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18
Oct

The Festival of the White Truffle in San Miniato

On the top of a hill and overlooking the Arno valley there is the small medieval village of San Miniato. In November, this typical Tuscan town hosts once more the “Sagra del Tartufo Bianco”, the most exquisite truffle festival in Italy.

The white truffle is the undisputable king of the festival, the precious ‘oro bianco’ that every year attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world. The picturesque area of San Miniato produces a quarter of Italy’s white truffles, and November is the month when the delicious fungi get to the climax of their ripening. This ‘diamante della terra’ can reach the price of 4000 euro per kilo.

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The main square and the surrounding streets of San Miniato will get full of stalls offering to the visitor wine, cheese and other local products, a gathering of the most traditional flavors of Italy. Moreover, there will be open-air plays, art exhibitions, marching bands, arts and crafts markets and, of course, tastings of the luscious tartufo bianco!

The festival the white truffle will be happening from the second weekend until the last weekend of November. At Il Salviatino, your 5 star hotel in Florence, we recommend you to visit this small town at the heart of Tuscany so you can enjoy one of the highest pleasures Italy can offer to your palate.

 

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