The research in the woods: a true authentic "truffle beating", accompanied by expert truffle hunters with their dogs. It lasts for about five hours since the moment of the meeting. This is a very unique experience, which takes place in the beautiful hills surrounding San Miniato. It requires equipment suitable for wood: long trousers and high shoes or boots. The paths are simple but not flat because of the hilly land. The departure could be scheduled for the early morning (until lunch time) or for the early afternoon (until the sunset).
Both experiences include a very detailed explanation about the white truffle of San Miniato in Italian or in English (with the support of an interpreter): his nature, history and also few legends that have been always fascinating for those who wants to get to know this mysterious Mother Nature's treasure.Together with the search you can choose to combine fine white truffle-based tastings, lunches or dinner (together with other local products and wines) in typical farms or restaurants, which reflect the amazing Tuscan traditions and culture. During your lunch or dinner our Chefs will be more than happy to explain to you the dishes and disclose a few little secrets about how to use the white truffle to prepare tasteful dishes.
The annual event to learn about the white truffle of San Miniato. The first Festival of the White Truffle of San Miniato was held on the 26th of October 1969 in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) and after a break of two years (surely meant to understand the potential of this valuable product) it has been held every year since then.Over the years the festival has grown tremendously and has become today an internationally recognized exhibition: together with the White Truffle, always the star of the festivities, other local products such as wine, cheese and cold cuts are displayed and this makes these three November weekends an important showcase for our area.
Today we celebrate the 51th anniversary of this enchanting festival. San Miniato has managed to preserve the richness of popular traditions which allows tourists to experience old Tuscan emotions and memories.
During the festival a prize is given to the biggest truffle and to the oldest truffle hunter. Also traders display their products, various associations are involved in "feeding the wayfarers" with old-time recipes; the farms offer comfortable accommodations in old farmhouses and all this gives visitors the true taste of the area and a longing to relive the experience next year again. Program of 51th National Exhibition-Market of White Truffle (2021 edition)
White Truffle of San Miniato
For detailed information about White Truffle Fair: contact the Tourist Office of the City of San Miniato: Tel. +39 057142745
La città di San Miniato è teatro di un nuovo evento, "La Notte Nera", che arricchisce il già sostanzioso cartellone dell'estate sanminiatese di un nuovo appuntamento che già fa parlare di sé. Nella Notte Nera il protagonista assoluto è il Tartufo Nero, il tartufo di stagione che si trova nelle colline sanminiatesi da giugno a settembre. I commercianti di tartufo di San Miniato e l'Associazione Tartufai faranno bella mostra del pregiato tubero e bar e ristoranti proporranno aperitivi e menu a base di tartufo nero.
Insieme ai tartufi anche tutto il resto dell'enogastronomia sanminiatese: l'Associazione Vignaioli di San Miniato con le proprie aziende che offrono degustazioni dei propri vini e i produttori del Mercatale di San Miniato, organizzati da Slow Food San Miniato per un'edizione straordinaria del mercato in Piazza del Popolo. Oltre all'enogastronomia anche tanto spettacolo: teatro, musica, giocolieri show cooking e molto altro ancora. .
Tartufo nero estivo di San Miniato
Per informazioni dettagliate sulla Notte Nera del Tartufo di San Miniato, contattare l'Ufficio Turistico del Comune di San Miniato: Tel. +39 057142745