Huge Italian Truffle to Be Sold At Macau Auction
A 1.5-kg white truffle found in the Italian countryside will be sold at a charity auction in Macau where it is expected to fetch 150,000 euros ($216,000).
Truffle hunter Cristiano Savini's dog, Rocco, sniffed out the truffle, one of the biggest unearthed in the past 50 years, by an oak tree near Pisa last weekend, in an area of Tuscany where Cristiano and his father scout for truffles every year.
The truffle was 75 centimetres (2.5 feet) underground. It took Savini and his father more than an hour to get the truffle out.
According to media reports, the 1.5-kg truffles were the biggest since a 2.5-kg truffle was found in 1954 and presented to former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower.
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