Truffle Hunt With Local Friendly Expert

Get Involved In The Search, Learn The History & Traditions Of Truffles

Enjoy A Fabulous Multi Courses Truffle Meal

Join Us for an Exclusive Italian Truffle Adventure!

The delicious and funky truffle is a rare mushroom that requires specific conditions to grow as well as many years of cultivation before it can be harvested. For this reason truffles are sold at very high prices and the truffle industry is one of the most secretive businesses in the world.

Lucky for us at Experience BellaVita, the Abruzzo region is responsible for producing 40% of Italian truffles! For many locals, truffle hunting is a family tradition passed down from generations, like in our family! So join us for a day truffle hunting in the beautiful countryside of the ‘Gran Sanno & Monti della Laga’ National Park and learn everything you need to know about the elusive and tasty truffle from our local expert guide and our pups Rosso & Jet!


Learn how & where truffles grow

Find out myths and our family tips & secrets

Meet our specially trained dogs and learn how we train them to help us find our precious truffles

Finish off the day with an optional multi-course truffle meal at a local family-owned restaurant

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Tour Details

The Details


on request

Departure time

10:00 AM

Meeting point



Note: Truffle spots are competitive and top secret! We’ll let you know the exact meeting point after booking.


All year round


Mondays & Saturdays


Approximately 2 hours (+ 2.5 hours for optional truffle meal add-on)

Group size

2 person minimum, 15 people maximum

Not included

Transportation to and from the meeting point is not included, but available upon request for an additional fee.

What to bring

  • Extra pair of shoes and pants (there may be mud and dogs jumping)
  • A bottle of water and a hat during summer months
  • Rain jacket during the winter months

About your guides

In addition to your local BellaVita guide, we’ll be accompanied by our truffle hunting expert and his dogs.

The Experience

truffle hunt experience in abruzzo italy

Get yourself into the boots of a delightfully sarcastic pro truffle hunter in the Teramo’s countryside and meet our trained dogs: Jet & Rosso.

After meeting up with our expert Truffle Hunter, we will set off to hunt in the forest and you’ll learn how & where truffles grow, why they are so expensive, How & when they are harvested. We will also share with you tips & tricks as well as myths & history! It will be an engaging educational experience, with crazy stories & laughs where you’ll not only discover the most important facets of truffle hunting, but also the secretive aspects behind this business that you wouldn’t normally hear.

Optional extra:

You will enjoy a full truffle meal (4+ courses), paired with a local wine selected by our Sommelier Marino, as well as a truffle dessert, espresso coffee and liquor from the Abruzzo region.

Good to Know

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee we will find truffles on every hunt, but we do have backup plans in the event that we don’t find truffles on our hunt.

We offer white truffle hunting from October 15th to February 15th. Due to the scarcity of white truffles, we cannot guarantee finding them during your tour. White truffle hunting will include a minimum of 3 hours walking.

Note: The trip details included here are for our scheduled tours. If you’d like to plan a tour for a different date/time/duration/group size or customize your experience in any way, we will do our best to accommodate you! Check out our custom tour option or contact us to plan your tour.

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