Foraging for Truffle Around Florence, Italy: The Truffle Hunting Experience led by Giulio the Truffle Hunter, Hotel Savoy’s Truffle Concierge.
The exclusive private truffle hunt is an utterly unique and memorable experience recommended to all food enthusiasts of any age.
This summer Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte hotel in Florence, launched the extravagant private Truffle Hunting Experience led by Giulio the Truffle Hunter. The region’s most expert truffle hunter, celebrities from across the globe travel to Giulio to discover the secrets of truffles. In this exclusive immersion into the heart of Tuscan tradition, we learned how to unearth the precious treasures, before enjoying the delights during a festive dinner.
Prepare for an unforgettable gourmet adventure in the idyllic countryside of Bagno a Ripoli, a 25-minute drive from the Florentine Rocco Forte address. Here, starting from Giulio’s private country house, you are reconnecting with the natural world and accompany Hotel Savoy’s very own Truffle Concierge into the woods with Maga, known as the “diva” and Scott, Giulio’s loyal hunting dogs.
Following the hunt, we are invited to Giulio’s home for a delicious truffle-based lunch or dinner, prepared by him and paired with exquisite Tuscan wine. As a ‘star’ in the business of truffle hunting, guests will be enamoured by Giulio, his generous hosting and entertaining musings. A gifted storyteller sharing his culture with kindness, it will be a meal that is never forgotten.
Giulio loves keeping both adults and children engaged with fun and entertaining stories about truffles, regional food and ancient traditions.
The Truffle Experience is bookable all year – upon availability – through the Concierge at least 48 hours in advance.