Highlights

  • Truffle hunting with an English-speaker hunter and his dog!
  • Boutique Barbera d’Asti winery tour and tasting of 4 premium wines;
  • 4-hour tour.

 

How it works

  • You can add the driver in the checkout process;
  • If you prefer to drive your own car, we provide the address of each place;
  • You will be greeted by knowledgeable English-speaking hosts and, sometimes, by the owner in person.

 

 

Truffles and Barbera are two of the most characteristic products of Piedmont. For this reason we suggest them together on a 4-hour tour. This is the opportunity to meet a local, the truffle hunter and be part, for an hour or so, of the mysterious and secret hunt which has not changed in centuries.

 

Walk in the heart of the Monferrato hills near Nizza Monferrato and Asti, part of the 50th UNESCO site of Italy,  to experience what makes so special the soil of this corner of Italy.

Truffle hunting can be arranged in the area between Asti and Nizza Monferrato, in the southern part of the province. Meet the truffle hunter and the dog and walk in the woods. Hunting for white or black truffles involves walking on paths which can be slippery, muddy and occasionally steep: therefore, it is highly recommended to wear trekking boots or sporty shoes. Truffle hunting lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours and it is held during the season of the white truffle “tuber magnatum pico” (end of September to January) and also in summer to hunt the black truffle called “scorzone”.

 

Afterwards, move in one of the boutique wineries where Barbera d’Asti is produced. We like to book off-the-beaten track wineries, small to medium size, family-run where generations of hard-work and traditions are valued.

 

Begin with a guided tour of the cellar to understand how Barbera grapes are processed to become Barbera d’Asti wine; then, sit at the table to enjoy a wine tasting of four premium wines including at least one Barbera d’Asti Superiore D.O.C.G..

 

 

Rate

  • 75 € per adult;
  • 30 € for kids from 7 to 17 y.o., accompanied by two adults;
  • FREE OF CHARGE for children up to 6 y.o.

 

The rate includes

  • truffle hunting with the dog;
  • boutique Barbera winery tour and tasting of 4 premium wines.

 

The rate does not include

  • Transportation (can be requested separately);
  • Tour guide (can be added during the check-out process);
  • any entrance fee, meal, additional tasting, transfer, tips, personal expense and anything else not mentioned above in the field “the rate includes”.

 

Private tour: yes

Participants: Max 15 (for larger groups please contact us)

Length: 4 hours

Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under 18 y.o.)

Accessibility: NO

Physical activity: medium

Meeting place: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli or your hotel located within the surrounding area

Arrival place: Asti, Nizza Monferrato, Canelli or your hotel located within the surrounding area

In case of heavy rain: we will try to reschedule the truffle hunting or a refund will be given deducted of VAT and any bank/Paypal commissions

 

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More information? Email us to info@meetpiemonte.com

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