The real truffle Experience - half day

In this truffle experience in Abruzzo, you will go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most secretive businesses in the world. A unique truffle hunt among nature, learning how to find, store and eat the black and white gems in the secret region of Abruzzo, just 2h from Rome.

from €39/person
1 to 5 Hours 10 People Max 10 courses meal with wine Usually available on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 10am

*If you can’t find a suitable date/time, just drop us an email and we will try to accomodate you.

unloading truffle found during the truffle hunt
learning about truffles in Teramo, Abruzzo
pasta with truffle abruzzo

Travellers reviews

Marino and his start up business Experience BellaVita is one not to be missed if you happen to be in the region of Abruzzo. Myself and a friend of mine booked ourselves into a truffle hunting tour. It was very well organized and we got see, feel and taste everything truffle. Marino is well connected and will show you things a normal tourist would not see. He went out of his way and beyond our expectations and i am more than happy to be a return customer when i visit again.

What we will do

☘ 1

After a secret drive in the countryside of the Teramo province in Abruzzo, we meet our Expert Truffle Hunter and get into the forest with his trained dogs Luna & Piccola.

☘ 2

During the hunt in the beautiful countryside of the ‘Gran Sanno & Monti della Laga’ National Park, I will share with you all about the truffle, its traditions, its history, its myths and uses in the kitchen.

☘ 3

You will learn how to recognize and distinguish a good truffle from other truffles of inferior quality.

☘ 4

We see how the specially trained dogs Luna & Piccola search for the precious mushrooms, learn about training techniques and see how dogs make the difference.

☘ 5

You will enjoy a 10 courses truffle meal. We will move to the best family-owned restaurant and enjoy a full 10 courses truffle meal with wine, dessert & liquors from the region. We will share the meal together and I’ll explain to you all the preparation tips for cooking with truffles plus exclusive stories of the traditions of Abruzzo.

*Depending on the season, we will find different varieties of black truffles. 

*White truffle hunts available between 15 October and 15 of January for an extra fee. (More info below)

First class truffle dog
truffled cheese with truffle
Timballo (local lasagne) with truffle in teramo

What we’ll provide

Truffle Hunt
  • Walk with the dogs and the truffle hunter among nature.
  • Visit at the truffle shop with possibility to buy fresh truffles at discounted prices.
Full 10 courses Truffle lunch
  • 7/8 antipasti
  • 1 Primo (pasta)
  • 1 Secondo (meat/vegi/soup)
  • 1 Dessert
Local drinks and Caffè
  • Wine
  • Espresso coffe 
  • 2/3 traditional Amari / Digestives
  • Water

Transport (on request)

  • We can transport a max of 4 people with own car, from/to Teramo city, at no additional price. Other travel needs can be accommodated.
Truffle Hunt
1.5 hours
  • Truffle Hunt
  • Walk with the dogs and the truffle hunter among nature.
  • Visit at the truffle shop with possibility to buy fresh truffles at discounted prices
Truffle Hunt & Meal
5 hours
  • Truffle Hunt, Plus
  • Full 10 courses Truffle lunch
  • Wine & water
  • Dessert, Coffe & traditional Amari

What to bring

  • We recommend to bring a pair of spare shoes and trousers as we will be walking in the countryside and there might be some mud, plus the dogs might jump on you to play.
  • A bottle of water and a hut during summer months

White Truffle Hunts

Searching for white truffle in Abruzzo, requires a good fitness level and being able to walk long distances, even under rain and mud. The walks at least lasts 3 hours and is not guaranteed to find any truffles. 

White truffles’ prices can oscillate between 1000 to 9000€ per kilo, depending on the season. Hence, truffle hunters are very jealous and secretive about the spots where they find them. Sometimes, those places are not even shared among family members. Hence, you can understand is very difficult to find an available truffle hunter, and the prices are much higher than a normal black truffle hunt. Luckily, I know very well a truffle hunter who is available to take us on a white truffle hunt in the mountains of Abruzzo. If interested, please send us an email and remember, white truffle hunts are only available between 15 October and 15 of January.

searching truffles in abruzzo
searching for truffles in abruzzo
white & black truffles

We are implementing our truffle booking platform. In the meantime, contact us on the chat with the n. of people and the day you would like to attend. We will be back within a few hours.  Grazie! 

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Message and desired date/time

Location of the tour - Campli, Teramo (Abruzzo)

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