Resembling little potatoes or stones, the precious Tuber Magnatum Pico is hunted with dogs and dug up to special fanfare. Its strong aroma and pure, earthy taste have made it one of the most prized truffles in existence. We sell our truffles only fresh within a few days of being found. As white truffles grow thanks to a symbiotic relationship with white poplar trees, the health of our forests is of great importance to us. Maintaining our truffle forests is an ongoing process and includes selective culling of various trees. We worked closely with the Università of Siena on innovative projects such as installing irrigation and planting out small white poplar forests.


We offer guided truffle hunts for small groups – 8 people maximum – during the autumn months (from October 1st to December 15th). We have two trails of different difficulty (hard and easy, based on the fitness of our guests). We follow the truffle hunter and his dogs, discovering the amazing and unique process of hunting the precious white truffle of San Miniato. At the end of the walk, which takes about 1 hour and a half, we offer a tasting of organic, self-produced or local products at the farm shop. 

Send us an email if you want to join the hunt*, and click here if you want to watch a video shot by some of our guests.

*hunts are organized preferably on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you need to join us on a different day, please write us an email. In case of rain we can't confirm the experience. Please, bring appropriate shoes - or take one of our wellington boots.


In the San Miniato Area you can find many white truffle festivals going on between October and November. These are the ones we prefer:

Tartufesta in Montaione (10 minute driving from the farm) on October 20, 26-27.

49° Mostra Mercato Nazionale del tartufo bianco di San Miniato (10 km far from Fattoria Barbialla Nuova): on November 9-10, 16-17, 23-24. Click here to see the website.