A journey in the heart of Orcia Valey for truffle and wine tastings, cultural tours and sightseeings.

The Tuscan truffle festival at San Giovanni d’Asso takes place during the second and third weekends of November. The Tuscan truffle season lasts roughly from September through December. It is tremendous fun for anyone interested in Tuscan food and folklore. There is a group of stalls selling white truffles, plus food stalls and restaurants selling truffle-flavoured specialities. San Giovanni d’Asso is located about 80 km southeast of Florence and about 30 km southeast of Siena in the picturesque area known as the Crete Senesi. Crete Senesi means “Siennese clays” and these give the soil of parts of the Val d’Orcia south east of Sienna a distinctive grey colouration.

  • Day 1

    Arrival and an introduction to the area

    Pick up by minibus at the airport (Rome, Florence, Pisa or Perugia) and transfer to the Hotel in Pienza for the Check In. Welcome Cocktail.

    Dinner at the Restaurant with local dishes based on handmade Pasta, mushrooms, wild boar, Salami, wild berries, extra vergine olive oil.

  • Day 2

    Brunello di Montalcino DOC Wine Road

    After Breakfast, departure by bus to Poggio Antico. Guided tour of the wine farm and Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting. Transfer to Montalcino. Visit to Montalcino historic centre and lunch on your own. After lunch, departure by bus to the Abbey Sant Antimo and sightseeing.

    Back to the Hotel and dinner.

  • Day 3

    Truffle Hunting

    After Breakfast departure by bus reaching San Giovanni d’Asso. Visit to the Truffle Museum. Lunch tasting Truffle dishes. Visit to a Truffle Farm.

    Back to the Hotel and Dinner

  • Day 4

    Rest Day: Orvieto or Siena

    After Breakfast, departure by minibus to Orvieto or Siena. Half day guided tour of the town. Lunch on your own.

    Back to the Hotel and Dinner.

  • Day 5

    Discovering the Etruscan’s

    After Breakfast departure by minibus for Pitigliano and escorted half day tour: the town is situated on a steep tuff rock, characterised by tuff stone, a hardened type of volcanic magma. Sheep milk cheese tasting and lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, departure for Sovana and visit of its Etruscan’s tombs aged 1000 BC.

    In the afternoon, back to the Hotel by minibus.

    Dinner at the Restaurant.

  • Day 6

    Nobile di Montepulciano DOC Red Wine

    After Breakfast departure by minibus to Montepulciano. Half day guided tour of the town and Nobile di Montepulciano wine tasting. Lunch on your own. Transfer by minibus to Monte Amiata for a half day pasta cooking class lead by Chef Claudia. Farewell Cocktail served in a old Castle.

    Dinner at a typical Enoteca with the biggest wine collection of South Tuscany.

    Back by Minibus to the hotel.

  • Day 7

    Departure Day

    After Breakfast transfer to the Airport (Rome, Florence, Pisa or Perugia).

  • Truffle Seasons
  • For groups of maximum 8 people.