The night before our truffle hunt, our little family had joked about the “hunting” aspect. Are truffles sneaky and fast? Might they get away if you aren’t quick enough with your attack? The next day we all giggled as we imagined rebellious and elusive truffles while our car wound through a maze of green misty hills towards our destination – a perfect backdrop for our impending adventure. The kids were giddy and excited as we came to a halt outside a gate that was hung with signs all in Italian but with the message coming through very clear – guns, knives, and bigger guns awaited you if you entered without warning. Wow, maybe this day was going to be more suspenseful than we imagined!