The “Truffle Search” experience takes place in Gavi, Piedmont, in the province of Alessandria.
Gavi is a small village, but rich in history. It is about 40km from Alessandria, 60km from Genoa and 140km from Turin.
Surrounded by a variety of medieval villages, fortresses, castles, vineyards and forests, this place enjoys a strategic location.
Culture, history and architecture of this village with around 4,500 inhabitants are characterized by neighboring towns.
Truffle is the common name for hypogeal mushrooms, valuable and relatively rare.
They grow spontaneously in the soil near the roots of oaks, holm oaks, hazelnuts, poplars and other plants that allow their development. The rarity of truffles is related to the fact that their growth depends on geographical, ecological and seasonal factors.
The truffle was sought-after and appreciated already at the time of the Renaissance courtyards, and in its two variants, white (more precious) and black, it is an outstanding advertisement for Bel-Paese gastronomy.
The fragrance and the taste of truffles are combined with many regional recipes.
OUR ANYWAYS.EXPERIENCE: TRUFFLE SEARCH IN PIEDMONT
During this experience, which is dedicated to the sense of smell, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of truffles and in the forests of the Piedmont area and try to search for the precious underground mushroom.
Accompanied by an experienced truffle hunter, you can admire the beauty of the many vineyards in the area aboard an SUV until arriving at the truffle hunting area.
Here, after a few facts on
- the history and search for truffles
- dog training
- truffles and the different types
- the types of plants and symbionts
begins the real search for truffles, accompanied by dogs.
After the truffle search, you return to the meeting point, where a small tasting is waiting for you including various truffle creations and typical wines of the region.
On top of this, it is also possible to book the following:
- A visit to the winery with wine tasting and / or
- a lunch with truffle dishes and / or
- Transport with private driver