The Real Truffle Hunting in Abruzzo
I'm a food lover by nature and also a native of Abruzzo. I'm an official Tour Leader recognised by the Abruzzo Region.
I’ve been eating truffles since my mother had me in her womb, and since we live in a rich truffle area, I know the art and secrets of truffles very well. When I was 7 I trained my first truffle dog.
I'm the founder of Experience BellaVita, a company that promotes sustainable tourism experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo. I and my friend Alberto, we do together the experiences that I designed over the years. He has my same qualifications and passion for Abruzzo.
1 of the 5* reviews
"My mother and I enjoyed the Truffle Hunt Tour and Meal and it exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Marino is organized, knowledgeable, and incredibly kind and easy to chat with."
In this truffle experience in Abruzzo, you will go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most secretive businesses in the world. A unique truffle hunt among nature, learning how to find, store and eat the black and white gems in the secret region of Abruzzo, just 1.3h from Rome.
1.After a secret drive in the countryside of the Teramo province in Abruzzo, we meet our Truffle Hunter Expert, and we get into the forest with his trained dogs.
2.During the hunt in the beautiful countryside of the 'Gran Sanno & Monti della Laga' National Park, I will share with you all about the truffle, its traditions, its history, its myths and uses in the kitchen.
3.You will learn how to recognize and distinguish a good truffle from other truffles of inferior quality. Learn some pro tips & secrets to recognize a truffle area.
4.We will see how the specially trained dog search for the precious mushrooms, we learn about their training techniques and see how the dog can find only the good truffles.
*You can enjoy a truffle meal for an extra 50€
You will have the option to eat at the best family-owned restaurant and enjoy our exclusive menu with 3+ truffle courses paired with wine & dessertSample Menu
• Full Truffle lunch (Available for an extra 50€) - 'BellaVita' Special Menu:
At least 3 truffle courses
Local Selected Wine (extra: possibility to visit the winery after the hunt)
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity."
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
64100 Teramo, Province of Teramo, Italy
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.