Autumn in Italy means the harvest of tastes and smells of Italian gastronomy, notably Italy’s delicious truffle, particularly the highly-prized white version. This year, the Region of Piedmont locals and visitors are celebrating the 83rd edition of the International White Truffle of Alba Fair.
Expect weekends full of special events, everything from the “heart of the fair,” i.e. the Market, offering certified white truffle for sale, and a Palio Race (by donkey), to wine tastings, gourmet food stands and restaurants (offering special menus), concerts and art exhibits. Finally, this year’s recipient of the Truffle of the Year remains a mystery, but in years past the "Tartufo dell’Anno" has gone to such luminaries as Claudia Cardinale, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, and Winston Churchill. The event is organized by the Ente Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba.
International White Truffle of Alba Fair