“San Miniato” is located in the lower Arno valley, on the south-eastern hills dominating the river plains, halfway between Pisa and Florence, in Tuscany, Italy. The mediaeval village of San Miniato is in the centre of Tuscany and further than being rich in art and history it is famous for truffle.
A national white truffle fair is held here in November. An opportunity to discover many exceptional local products and important historical collections. This year it’s the 4th edition.
The first Festival of the White Truffle of San Miniato was held on the 26th of October 1969 in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) and after couple of years it has been held every year since then.
Over the years the festival has grown enormously and has become today an internationally recognized exhibition: together with the White Truffle, always the star of the celebrations, other local products such as wine, cheese and cold cuts are shown and this makes these three November weekends an important showcase for our area.
San Miniato has managed to retain the richness of popular customs which allows tourists to experience old Tuscan passions and memories.
There are many ways of cooking white truffle: on eggs, veal scaloppine,chicken, on a risotto, but one of the best is certainly with fresh tagliolini and original parmisan cheese… really delicious…
Further than being a unique experience the natural landscape is also worthing. The view of the hills where San Miniato is situated are simply breathtaking and the ancient village is just like an old picture. Absolutely lovely. Your Tuscan experience can be completed by staying in a country villa just a few km from San Miniato, where you can rest, enjoy the absolute quietness of this period and cook truffles!