Drive to a typical Chianti farmhouse from which you’ll set off into the woods with a local truffle hunter and his truffle-sniffing dog. A coveted culinary ingredient, truffles are the underground ‘fruits’ of specific fungi. Their distinctive scent attracts animals, like flowers attract bees. In the kitchen, this warm earthy aroma transforms simple food into culinary masterpieces. Later enjoy a three-course truffle-based farmhouse lunch complemented by two glasses of wine. Eat hearty – soon you’re off to a winery to inspect their vineyards and cellars. Taste five different Chianti wines as you pause to contemplate your DNA – are you genetically Italian, or simply Italian at heart?