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Truffle Hunting

The hidden gem in the Tuscan earth

The Monsignor della Casa Resort & Spa offers a truly unique chance to join in a real white truffle hunt. Along with trained dogs, you will hunt in the truffle-ground (tartufaia) of the ancient park where Monsignor Giovanni della Casa himself would walk. An authentically Tuscan experience that combines culture, outdoor activity, and passion for the ultimate gourmet ingredient.

  • History of a passion

    The origins of truffle hunting are lost in time. There is evidence of truffle hunting in Tuscany from as early as the Middle Ages, but it was in 1500 that it started to appear on the dinner tables of noble families. In the 19th century, the fame of the white truffle grew; so much so that the famous Italian food writer Artusi preferred it to black truffle. And so the truffle hunt began to spread, to Piedmont, Marche, Umbria and especially in Tuscany, in the Mugello area, where our resort is located.

  • The hidden gem in the Tuscan earth

    The Monsignor della Casa Resort & Spa offers a truly unique chance to join in a real white truffle hunt. Along with trained dogs, you will hunt in the truffle-ground (tartufaia) of the ancient park where Monsignor Giovanni della Casa himself would walk. An authentically Tuscan experience that combines culture, outdoor activity, and passion for the ultimate gourmet ingredient.

  • Information

    Truffle hunting is permitted by law only between September and December. Our hunt takes place in the truffle-ground of Monsignor della Casa with the help of specially-trained dogs and the “vanghetto”, a special spade for the occasion. We can arrange a truffle hunt if you want to book one, during the permitted periods.

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