2023-05-11Hilary is an AMAZING guide
This was an excellent tour. Hilary is an AMAZING guide, very personable, and such a great source of information. She is very knowledgeable about Italian history, wine, and truffles and is full of lots of fun facts. I learned tons during the tour and the conversation was fun and flowing. The truffle hunt was a fun adventure. Francesca has been truffle hunting since she was 6 years old. She explains a lot as you go along and pointed out other interesting things on the walk such as fossils and poisonous mushrooms. Choco is very friendly and well-trained and sniffed out some great truffles for us to try. Would recommend wearing some pants that can withstand getting snagged here and there on some prickly plants/bushes as you're really getting in the woods to follow Choco and find the truffles. The villa for lunch is a gorgeous setting. Francesca and her mother were very welcoming. The truffle-based lunch with wine was delicious. We had truffle bruschetta, fried egg with truffle, truffle pasta, and sweet wine with cookies for dessert. Wine tasting had a great selection of wines and meats for pairing. It was very informative and in a beautiful setting. Hilary taught me a lot about how to pick and order good wines as well as tips and tricks for tastings. Would recommend this tour to anyone who loves truffles, wine, and beautiful scenery!
Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting