Giulio the truffle hunter lives about 10 km outside of downtown Florence. We left the city center and took a 25-euro taxi ride to Giulio’s house in the Tuscan countryside. We were immediately transported to a Fattori painting – the house was set on idyllic olive groves overlooking the Italian Renaissance town of Firenze. Madonna mia, this was Tuscany at its finest!
Upon arrival, we headed out to one of Giulio’s truffle hunting areas (he has over 20 areas that he hunts in) and we set out to go truffle hunting in Tuscany. Within minutes, his four-year-old dog, Maga, had found a truffle! We continued our hunt for the next thirty minutes, successfully finding our seasonal truffles – black autumn truffles. Once we found our fill, we headed back to Giulio’s house to enjoy the truffles.