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 Watermill, a chef showing how to use the truffle in traditional recipes and a 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
  • Lunch at suggestive Watermill with Wine included
  • Lunch with truffle based menu
  • 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.

Later an exciting opportunity to travel back in time! We enjoy the experience to learn how people used to live in Sicily about a century ago. A sightseeing drive will lead us along the country side, the hills and the vineyards, toward Buscemi, named the “museum town”. 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.

Later we will transfer to an ancient Watermill, where an experienced chef will welcome us in the kitchen and teach us 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 us, 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 we drive to 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. We will enjoy a nice walk in the old town, with many options to taste refreshing drinks, ice cream and almond pastry from the old Sicilian culinary tradition.

Later we return to Siracusa.

 

This tour is operated with English speaking Tour Leader.

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
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