Alba Truffle Festival in the Unesco hills

Alba Truffle Festival in the Unesco hills

Why is it so prestigious? Discover it at the Alba Fair, October and November

Duration: 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS Ideal for: Individuals and small groups

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TOUR PROPOSAL 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

  • 2 nights in a double room in a selected charming hotel / farmhouse / country house in Langhe Monferrato Roero
  • Buffet breakfast with local products
  • 1 dinner in a characteristic restaurant, with tasting menu
  • 1 visit to a Barolo or Barbaresco winery with tasting
  • 1 local cookery course in a homely setting with professional chef and equipment, preparing a complete traditional set menu and followed by lunch or dinner with the dishes prepared
  • Visit of a small local Truffle boutique with tasting of truffle-derived products
  • 1 Truffle hunting excursion in the woods with the “Trifolau” and his dog
  • 1 admission to the Truffle Market in Alba – International Alba White Truffle Fair (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • 1 guided visit to Alba town centre
  • 1 visit to the Grinzane Cavour Castle, Unesco site

 

Pics credits: Elena Pardini, Franco Giaccone, Davide Carletti for Ente Fiera del Tartufo

DAY 1

Arrival in the Unesco hills  and check-in at the chosen accommodation facility. Local cookery course in the homely setting: preparation of a traditional menu to discover the roots of our local food & wine culture, picking up some of the secrets behind the flavours and ingredients from an expert cook and lunch or dinner with the dishes prepared.
Overnight stay.

DAY 2

After a rich breakfast, departure to visit the prestigious Barolo and Barbaresco wine growing hills, along the Unesco Vineyard landscapes. Guided visit to a well-known wine cellar with tasting and visit to the impressive Grinzane Cavour Castle, Unesco site.
Dinner in a selected characteristic and panoramic restaurant. Overnight stay.

DAY 3

After breakfast and check-out, meeting with the guide in Alba, the “Capital” of Langhe hills and Unesco Creative City of Gastronomy, for a guided visit to the historical centre among medieval towers, liberty palaces, elegant boutiques and historical cafés. Stop at a local Truffle boutique with possibility to buy top-quality truffle products.
The city hosts the International Alba White Truffle Fair with the Truffle Market, where the Truffle Hunters sell their precious underground mushrooms certified by a quality commission. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, simulated Truffle Hunting Excursion in the woods, with a “Trifolau” (Truffle hunter) and his dog.

Departure to go back to your daily life with fresh energy and good vibes!

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