17. Tuscan Truffle Hunt

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This Lot Benefits: Youth Village 

Immerse yourself in the rustic charm and gastronomic delights of Tuscany with a seven-night stay in a luxurious 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom private villa. Nestled in the serene Cortona countryside, this getaway is an invitation for up to eight guests to experience the quintessence of Italian living. Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the peaceful valley of Val’ di Chiana, you’ll experience the best of both worlds with an ideal location for a private getaway within a short distance to the town of Cortona. The outdoor terrace offers beautiful views and a perfect spot for barbecues and dining al fresco. The garden and private swimming pool allow you to relax under the Tuscan sun. 

Awaken each morning to a chef-prepared breakfast, featuring the freshest local ingredients. Embrace the spirit of Tuscany with an exclusive truffle hunting adventure that celebrates the rich flavors of this culinary treasure. Learn about the seduction of truffles at this beautiful medieval hamlet set in the Tuscan Woods. Join expert hunters with their trained dogs who will show you how to find and dig up truffles. After, you will visit a small truffle museum at a local farm and learn how to use and preserve the precious produce. Savor a marvelous lunch with local truffle-based dishes and delicious wines all prepared and served by the farmhouse owner. Between the truffle hunt, museum visit, and lunch, plan to spend a half-day enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. 

Tuscany’s landscapes are a vision straight out of a renaissance painting, and its truffles are a taste of earth’s hidden delights. This villa offers a secluded slice of paradise where time slows down and life’s simple pleasures are savored. Let the rolling hills and verdant landscapes of Tuscany inspire relaxation and rejuvenation for you and your guests.

This Lot Includes:

Seven (7) night stay in a private villa in the Tuscany countryside for up to eight (8) people 

A unique truffle hunting experience, with tasting and lunch for up to eight (8) people 

Daily chef-prepared breakfast and maid service

Donated by: Supporters of Youth Village

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