Milan's Hotel Principe di Savoia Offers Truffle Hunting

Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Tis the season… for truffle hunting in Italy. The Piedmont region is renowned for the rare white truffle—the most expensive and sought-after truffle in the world. The best time to find these culinary delicacies is in October and November; gourmands flock to the white truffle market in Alba for the annual Fiera del Tartufo (truffle fair). Milan’s Principe di Savoia—the Dorchester Collection hotel on the Piazza della Repubblica—has launched a truffle hunting package to coincide with this event.

Guests are chauffeured in a Mercedes E Class to the Piedmont region, where you'll go truffle hunting with specially-trained dogs in Roddi, followed by a four-course lunch at Enoclub Ristorante, where truffles are prominently featured on the menu. In the afternoon, you’ll head to the famous Truffle Fair in Alba to shop for these locally-foraged treats. The fair takes place on Saturdays and Sundays through November 18, 2012. The package, including buffet breakfast, starts from 550 euros in a Classic Room. Three nights stay required. For more information, visit www.hotelprincipedisavoia.com

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