Alba Truffle Festival

There is no better place than Alba to taste the very best truffles in the world. This small Piedmontese town in Italy will be holding its 75th Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco in late October, with a host of auctions, markets and gourmet extravaganzas in celebration of the famous white truffle. During this festival, Hotel Eden Roc, just over the Swiss border, is offering a two-night package, which includes a trip to Alba, a guided visit to the truffle market, and a truffle lunch at the world-renowned restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento. Guests can soak up the atmosphere in the Italian town, before heading back to the stunning Lake Maggiore and Swiss Alpine air of Ascona.