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(Italiano) San Miniato e San Giovanni d’Asso. Non solo Piemonte…. I grandi tartufi sono toscani

by Nadia Fondelli – For those who associate the taste of the truffle special and unique with Piemontewrong. In Italy there is in addition other places suited to the precious tuber in Tuscany and two queens are the localities of the truffle in this November that give the best of themselves with the exhibitions market : San Miniato and San Giovanni d’Asso.

The first of San Miniato Truffle Festival took place at the end of the sixties and more precisely October 26, 1969 in the Piazza Del Duomo , and after two years of stop, which certainly served to understand what “potential” had this valuable product , the party has been duly repeated every year.
Over the years, what was a simple festival has expanded more and more , becoming today an Exhibition at international level so much so that the show is presented to the press in Milan : White Truffle , always the protagonist , they were joined by local produce excellent Tuscan and national as wines, cheeses and meats that make these three weekends of November a showcase of Italian classics , little known and too often forgotten.

Today arrived at the 43 -year anniversary, San Miniato has preserved the richness of folk who still make the tourist live emotions of the past : he was awarded the biggest truffle and truffle older , traders to showcase their products , associations dealing with ” restore the wanderers ” with old recipes , the cottages offer comfortable accommodation in old farm houses and all this gives the visitors the taste of the land and the desire to repeat the experience next year.

This year , after the inauguration on 9 November with the usual charity auction continues in the weekend of 16, 17 November and 23 November 24, with among other things with the Homage to Cigoli with exposure of the self- artist Lodovico Cardi at Palazzo Grifoni . Also reported from guided tours to the main monuments and hidden secrets of San Miniato and XXV Show Philatelic – Numismatic .

In San Giovanni d’Asso, the Exhibition has come to its XXVIII edition this fall . Still a special weekend , that on the 16th , November 17 to discover this wonderful medieval village of Crete Senesi set in a breathtaking landscape and the precious tuber.

It will be possible to visit the exhibition as well as the Museo del Tartufo – first in Italy – and exhibitions of handicrafts and local products for the town’s streets.
And for a unique experience – from booking now as places are limited – you can November 17 to reach San Giovanni d’Asso with Trenonatura , a beautiful vintage train that rhythms of the past through a unique landscape and be guests in its carriages centoporte between puffs of steam whistles and will take you to the capital of the truffle .
It starts from Grosseto Station at 10.00 and return at 18.55 . Book at : tel. 0577 48003 – 338 8992577 – Email:

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