TRUFFLE amore mio! A whole weekend to enjoy it!
31/10 -1/11 And 7-8 / 14-15 November to taste, compare, search for, and cook the white truffle from the countryside that is the most beautiful in the world.
In southern Tuscany where the panoramas are spectacular and where the Brunello, Chianti and Doc Orcia wines there are also white truffles of exceptional quality and aroma from the Crete Senesi. The heart of this territory is the San Giovanni d’Asso territory with its museum with its precious tuber and the hamlet where, every year, there is a fair for buying and selling the truffles.
Fattoria del Colle is 15 km away and includes 5 truffle preserves where tourists will watch the search for the “golden potatoes”. There will also be a brief cookery lesson and dinners with truffles. A full immersion weekend dedicated to this aromatic tuber with mysterious aphrodisiacal virtues, where the pleasures can be completed with some vinotherapy, couples’ massages and a soak in a panoramic Jacuzzi whilst sipping a great red wine.
The apartments and the rooms (antique furnishings with modern comfort) are in the hamlet at Fattoria del Colle all around the 16th century villa and the cellar. A few km away one finds Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni and many other beautiful art cities.
Euro 204,00 per person. It is also possible to book just one day of the program asking for a new estimate when booking. Offers here
The price includes:
- 2 nights in double room with bathroom
- 2 buffet breakfasts with home baked cakes, local cold cuts and cheeses, fruit, fruit juices, jams, coffee…
- 2 dinners with 4 courses of traditional and creative cuisine, one of which based on truffles ( wine not included)
- Search for white truffles from the Crete Senesi with a truffle hunter and his dogs
- 1 cookery lesson
- Guided tour of the monumental halls of the villa at Fattoria del Colle and of the winery with a tasting of the new extra virgin olive oil and of the Orcia wine
- Itinerant tasting of 4 wines including a Brunello in the Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino
*Massagges, vinotherapy and the use of the wellness area with Turkish baths, sauna and Jacuzzi must be booked beforehand
6,00 pm arrival at Fattoria del Colle
7,00 pm Welcoming aperitif in the historic cellar
8,00 pm Dinner in the veranda at the Osteria restaurant with its view over the village of Trequanda. In the menu 4 creative and traditional course among which Tagliolini al tartufo (beverages not included).
8.30 – 10.00 am buffet breakfast with home baked cakes, local cold cuts and cheeses, extra virgin olive oil dips, omelettes, hot drinks
10.30 am transfer to Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino (with own car)
Multisensory experience in the Montalcino winery Casato Prime Donne: itinerant tasting with 4 different wines to taste accompanied with explanations and whilst listening to music chosen by Igor Vazzaz.
We suggest a visit to San Giovanni d’Asso with a walk through the Ragnaia di Sheppard – a meditation park which is very suggestive – and a tour of the truffle museum inside the medieval castle. In the two weekends 7-8/14-15 November the village will be animated with food stalls and lots of local handicraft as well as truffles of course. During the first weekend (31st Otcober to November 1st) The Montisi hamlet, closer still to Fattoria del Colle, will host stalls where to shop for food delicacies and especially the new extra virgin olive oil.
5,00 pm Fattoria del Colle
Brief cookery lesson on truffles with the Fattoria del Colle Osteria chef Roberta Archetti
7,00 pm aperitif in the historic cellar at Fattoria del Colle
8,00 pm dinner in the veranda at the Osteria with a view over the village of Trequanda. The menu includes 4 courses of creative and traditional cuisine among which the Tagliata di bue chianino with truffles ( beverages not included)
8,30-10 ,00 am Breakfast buffet with home baked cakes, cold cuts, cheeses, olive oil dips, omelettes and hot drinks
9,30 am truffle search
In the truffle preserves together with the truffle hunters and their dogs to look for this precious tuber. We advise wearing proper outdoor shoes apt for walking. The experience is captivating but hard on those who do not like walking.
11,00 am guided tour of Fattoria del Colle. Includes the chapel, the historical halls of the villa with the monumental kitchen and the Grand Dukes bedroom. The cellar with its Brunello infernotto , the barrel area, and the Vin Santo loft. At the end a tasting of the new extra virgin olive oil, of the Chianti Superiore and the Orcia DOC Cenerentola.
1,00 pm brunch with a bread and vegetable soup and a board with local cold cuts and cheeses (18 Euro activity not included in the price of the packet)