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Truffle Hunting next September

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bakerboyz Apr 25, 2014 05:54 AM

Renting a villa near Siena (Castelnuovo Berardenga) next September 6 through September 13th. Can anyone recommend a truffle hunting tour or guide? Do you know if white truffles will be in season that early in September? Thank you.

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    DavidT RE: bakerboyz Apr 25, 2014 10:43 AM

    September is likely too early for white truffles. Late October/early November is when the season begins. There is some truffle hunting done near village of San Giovanni d'Asso, which is south of Sienna. There is a small truffle "museum" in the town. There was a NY Times article written about the town 5-7 years ago. You can probably find it at www.nytimes.com.

    1. LifeItalianStyle RE: bakerboyz Apr 25, 2014 02:00 PM

      September can be a difficult month for truffle hunting - it is kind of an "off period" between the summer truffle and winter truffle seasons (black truffles). White truffles generally cannot be found in the central Italy area until November.

      www.lifeitalianstyle.com

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