Truffles are found across much of Italy, from Piedmont and Veneto in the north to the undulating landscape of Tuscany and bucolic Umbria in the centre of the country. Where you go depends on the type of truffle you’re looking for and the time you’re there. The autumn into winter months bring both black and white varieties to the table. Several festivals celebrate the abundance of truffles at this time, perhaps most famously the Alba International Truffle Festival in Piedmont and La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco in San Miniato, Tuscany. Outside of celebrations like these, visitors can arrange truffle hunting excursions, in which they’ll be accompanied by a specially trained dog, in the autumnal woodland with some tours also including a masterclass into cooking with the truffles found that day. Luxury hotels offering this seasonal experience include Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel in Tuscany where a hunt is followed by a truffle-inspired experience at the spa and a truffle-infused dinner.