October is high season for truffles in Piedmont, and the truffle festival in Alba draws visitors from near and far. The charming town of Alba is located only 40 km from Villa Roccaverano and perfect for a day trip. Read more about the fair here.
However, you can also eat truffles in the local restaurants around Villa Roccaverano, and you might even be lucky to meet truffle dogs ‘at work’ i the area. The picture of a truffle dog and his owner below is taken by visitors in Villa Roccaverano, who drove down the hill to have dinner in ‘Cascina Ca’ Bianca’, which is a small restaurant closeby. While they were there, the truffle hunter brought the results of the day’s search to the restaurant, along with his very proud truffle dog, who obviously did a great job!