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Step into the heart of Tuscany and embark on a sensory adventure during our highly anticipated truffle hunting season. Much of Villa Lena’s 500 hectares consist of forests teeming with wild boar and, from mid-September to Christmastime, the famous tartufo bianco, or white truffle. These ancient woodlands surrounding our hilltop villa are the perfect setting for a truffle hunt, the ultimate autumn tradition in Tuscany.

Our “silent hunt” sets off quietly not only out of sincere respect for nature, but also to create a beautiful, sacred sense of peace as you search for some of the best white truffles in the world.

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Available from October 1

How does truffle hunting work? You’ll first jump into a forest-green SUV with our expert guides and truffle dogs, leaving Villa Lena when there is still a touch of early morning fog in the hills. Set off in small groups for a one- to two-hour walk in nature, where you’ll learn the forest’s fascinating history as a sacred place for the Etruscans, detect the call of birds and the tracks of wild boar, and discover the signs of hidden white truffles. After a relaxing morning, you’ll return to the Villa with the famous tartufo bianco of Palaia secured.



Available from October 1

Nothing beats the rewarding gastronomic experience of digging for white truffles in the woods and then eating them a few hours later atop a plate of fresh, homemade pasta. Complete your truffle hunting excursion with a culinary workshop, wine tasting, and white truffle lunch for an exceptional all-round experience of tartufo bianco season in Tuscany.

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If you can’t bear to leave Villa Lena without taking a taste of this seasonal delicacy with you, fear not: You can buy white truffles from our daily truffle hunt yield by weight at Villa Lena’s shop.
Enquire with reception during your stay to find out more.

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