Truffle hunting

Do you know that Abruzzo is the land of truffles? Do you want to learn secrets of truffle hunting in Abruzzo and take home a few fragrant tubers?

You will go on a truffle hunt with a local forager and his adorable truffle-sniffing dogs in a forested area near Tocco da Casauria, Capestrano or Pacentro. We will watch the dogs digging for fragrant tubers and learn secrets of the trade. You will take home some of the truffles we find during the hunt.

At the end of the truffle hunt you will have a delicious snack of local cheeses, jams and honey or truffle lunch (see the pricing below).

Truffle hunting in Abruzzo can be organised for most of the year as there are different types of tubers growing: in summer – burgundy truffles, in autumn – black truffles, in winter – black and white truffles (please note, white truffles are not included in the price but available for sale).

Please wear suitable clothes and comfortable shoes.



truffle hunting abruzzo

Duration: 1 1/2 – 5 hours

Price: from €125 for one-two participants. The price includes your guide’s fee, a light snack of local cheeses (an option with truffle lunch or a truffle cooking class is available) and a few truffles to take home.

We can also organise a truffle endurance hunt in the mountains where we go off the beaten track hiking and looking for truffles in the woods for two hours and have a hearty truffle lunch afterwards. Please enquire about the details.

Transport can be organised on request. Otherwise you will meet your guide at an agreed location and drive to the location in your car.

Want to have some great wine after the truffle hunt? A wineries visit can be added on.

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