National Exhibition of White Truffle 2022 in San Miniato
On weekends from 12 to 27 November, tasting and shopping for Italy's most famous truffle
It is considered a 'magic fruit', the 'diamond of the earth' or 'white gold', not least because of its price, which last season was close to EUR 4,000 per kg. Whoever finds it has a fortune.
During the three weekends of 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 November, the medieval town of San Miniato (between Empoli and Pisa), birthplace of filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and once home to Frederick II and Napoleon Buonaparte, will be the Italian capital of the White Truffle.
The Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco di San Miniato (San Miniato White Truffle National Market Fair), now in its 51th edition, takes place when the fruit is fully ripe and at its peak. Together with the white truffle, one can appreciate the best of Italian agro-food excellence.
The chefs will animate the more than two kilometres of Italy's most important open-air taste workshop, where typical products meet the more than one hundred thousand visitors from all over Italy to learn about new cooking trends and new taste alliances.
A true festival of knowledge and flavours where gourmets and visitors gather to appreciate the excellence of food and wine. Truffle hunters with their champion dogs competed in the heart of Tuscany, in Valdegola, in a magical land and unspoilt environment, to find the precious nuggets in the woods and try to beat Arturo Gallerini's record.
Since 1954, his record has stood, ever since he found the world's largest truffle in the hills of San Miniato. It weighed 2520 grams.