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Alba’s White Truffle

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Among truffles the White Truffle is considered the most precious and exquisite! Because of its value, both economical and gastronomical, it is often compared to diamonds!

It’s possible to find the White Truffle in several areas around Italy, France and on the Istrian Peninsula; however it is found mostly in the Langhe and Montferrat regions especially around the city of Alba and Asti. The truffles discovered in this area are the most precious ones on the market.

A good size white truffle can weight around 500 grams, even though usually they are smaller. The flesh is either pale cream or light brown.

The white truffle market in Alba is the most important one in the world. Every year truffle lovers come to visit the town to enjoy tastings and events related to this precious truffle. The busiest period is between October and mid-November when the White Truffle Fair takes place. This is the oldest white truffle fair in the world and it offers a wide range of entertainment to its visitors like concerts, tastings and also a white truffle walk.

The main event of the fair is the Worldwide Auction Sale of the White Truffles of Alba hosted every year in the Castle of Grinzane. Because of the popularity of the fair the auction is connected via satellite to other cities around the world!

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Alba’s white truffle is becoming a status symbol and its value is growing very quickly. In 2001 it was sold for $2000–$4500 per kilogram; only few years later in 2009 it was sold for $14,203.50 per kilogram! However the team that organizes the Alba fair refuse to let it become an elite event so they decided to donate a big part of the earnings from the auctions to charity.

Visiting Alba during the fair period visitors will enjoy the Food and Wine Exhibition, Alba Qualità; here it is possible to taste the typical and mouth-watering products and dishes of the region as well as its famous and precious wines!

Private Alba and Langhe Tour

Alba - Vineyards
Alba - Church of San Giovanni BattistaAlba - DuomoAlba - Palazzo MarroBarbaresco - Nebbiolo VineyardBarbaresco - SignBarbaresco - ViewBarolo - PanoramaVino Barolo - View from the Barolo Wine MuseumTartufo di Alba - White truffles from Alba

From: $147.82

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

09:00 AM

mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your Private Alba and Langhe Tour will take you on a unique journey to discover the beautiful and rich Langhe Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Turin to take you on a full day excursion.

The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the delightful views from the car. The Langhe Region is famous around the world for its production of fine wines and for the precious Alba’s White Truffle.

Your first stop will be in the lovely town of Alba the center of the UNESCO Human Heritage area of Langhe. Here you will have some free time to discover the city on your own. We suggest to walk around its gorgeous historical center and to visit some of its beautiful churches and palaces. In particular worth a visit are the 12th century Duomo, the Church of San Domenico, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Bishop’s Palace and the Palazzo Comunale.

At the end of your tour meet again your driver, you still have a lot to discover!

Your tour will continue in the charming tiny village of Barbaresco. Here you will immediately have a tasting of its famous wines. Barbaresco is strictly produced only from Nebbiolo grapes; it is aged 3 years before being ready for the market. Other wines produced in the area are: Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Chardonnay and Langhe Rosso.

After your tasting you will have time to discover the city on your own. Barbaresco offers few attractions like a characteristic medieval tower or the ex-Church of San Donato. The 11th century tower is the symbol of the city. Once used to protect the village against the barbarian invasions today it is the perfect spot from where enjoy a breath-taking view over the lovely countryside. The charming ex-Church of San Donato houses the Barbaresco Regional Enoteca Wine Shop where it is possible to find more than 100 local wine labels.

We suggest also to try a few of the mouth-watering dishes of the area in one of the delicious restaurants that the city offers.

Your next stop will be in the delightful village of Barolo. Here you will enjoy a tasting of one of the most famous Italian wines. Barolo wine is made 100% from Nebbiolo grapes and it is aged a  minimum of 38 months. Barolo is a rich and full bodied wine, lightly colored with a complex aroma.

After your tasting you will have some free time to visit this lovely little village on your own. The best way to explore Barolo is walking around enjoying its little streets and typical buildings. Gorgeous is the ancient Castello Faletti built during the 10th century. It is located right in the center of Barolo and offers to its visitors many attractions like a museum and an enoteca. Visiting the museum it is possible to discover the history of the village and its surroundings, while the enoteca has a huge collection of local wines.

At the end of your tour your driver will bring you back to your accommodation in Turin.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Barbaresco Wine Tasting

– Barolo Wine Tasting

– Visit of Alba

– Visit of Barbaresco

– Visit of Barolo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Alba

– Barbaresco

– Barolo

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation