• Truffle Mania

    Events, places and tips for a day of truffle tasting... The white truffle season is here, if you’re in the mood for a lovely truffle experience in Tuscany, follow our advice!

    The white truffle season is here. If you’re in the mood for a lovely truffle experience in Tuscany, follow our advice and enjoy the exclusive services offered by Grand Hotel Continental Siena – Starhotels Collezione.


    San Giovanni d’Asso

    The White Crete Senesi Truffle Trade fair is held is this ancient and picturesque town near Siena from October 29 to November 13. The highest product quality, beautiful landscape and gourmet events. Don’t miss the chance to visit Italy’s first and only Truffle Museum, housed in the Castle’s vaults. Dining: La locanda del Castello (tel. 0577 802939). In the surroundings: in Siena, the SaporDivino  Restaurant of our  Grand Hotel Continental Siena; in Rocca d’Orcia, Osteria Perillà (tel. 0577 887263). Direct purchasing from the producers: The Association of Truffle Hunters of San Giovanni d’Asso, which runs a factory shop downtown (tel. 0577 803213).

    San Miniato

    White San Miniato truffle is harvested in about thirty towns in the heart of Tuscany, between Pisa and Florence. This small Tuscan town comes in the limelight every November because of the National White San Miniato Truffle Trade Fair. It is held on the second, third and fourth weekend in November and first weekend in December: the stands are open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., across the old town center.