The Autumn will be good for precious local products as white truffle, in fact thanks to the climate of the last Summer the harvest will be plenty, a good news for the upcoming White Truffle Market of Crete Senesi, that will take place in some towns of the Senese province from 1st November.
We recommend a gastronomical itinerary through San Giovanni d’Asso, Ponte a Tressa and Montisi: the first weekend of November will begin with extravirgin olive oil tastings, guided tours to an oil mill and a really strange match among distilled wines, chocolate and cigar, a triumph of flavors offered by the “fumenogastronomo” Fabrizio Franchi.
Besides restaurants and antique shops in Montisi there will be stands with pottery, earthenware and rare items, a nice idea for original souvenirs. On 8th and 9th November the event continues in Ponte a Tressa, where we suggest to book the dinner with chianina meat menu, on Friday evening, one of the local specialties worldwide renowned. Don’t miss the pasta workshop on Saturday 9th, useful to learn the delightful Senese recipes and the secrets of this gastronomical tradition.
San Giovanni d’Asso is the main destination of this tour, in fact here, on 9th and 10th November, you can join the photographic workshop dedicated to Crete Senesi, go to the White Truffle Market at the Castle, see the parade of the flag throwers from Castiglion Fiorentino along the alleys of the town, taste the most precious products, like the truffle homemade ice cream.
The last meetings will be on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, and if you want to drive through the suggestive Crete Senesi, on Sundays you can book a Ferrari tour, organized by the agency Driving the Dream, an exciting activity at one of the most unusual sets in Italy. Crete Senesi are an hidden gem for tourists and curious travelers, so reserve yourselves a trip through this area of Senese province, you’ll be amazed by the landscape.