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Truffle hunting and amarone tasting

Excursion in the woods with truffle and wine tasting

3h: 30m


Gourmet specialty: Amarone and truffle

excursion with the dog


Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone

Gruppo caccia al tartufo

Explore the rich territory of Valpolicella and its fruits: the truffle as well as the vine!

Book now the first truffle hunting in Valpolicella

Get involved in an adventure in search of the black truffle of Valpolicella! The truffle dog will guide us throughout the journey. We will have lunch in the shade of the walnut with the precious truffle proposed in a typical dish and we will combine it with the famous Amarone wine.

Booking instructions:

  • add the number of participants

  • select your preferred date

  • choose the time (the transport is only at 10:00) and click checkout

  • Insert your data

  • proceed to payment

  • receive the ticket and instructions on the email indicated

You can cancel your booking (net of the 50% penalty) within 7 days before the start of the experience (no refunds for cancellations made less than 3 days before the start of the experience)

The Valpolicella park

A dense wood with oak groves, water sources and traces of wild animals: a walk in unspoiled nature.

On the border of the vineyards of Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde is the Parco della Valpolicella, near Verona. Venture into the magical forest with our guide in search of fresh truffles. We will come across ancient natural sources of water, we will wade through wild streams and paths, while the cool breeze of the undergrowth spreads scents of wild moss and aromatic herbs.

Parco della Valpolicella
Lagotto da caccia al Tartufo Proserpina

the truffle dog

Nuvola and Zac are our truffle dogs, expert truffle researchers. Their infallible nose will show us the exact spot where it is: run and pick it up! And don't forget to reward our four-legged friend with a kibble. Nuvola and Zac, two lagotto romagnolo dogs are always ready and happy to wander around in the woods and accompany our guests on the excursion!

the truffle

Our guide is flanked by Mirto, the most astute Tartufaro of Valpolicella

With our expert guides and a little luck, we will return to Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde with a basket full of truffles! Our guides will introduce you to the truffle hunting technique, they will inform you about the rules to respect, they will show you the most fertile places for truffles.

Cerca e Cavatura del Tartufo in Italy

This ancient activity was nominated in 2021 for UNESCO recognition as a social and economic heritage that comes from the earth.

The traditional practice of truffle hunting thus enters the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The request received a positive opinion in Paris from the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Cultural and Intangible Heritage.

For the agri-food sector, the accepted applications are the Cerca e Cava del Tartufo and the Ceebu Jen, the national dish of Senegal.

The candidacy does not concern the truffle product itself, but the complexity of the knowledge, techniques, traditions around the search and quarrying of the truffle, transmitted over the centuries in Italy.

Have lunch in total rest on the suggestive terrace

Sit at the table overlooking the valley and savor a typical dish with truffles while a glass of Amarone is poured for you. Combine the scent of wild musk of the truffle with the lively aromas of red fruits of the wines of Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde.

Taste our fine wines with gourmet food!

What's included:

  • Truffle hunting excursion with dog and truffle hunter

  • Truffle tasting and light lunch

  • Valpolicellesi wine tasting

  • Matching with typical local gourmet products

Meeting place:

at the time booked at Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde: loc. Gazzo 4 37020 Marano di Valpolicella

The meeting place can be reached by car (30 minutes from Verona and Lake Garda) and also by public transport (in this case our service is available to organize the itinerary). If you have chosen the option with transport from Verona, you will be contacted by our service.



  • trekking shoes

  • a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun

  • a walking stick


  • windbreaker

  • scarf

  • protection against rain and wind


Experience for people with medium training: medium level of difficulty.

Family friendly experience: contact us to participate with children under 18. The administration of alcohol is forbidden to minors under the age of 18.

Not accessible to strollers: please notify us if you are traveling with children under 18.

Not accessible to the handicapped.



Santa Maria Valverde

- 30 minutes from the center of Verona (18 km)

- 30 minutes from Lazise-Lake Garda (21 km)

For more sustainable mobility, reach us by public transport!

A comfortable journey from the center of Verona without ever changing lines. Our service will guide you in creating the itinerary

The transport service from Verona center and from the Verona Porta Nuova railway station (and back) is available by booking the 10:00 am slot

(subject to availability)

The duration is 3h30m.

The experience includes a hike in the woods (or a visit to the vineyards and cellars) and wine tasting with a light lunch based on truffles.

After booking, our service will provide you with all useful information on the experience and on the methods of transport

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Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde offers a rich catalog of tasting activities

to be carried out in the center of Verona and in Valpolicella, at the Estate, in the locality of Marano di Valpolicella.

La Cantina is easy to reach: if you don't want to take your car, you can use public transport

(by bus, 20 minutes, no changes) and we will provide you with all the necessary instructions.

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