PIEDMONT “Underground Cathedrals” of Canelli & Truffle Hunt

Meeting point with our expert guide in your hotel and departure by luxury car for a full day private tour (ca. 8 hrs). Explore the southern Monferrato region to discover the unique white truffles and taste the sparkling spumante and Moscato d’Asti in the town of Canelli. First stop in Canelli to visit one of the renowned “underground cathedrals”, the beautiful spumante-refining wineries recognized by UNESCO as world heritage. Lunch in a local restaurant with typical specialties.
In the afternoon, meet a local truffle hunter and find out everything about truffles: local traditions, growth environment, overview of truffle varieties and characteristics. Guided tour with the “trifulao” (truffle hunter) and his dog in the natural truffle grounds, to experience a real “truffle picking” along a scenic trail. Final tasting of white truffle (tuber magnatum Pico) with some cheese, local salami, focaccia and wine.
For wine lovers, we can also arrange another full day excursion to visit some selected and exclusive wine cellars with tastings of Piedmont’s red wines like Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Barolo accompanied by breadsticks, local cold-meat and cheese of the region.