One of things we love most about living here in The Langhe region of Piedmont is the annual Truffle fair which is about to take place in Alba during the month of October.
The streets and piazzas of Alba host literally hundreds of stands displaying all sorts of products but particularly truffle. The local restaurants offer truffle based menus and tourists and gourmets from all over the world come to Alba to participate in this carnival which lasts a month.
The town’s local weekly newspaper (Gazzetta D’Alba) produces a free newspaper in English for the festival which allows tourists to see exactly what is going on in addition to interesting articles about the history of Alba and its association with the truffle. These tend to go quite quickly as you would expect. Continue reading