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Truffle hunting in the mountains of Bologna

Truffle hunting in the mountains of Bologna

3 hours


Very flexible

From 1 to 8


  • Adventure for about 3 hours with an Environmental Hiking Guide in the woods of the Bolognese Apennines
  • Learn useful information about truffle picking and discover the secrets of the trade with a truffle hunter
  • Follow the truffle dog on his travels, hoping to find rich (and tasty) booty
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Full description

If you were asked today 'what would you like to be when you grow up', you would answer truffle hunter. Or maybe you would just want to eat truffles for the rest of your life.

Either way, our truffle hunt around Bologna is the experience for you! In the company of an environmental excursion guide, a truffle hunter and his trusty truffle dog, go into the woods of theBolognese Apennines in search of this special mushroom (and learn as many secrets of the trade as possible).

At the end of this approximately 3-hour experience, we hope you will have collected a rich (and tasty) treasure!

What we will do

I will be waiting for you at 09:00 a.m. at the meeting point near Sasso Marconi (BO). The location will be carefully selected by the truffle hunter, a person authorised to collect and sell truffles, according to the best conditions of the day.

Once we reach the "hunting spot", we will embark on a walk through wooded terrain. In the meantime, the truffle hunter will explain to us how the activity will take place and give us a real"truffle lesson": when, where and how the truffle is born, as well as how the dog is trained in the search. And indeed, accompanying us on this adventure will be our truffle hunter's ever-present truffle dog!

We will see the truffle dog in action and follow him on his travels in search of this prized fungus. The truffle hunter will reveal the secrets of the trade: it would seem that if the dog uses its right paw it has found black truffles, if it uses its left paw it has found white truffles.

At the end of the activity we will return to the meeting point after about three hours together. Wishing you a rich haul, if you want to go home with a souvenir of this experience you can negotiate with the truffle hunter to buy the truffles you have collected!

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable for everyone with no age limit; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Other information

The excursion is available from January to December, subject to weather conditions and the presence of truffles, and is confirmed upon reaching a minimum number of 2 adults.

We search for white truffles in winter and black truffles from late February/March. The duration of the experience may vary depending on the presence or absence of truffles.

The meeting point can only be reached by car. Contact us to request an additional transfer service to/from the Sasso Marconi station.

Dogs are not allowed to participate in the experience.

Would you like to carry out this experience privately? Contact us to request a quote.

Are you in a group of +8 people? Contact us to request a quote.

Recommended clothing

  • Seasonally appropriate sportswear
  • Shoes with carved soles

What is included

  • Environmental Hiking Guide
  • Tartufaio
  • Truffle dog

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Sasso Marconi, Bologna

Sasso Marconi
Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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