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Alba International White Truffle Fair

Via Vittorio Emanuele 19 | Museo Federico Eusebio, 12051, Alba, Italy
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Great wines in a beautiful town

Alba is a gorgeous, traditional Italian town. The yearly truffle festival is a great time to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cmbriner
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Milan, Italy
What an event !

Each year in Oktober this festival makes the small town of Alba the Middle point for White... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
marvinge
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Vienna, Austria
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Discover the allure of one of Italy’s most prized foods. At this month-long festival held in the northern Italian city of Alba you can see Medieval activities with traditional dress, watch a donkey race, visit special art and music events, witness the bidding on the stratospherically-priced white truffles, and of course indulge in truffle tastings.
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Via Vittorio Emanuele 19 | Museo Federico Eusebio, 12051, Alba, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alba is a gorgeous, traditional Italian town. The yearly truffle festival is a great time to visit, especially if you can come on quieter days (avoid the weekend). The festival itself is in a tent you need to pay to enter. Get the ticket with...More

3  Thank cmbriner
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Each year in Oktober this festival makes the small town of Alba the Middle point for White Truffles Experts and Connoisseurs . the whole city is in a festival mood many attractions and events take place and you can buy or at least taste the...More

2  Thank marvinge
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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

For a small fee you can enter in this paradise of flavors, smells and colors. If you go early in the morning, you will avoid big crowds. Regardless, all shop keepers are very friendly and knowledgeable and they will listen to you (and offer samples)...More

1  Thank pieroinusa
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

This annual fair/market is focused on the world-famous white truffles of the Alba region. However, there other delicious local & regional products displayed or ready to taste (e.g. Piemontese wines, sweets, cheeses, pasta etc. etc.. There's even a restaurant inside with some simple, but excellent...More

1  Thank Don_Pedro_CH
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The fair is actually more like a market/carnival mix with a variety of venders from candy-sellers to clothing to soaps, woods, honey, a carousel and of course truffle meats and cheeses. I had a great time and did quite a bit of walking. adorable town....More

2  Thank Charlotte L
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We drove an hour on mountainous single lane roads in fog but was rewarded with a great afternoon in Alba. After visiting Florence, Lucca, and Castilina in Chianti we were dissapointed with the town overall. The white truffle festival was worth the trip . Everything...More

2  Thank Skypilot1212
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The tent hosting the fair is in the city centre. The entrance fee is 3,50EUR. Among many displays of wine cheese and local specialities you will see the truffle sellers displays. Price for a truffle, according to size between 40 and 150EUR. You can get...More

1  Thank longtravel09
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Awesome trip - worth every penny! Worth one day - a lot of food and wine - try the white truffle on fried egg with a glass of Barolo- heaven !

1  Thank Peter V
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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous experience. Oh the truffles, the cheese and the vino, especially the Barolo. Not to be missed if in Italy during the festival. Authentic and unique a great place to taste and purchase quality food items.

1  Thank notanoldbiddy
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is the place where you can find great truffles and all the possible products with truffles, wine, salami, etc. Amazing local products.

1  Thank cihan t
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Heather H
June 22, 2017|
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You can get same day. We did.
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Heather H
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
You buy day of - usually short lines.
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Guaya11
August 20, 2016|
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I did not attend. I decided to focus my time in the Emilia Romagna region to enjoy more diverse food choices. Hopefully next time! I had planned to stay at Appartamenti Via Toti 1 in Alba - found it on Booking. Hope this... More
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