Tuesday, 21 October 2014

How to discover Italy - The WHITE TRUFFLE Fair -Alba until Nov 16th 2014

A great way to spend one of the next week ends is to go to Alba , a small  town in Piedmont, about 3-4 hours driving from Geneva . Alba is a beautiful town in the magnificent Langhe Hills , the town was founded by the Romans and it has a very well preserved medieval city center where each Saturday you can also find a nice markets with hundreds of stalls.
Alba built its fortunes on the White Truffle and it's considered the capital of truffles. Each year the most important event is the International White Truffle Fair which begins in October and ends in November; in this period the city center is full of exhibition stands, where you can see, smell and buy white truffles and also many other products typical from the area such as such as sausages, wine, honey and cheese . 
The program of the Fair is full of fantastic activities for everybody , including workshops for kids , cooking lessons from very famous chefs, concerts and various exhibitions ; have a look at the detailed  White Truffle Fair Program  to see what's on in the coming days /weeks  
The fair ends with the World White Truffle Auction which was first held in 1999. The auction is hosted in a castle and there is a satellite connection with other international locations that compete to get the most precious and rare truffles.
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