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  • Alla ricerca del tartufo a Gavi, Piemonte
  • Alla ricerca del tartufo a Gavi, Piemonte
  • Alla ricerca del tartufo a Gavi, Piemonte


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.


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

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The offer includes:

      • Transport by SUV from Gavi (from the meeting point) to the truffle hunting ground
      • Facts and figures on: history and search for truffles – dogs training – variety of truffles – types of plants and symbionts
      • Truffle hunting with dogs and truffle hunters
      • Sensory analysis
      • 30gr fresh black truffle
      • Small tasting of truffle preparations:
        • 1 black truffle cocktail (Black truffle Mojito or Truffle red tonic or Gin Dozer)
        • chips with black truffle
        • truffle sauce
        • truffle cheese
        • black truffle croutons
        • aperitiv with local products (cold cuts, focaccia…)
        • 1 glass of gavi-Cortese white wine


Also, it is possible to book the following for an additional charge:

  • Visit to the wine cellar with wine tasting
  • Lunch or dinner with truffle preparation
  • Transport with private driver

The experience is offered in English. For other languages please contact

Transportation and transfers not included.


WHERE: Piedmont – Gavi (Province of Alessandria)
The meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking.

WHEN: every day

TIME: to be agreed – duration about 3 hours

The experience is offered for up to 4 people. In case of groups, please contact .

Comfortable clothing is recommended.

For special needs or food intolerances please contact

The images are examples of the proposed activity.

The tour should normally be booked at least a week in advance.

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