authentic truffle hunting with a tartufai in the alta langa

Piedmont is world famous for the white truffle.  The "white truffle" or "trifola d'Alba Madonna" (Tuber magnatum) is found mainly in the Langhe and Montferrat areas of the Piedmont region in northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the cities of Alba and Asti.  Join one of our local tartufai, truffle hunters, on a search for these white and black gourmet delicacies.  In Piedmont, truffle hunters use dogs, instead of pigs, to sniff out the truffles.  Many of these experts come from truffle hunting families, using practices and talents that have been passed down for generations.  This is an opportunity not only to learn about truffles, but to engage in the ancient practice of walking through the woods in search of truffles buried beneath the soil very close to Villa San Lorenzo.

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Photography Classes

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY:  Join Clay for a customized photography class. Learn the techniques used to make mouthwatering and compelling food photos. 

LANDSCAPE:  Enjoy developing your skills photographing the stellar landscape of Piedmont's wine country. Learn how to best use light, framing, and exposure to your advantage.

EDITING:  Tips and tricks to edit your pictures in the post op phase.  Your friends will be amazed at the quality of pictures you are now able to share.

Clay is an award-winning photographer who has traveled the globe for the past twenty-years photographing a dozen cookbooks, every major wine region, countless travel features for magazines including National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Wine Spectator, Decanter, Time, Sports Illustrated, Food and Wine Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, The New York Times, and many other's.  Clay was a double major in Philosophy and Studio Art and worked as an assistant and photographer for Sports Illustrated and Reuters covering all the major Sports in the USA as well as president's, campaigns, weather, and daily life.  He is delighted to have found such a stunning part of the world to share from a visual perspective.

villa san lorenzo is the perfect location to host your destination wedding for 20 - 60 people

Villa San Lorenzo is a spectacular destination wedding property, please contact us to discuss all the details for your special day!

All photographs copyright 2015, Clay McLachlan

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Piedmont is a walking and hiking paradise.  Enjoy walking through the historic hill towns, world renowned vineyards and stopping at a local cafĂ© for lunch or enjoy a picnic lunch.  

your children will enjoy a SPECTacular day of supervised ACTIVities while you are out enjoying the beauty of the langhe wine country

Face painting & mani-pedi for kids  -  Arts and crafts (drawing, painting, coloring)  -  Writing, Directing, Acting, and performing original musical

Sports (volleyball, soccer, baseball)  -  Working in the garden and vineyard  -  Cooking classes & Pizza making  -  Games (cards, board games)