The Hungry Tourist is

delighted to present:

The White Truffle Hunt

Nov 21 – 26, 2019

At A Glance


City explored: Verona, Modena, Alba and Piedmont Region.

Length: 5 days

Date: Nov 21st to Nov 26th, 2019

Availability: Limited to 12 guests 


Thursday, Nov 21, 2019


Land in Milan or Bologna


Rent Cars (or join a friend’s car)

Drive to Valeggio: 2 hours (185 km) from Milan or 1.5 hours (130 km) from Bologna.


Group meeting and Lunch: Ristorante Alla Borsa, Valeggio.
For the best fresh pasta in the world.

Drive to Verona: 40 min – 30 km


Check-in Relais de Charme Il Sogno di Giulietta

Dinner:  iTigli, Verona. For modern Pizza (ranked #5 in Italy).

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Modena: 90 min (110 km)


Check-in to Casa Maria Luigia

Lunch by Chef Massimo Bottura and his team at Francescana at Maria Luigia

Dinner:  Generi Alimentari DA PANINO by Beppe Palmieri in Modena

Overnight stay at Casa Maria Luigia

Saturday Nov 23

Breakfast at Casa Maria Luigia

Drive to Alba: 3 hours (280 km)

Lunch: At 3 Michelin Stars Piazza Duomo – Festive Truffles Menu by Chef Enrico Crippa

Check-in at Hotel Castello di Sinio

Dinner: Denise’s Restaurant in the Castello “Pardini Vini e Cucina”


Sun Nov 24


Breakfast at the hotel.


Authentic Truffle Hunt


With Tartufi Ponzio, Truffle suppliers to Piazza Duomo and many other top restaurants in the area and all over the world.

Please note that this will be a real authentic truffle hunt (as opposed to the touristic version), therefore it is not guaranteed that we will find  White Truffles. Also, in case you do find truffles they will not be ours to keep, but of truffle hunter.

Lunch: Antica Corona Reale

Dinner: La Madernassa

Monday, Nov 25


Breakfast at the hotel.


Lunch: La Ciau del Tornavento

Dinner: Locanda del Pilone


Tuesday, Nov 26


Breakfast at the hotel.


Drive and fly home.

The Essentials

First meal and meeting place: Lunch on Nov 21 at Ristorante Alla Borsa, Valeggio.

Last meal: Dinner on Nove 25 at Locanda del Pilone .

A Note on Set Menus

The menus offered during the tour are selected by The Hungry Tourist with the help of our local partners. We believe they represent the best culinary fare that the regions have to offer. Guests may order outside of these menus at their own expense.



This is a self-drive tour. Guest are responsible for their transportation during the entire tour.


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Oliver Swan,

I joined David on a tour of Tokyo and Kyoto. It was an amazing experience. An amazing lineup of restaurants, flawlessly organized and planned. David shared his vast experience in the local food scene and made sure we are all having a great time. Highly, highly recommend to both casual and experienced foodies.

Oren Raboy,

Our trip to Tokyo and Kyoto with Dudi was brilliantly curated, we got to experience restaurants that are very hard or impossible to get into, as well as discover extraordinary hidden culinary gems, all from the perspective of a local insider.

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