Seek out one of the world’s most prized fungi on a woodland quest with an expert guide.
The fragrance, powerful and intense. The flavour like no other that caresses the palate with a sensation of sheer bliss. Truffles are pure gourmet gold, a delicacy appreciated throughout the world. Come and discover these Tuscan gastronomic treasures with a stay at the Baglioni Relais Santa Croce in Florence. Savour the thrill of a real truffle hunt – a private, personalised experience for true truffle connoisseurs. You’ll begin at Villa Cusona. Owned by the Guicciardini Strozzi family, this splendid estate stretches out amid the verdant Tuscan hills, just across from the picturesque mediaeval town of San Gimignano. Accompanied by a truffle expert and one of the two Princess Strozzis, descendants of the historic Guicciardini Strozzi line, you’ll be guided through the woods to follow the dogs in action sniffing out the prize. Then, after a tour of the estate and its thousand-year-old winery, you’ll enjoy a lunch where white or black truffle takes pride of place. This experience is available depending on the season: white truffles are collected from September to December; the black variety, from May to July.