The truffle, king of the table in the autumn, is the protagonist of the XXIX Exhibition of the white truffle of the Crete Senesi in San Giovanni d'Asso, two weekends (8-9 and 15 to 16 November) to taste, purchase and know this precious fungus, one of the finest culinary excellence of the region, with an unmistakable smell and taste.
You will visit the market of truffles, inside and outside the castle, but also gastronomic stands with typical products (extra virgin olive oil, cheese, wine DOC Orcia and honey) and local crafts. You will also free to visit the Truffle Museum and join the light dinner "aperi-cena", held in the streets of the village by local producers.
Before arriving to S.Giovanni, the tour includes a guided visit to a wine cellar and tasting of fine wines in a typical winery: on Saturdays we'll cross the Chianti hills, unique landscape, with its vineyards surrounded by woods, olive groves and rows of cypress trees, to taste one of the most famous wines in the world, the Chianti Classico; and on Sundays we'll move to the hills of Brunello, dotted with small villages and abbeys, to taste the famous wines of Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.
PRICE PER PERSON: 70.00 €
DAYS: 8-9 and 15-16 of November
DURATION: 5-6 hours, leaving at 2pm from Siena
THE COST INCLUDES:*
- guided visit and tasting of 3-4 wines at a typical winery
in the Chianti (on Saturdays) and in the Brunello (on Sundays)
- visit to the Truffle Exhibition in S.Giovanni d'Asso
- transfer by minivan with pick up and drop off
- driver in English, Spanish or Italian
* extra: entrance to the Truffle Museum, aperi-cena in the streets