Alba is a small Italian town in North Italy, in the region of Piedmont, only 50 km from Turin, that means just one hour and half by train from Turin. There is no direct train so you need to change in some other town, and the ticket costs around 5 euro one way. If you are coming from Milan, the trip will take around 3 h and you need to change the train in Turin.
I was visiting Alba because of the International White Truffle Fair, that is happening every October in Alba. During the Fair, this small town is full with tourists, everywhere around there are stands and free tasting of truffles and chocolate. The truffle’s prices are from 5 euro up to 5000 euro.
I am not so big fan of truffles, so i went to try some chocolate and typical sweets from that region, for free .
Everywhere in the squares there was some event, like the local show of all the neighborhoods with their flags. Our group of friends was international as always. Edo, was our host and local guide for Alba, with his friend from Spain and my friends from Turkey and Russia. Thanks to our friend there, we could see and try lot of local things that we could never see like tourists, because of this it is better to be traveler and explorer and always try to meet local people, to ask them to help you to explore the place together, so you will be surprised how many new things you will learn.
Alba is also home of the Ferrero company, that produce the famous Nutella, tic tac and kinder.