Alba International White Truffle Fair - October > November

The International White Truffle Fair ( of Alba is back, the prestigious event dedicated to the Tuber Magnatum Pico, the "diamond" of truffles.

The program includes weeks of events spread throughout the Langhe and Roero area. Alba, also home to Ferrero chocolate brand, is a city full of surprises, many to be discovered in the underground. For truffles, of course. But also because it preserves remains of Roman forums, walls and temples below medieval houses and towers. So much wealth also shines on the surface, with the Gothic Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Church of the Maddalena and the Town Hall.

The Truffle Fair, including the Alba Truffle Show, will offer its tastiest moments among Alba's streets and squares.

Truffle from Alba

Where to sleep: Il Boscareto Resort & Spa - 5-nights from £ 1150 per person including breakfast and fully comprehensive car hire. Travel October to November

Where to eat: Vigin Mudest, via Vernazza 11, Tel. 0173.44.17

Travel's tip: With Turismo in Langa ( you discover the secrets of the hundred towers of Alba and climb the bell tower of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, to admire the city from 45 meters high.

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