Piedmont in pictures

Our visit coincided with peak white truffle season in Alba, so we ventured out on a nocturnal truffle hunt by the light of the full moon with local hunter Carlo and his trusty hound Buc. Being white, he proved relatively easy to keep up with while wading through the forest. Interestingly, truffle hunting is a bit of a free for all and local landowners have no claim to the nuggets of white gold unearthed on their grounds. The cost of a white truffle is ten times that of a black, so hunters head out either in the early hours of the morning or late at night so they won’t be spotted.

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