The International Alba White Truffle Fair continues to be every year the most important event in the world dedicated to the “King of Mushrooms”, the Tuber magnatum Pico.
An event that turns the spotlight on Alba, on the hills of the Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato, on quality agrifood and on the excellence of our country, becoming one of the most sought-after and prestigious showcases of Made in Italy.
The Alba White Truffle has proved once again to be the ambassador of a very wide and diversified context, the standard bearer in the world of an area rich in beautiful landscapes, traditions, culture and a food and wine quality that is one of the main driving forces of the Langhe Monferrato and Roero region’s economy.
On 31st October 2017, Alba was also officially recognised by UNESCO as “Creative City for Gastronomy”. A recognition that strengthens the city’s international vocation.
Set in the beautiful natural scenery of the Langhe, and of which it is the historical and economic capital, Alba is a city rich in culture, history and traditions. It is the ancient Alba Pompeia, though its origins are clearly pre-Roman, rich in archaeological finds and evidence of its glorious past.
The city can boast among its citizens illustrious men such as emperors (including the consul Publius Elvius Pertinace), experts in law and history, ministers, as well as some contemporary entrepreneurs. Alba is known for its beauty, its curious sights, its renowned industries and gastronomic products, including truffles and wine, which are now sold all over the world.
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It is the most exciting experience for a truffle enthusiast. A hunter accompanied by his dog will lead tourists through the woods in search of the precious hypogeous mushroom, led only by the animal’s sense of smell and intuition gained over years of experience.
The truffle hunt will always be supervised by a guide with expertise in truffles, the natural environment and the Langhe and Roero area.
LANGHE EXPERIENCE TOUR – CONSORZIO TURISTICO LANGHE MONFERRATO ROERO
Would you like to plan your stay during the Alba White Truffle Fair?
Would you like to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Langhe Monferrato Roero Unesco hills for unique and authentic experiences?
Langhe Experience can help you plan a tailor-made holiday, in the best charming Countryside Mansions in the area, book for you the best starred and gourmet restaurants, the most characteristic taverns, the most exciting trips and the most original tours to discover the Truffle, the Great Wines and the local excellence.
Immersed in the silence and atmosphere of the woods, with the area’ s best “trifolau”, a chance to enjoy the most intense emotional experience of a holiday in Langhe Monferrato Roero.
Learn the traditions and anecdotes about the precious hypogeous mushroom, see the dog at work and understand the training techniques and the relationship with the master, get to know the truffle plants, delve into the aromas, breathe in the scents… these are emotions to remember!
Would you like to visit a winery in Langhe Roero and Monferrato?
Would you be eager to taste a wine while meeting the people who produced it?
Would you like to buy excellent wine directly from the producer?
The wineries are open every day!
For those wishing to travel to the city by train, there are two new festive train services on the SFM4 line between Alba and Turin.
The first train departs from Alba at 9.07 p.m. and arrives in Torino Stura at 10.33 p.m.
The second one departs from Turin Stura at 9.27 p.m. and arrives in Alba at 10.53 pm.
The two rides, tested in previous years only on Sundays during the Truffle Fair, have this year definitively become part of the general timetable of the Metropolitan Railway Service 4 and will operate all year round.
Each day there are 32 train connections (30 on Saturdays and 16 on Sundays and public holidays) between Turin and Alba: it takes less than 1h20′ from Porta Susa to reach the characteristic Langhe town. The ticket price for adults is 5.25 euro, 3.5 euro for children up to 12 years of age, while children up to 4 years of age travel free.