La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco

Miniato Truffle Fair – La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco, a truffle fair, is held in the medieval hill town of San Miniato in the Pisa Province of Tuscany on the second, third and fourth weekends in November. One fourth of Italy’s white truffles are produced in this territory and November is the heart of truffle gathering season. There will be food and craft stands and entertainment and restaurants will feature truffle menus. If you haven’t had truffles, this is a great place to get started.

Tuscany is proud of their white truffles, one of the tastiest and most expensive “mushrooms” in the world. On the second, third and fourth weekends November, it will be a good idea to visit La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco or the Festival of the White Truffle in the medieval hilltop town of San Miniato. Besides the food, you can enjoy craft displays, theater performances, and marching bands. You may be able to get a room at the Convento di San Franceso, and have more money to spend on those delicious truffles. San Giovanni d’Asso, near Siena, hosts a truffle festival the second and third weekends of November and is home to a truffle museum open on weekends.

It is a good idea to hire a car to move around and sample some of the world’s most exotic truffles during the truffle fair. car-rental-italy provides cars to rent to go around exploring the picturesque place of Italy and offers special economical packages especially for the tourists, who are visiting the place all through the year.

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