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On this guided tour in Tuscany we will visit together San Miniato, a medieval village located on the hills along the Via Francigena and among the main cities of the region. Thanks to its strategic position it has played a fundamental role both in the political and economic life of the whole territory.
I will accompany you on a walking tour through its main streets and squares, to admire the Town Hall, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Genesio, the Tower of Matilda and the splendid panorama that can be seen from the Rocca di Federico II.
We will not only focus on its history and its ancient buildings, but I will also tell you about an important event that takes place here every year at the end of November: Truffle Festival in San Miniato
As a matter of fact, the fertility of this countryside, the weather and the presence of some trees such as oaks make San Miniato truffle one of the most valuable in the world.
Tuscany and especially San Miniato truffle hunting began more than a century ago and this tradition has continued until today thanks to the numerous truffle hunter families living here that have been handed down from generation to generation the secrets and techniques to find these rare mushrooms.
If the history of truffle has intrigued you, at the end of the guided tour with me you can also participate in a truffle hunting yourself, guided by an expert truffle hunter and his dog through the woods of San Miniato countryside, one of the most prolific truffle areas in Tuscany.
It will be a pleasant walk of about 1 hour and a half, where you can enjoy the scents and colors of nature and you can have fun playing the role of a truffle hunter for a day. It is also an excellent experience for families and children who will feel completely involved in this alternative treasure hunt!
Afterwards, you can choose whether to end your experience with a small local wine and truffles tasting at the truffle hunter and his family’s home.
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