A Guide to Alba, Italy, the White Truffle Capital of the World; Kat Odell; Vogue

Italy – Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato

Food lovers from around the world flock to the UNESCO World Heritage site for the fleeting aroma and distinct flavor of precious white truffles.

The morning and late-night fog hangs thick and low over Alba’s softly rolling hills, desaturating the browning lands like a retro Instagram filter. From late September through January, this picturesque town in Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region plays host to gastrotourists from around the world who flock to the UNESCO World Heritage site for the fleeting aroma—and flavor—of underground magic: that earthy, garlicky, nearly gasoline-y perfume of tartufi bianchi, or white truffles.

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