Truffle Hunting in Italy - Detour Mini Adventure(Twin Share Room,Start Bracciano, End Bracciano)
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What could be better than kicking back in a Roman villa, strolling through the woods and taking organic cooking classes? Answer: doing it all with a local guide and his adorable truffle-hunting dogs, as you walk winding trails and dig out some sumptuous truffles to prepare mouth watering Italian recipes with. Welcome to La Dolce Vita.
Arrive BraccianoCiao! Our unforgettable weekend kicks off this morning with a meet and greet at Bracciano Station. Here, we'll meet the truffle hunting master himself, Matteo, who'll brief us and - the bit you've been waiting for - introduce us to his adorable but expertly trained truffle hunting dogs. With introductions - and petting - out of the way, we'll head to the woods where the hunt is on! We'll spend the afternoon with Matteo and his pups, hunting and foraging for one of the most precious commodities in the culinary world.After the hunt is done, we'll take our edible gems to the hunting master's cooking school, where we'll learn how to prepare them in delicious traditional recipes. After the cooking class we'll get to enjoy the fruits of our labour washed down with local wine, before heading to the villa for a chilled night together.Accommodation: Villa Clodia
BraccianoThe morning is ours, and the options aren't bad at all. We could stroll into the postcard-pretty local town, dotted with cute stores, cafes and hangouts; or we could kick back in the villa and make the most of the swimming pool.This afternoon it's time to add another recipe to your repertoire with another cooking class, paired with wine tasting.After a relaxing afternoon, either head into town for the evening or put your feet up at the villa. It's a hard life.Accommodation: Villa Clodia
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
Depart BraccianoIt's another relaxed start to the day as we enjoy a delicious breakfast at the villa before our complimentary transfer to Bracciano Train Station. Whether you take the transfer or make your own departure arrangements, it will be sad goodbyes all round this morning as our trip comes to an end. But the cooking skills will be fresh in our memories, and we'll be eager to show off to friends and family back home.
- Afternoon Truffle Hunting
- Afternoon Cooking Class paired with Wine
- 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
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