Grade

Moderate

Duration

7 Hours

Category

Day Tour

Tour Type

Private

Availability

All Year

A full day experience that includes a walk in the forest with a local experienced truffle hunter and his trained dog, the visit of an authentic Sicilian restaurant, truffle tasting with a chef showing how to use the truffle in traditional recipes and a complete lunch with a menu dedicated to truffle. An exciting opportunity to travel back in time visiting Buscemi, the “museum town” where you can learn how people were living and working a century ago: from the house of the farmer to the shop of the carpenter, all extremely well preserved. A walk into Palazzolo Acreide, an amazing ancient greek town with a downtown built in Barocco style.

Highlights

  • English Speaking Tour Leader
  • Easy walk in the wood
  • Experienced Truffle Hunter and trained dog
  • Demonstration of how to clean and use the truffle
  • Food tasting and lesson in authentic Sicilian restaurant
  • Lunch with truffle based menu with Wine included
  • Visit of the ethno-anthropological itinerary “the farmer work places”
  • Visit of Buscemi and Palazzolo Acreide
  • Pick-up at your Hotel and Private trasportation

What you can expect

Today departure to enjoy the experience of walking in the forest with a local experienced truffle hunter and his trained dog. We will be introduced in the magic of the truffles world, made of mystery and passion for the nature. Follow the dog hurriedly through the forest as he sniffs about and experience the surge of excitement as he starts digging for these edible treasures.

The tour starts with a brief description of the trees, the hunting technique and the training methods the dog has been trough. While hunting, you can enjoy the charming Sicilian countryside and the beauty of the Iblei mountains forests, breathing pure air in a gorgeous wood. The walk is very easy and requires no particular effort.

Once some truffles have been found, you will be treated with a delightful meal that incorporates the fresh truffle you just discovered along with a wine tasting of local area wines.

On the way to the restaurant, we will visit the ethno-anthropological itinerary “the farmer work places”, that includes a visit of the museum dedicated to the artisanal works, and a tour of the places of the past: the farmer home, the millstone, the blacksmith shop, the carpenter shop, the shoemaker shop and other typical works of the time. You will learn how people used to work and live, within an environment incredibly well preserved. Great opportunity to travel back in time!

We will then transfer to an authentic Sicilian restaurant, where an experienced chef will welcome you in the kitchen and you can learn how to clean and use the truffle, a natural wonder, perfect for enriching many dishes and transforming taste into an experience. Following, a truffle- based menu will be prepared for you, paired with local delicacies and excellent Sicilian wines.

The Truffle Hunting Tour is a unique and extraordinary adventure where you can be immersed in the traditions and culture of Sicily, which for many travelers has been an unforgettable experience.

After lunch, approximately at 3pm, the Driver will take you to the amazing Palazzolo Acreide, an ancient greek town founded in 650 BC, with a perfectly preserved greek theater and a downtown built in Barocco style, with two of the churches that recently became UNESCO heritage. You will enjoy a nice walk in the old town, with many options to taste refreshing drinks, icrecream and almond pastry from the old Sicilian culinary tradition.

Later we return to Siracusa.

 

Optional Service: Watermill Experience

Once truffles have been found, you will reach an authentic Watermill for the lunch. Choose in advance to include show cooking or put your hands on and cook your lunch.
This service requires a surcharge and it is subject to availability.
Please note that the tour with lunch at Watermill has a different routing and it does not include the visit of the museum town and the ethno-anthropological itinerary.
Enquire us for more details.

 

This tour is operated with English speaking Tour Leader.
Rain Policy: the tour runs rain or shine.

TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: SRSTRUFMCH

Included
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Meal as per Description
  • VAT
  • Vehicle with air conditioning
  • Visit as per itinerary
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Licensed Tourist Guide
Contact us for price information