A full Experience Day Tour from Siracusa 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.
- 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 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 transferred 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.
After lunch time to explore Palazzolo Acreide, an ancient Greek town founded in 650 BC, with a well preserved small Greek theater and a downtown built in Barocco style, with two of the churches that recently became UNESCO heritage.
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 CODE: SRSTRUFMCH
- Duration7 Hours
- CategoryDay Tour
- Tour TypePrivate
- AvailabilityAll Year