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Luxury Truffle-Hunting Trip in Italy

Truffle-Hunting in Piedmont: Every Gourmand's Mecca
September 11, 2019
By , Associate Editor

The fact that Piedmont is the land of hamlets, castles, and rolling hills is a given. The fact that it contains the first vineyard landscape to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage site makes sense, given the postcard-worthy scenery from every direction. But the fact that the territory is also renowned for the world’s best hazelnuts and the precious Alba white truffle may be the best known fact of all.

This fall, you are welcome to discover the Langhe & Roero region – a gastronomic mecca, and the yearly setting for the world’s greatest chefs, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs to gather for the special charity auction, and bid for the one-of-a-kind truffles, paired with obscene amounts of Barolo and Barbaresco wines. And if this is really up your alley, the most exclusive guests are welcome to enjoy this auction from the historic Grinzane Cavour Castle itself, located in the heart of the area (which is not usually open to the public).

Besides the auction, however, there are ample other events through which guests can enjoy not only the truffles, but also the other amazing regional foods, and the fine Italian hospitality. Truffle-hunting in the woodlands with either a truffle dog or an expert guide, special wine-tastings with private sommeliers, a visit to a Michelin starred chef’s private garden or to a local cheese producer, are all only some of many ways for you to experience Piedmont this fall.

Although the money you spend depends largely on how many truffles can fit in your stomach, truffle hunting is actually not as expensive as it may seem, and the trip is very good value – especially since it’s one of the best culinary trips anyone who considers themselves a gourmand can take. 

To book your truffle-hunting experience in Piedmont today, contact travel@galavante.com.