Experience the best of north Italian cuisine in the heart of truffle country.
At a glance
Piedmont is a gourmand’s heaven and a portal into the tantalising world of authentic Italian cuisine. Take a break in the tranquil Genoa countryside and get a unique insight into how the white truffle has transformed rural villages into buzzing market towns.
What to see
Head to the Acqui Terme market for a wander through the endless stalls, piled high with the regions freshest produce (think artisan cheeses, veggies and mountains of fruit).
Truffle time: take in the exuberant atmosphere of the famous Alba truffle fair and witness the commotion of the auctions that draw top chefs and buyers from all around the world who go mad for this regional delicacy. You can also partake in a truffle hunt for the ‘Alba Madonna’ truffle; the holy grail of fungi. After all that teasing truffle exposure all that’s left to do is eat some. And there’s nowhere better to do this than at the renowned Del Bardon da Belbo, where white truffles rule the menu.
Why we love it
It’s hearty Italian living at its best and has all the trademarks of a true culinary classic.