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Neumeier Aug 15, 1999 06:21 PM

Does anyone have good lodging tips for the truffle
festival in Alba, Italy?

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    Peter Palmieri RE: Neumeier Aug 15, 1999 09:05 PM

    We stayed at the hotel Il Castelli in Alba last
    November. It is a new hotel that is quite comfortable
    and a very easy walk to the center of town where the
    Truffle Festival will take place. There is no end to
    the excellent restaurants in the area. Il Vicoletta is
    excellent as is the trattoria, La Libera, in Alba. A
    must is Dei Cacciatori in Albaretto della Torre but
    reservations must be made well in advance. Another
    upscale restaurant is the highly acclaimed Da Guido in
    Costiglione d'Asti and reservations there too must be
    made well in advance.

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      neumeier RE: Peter Palmieri Aug 17, 1999 09:07 PM

      How long did you stay in Alba? Should we stay there
      for the whole 8 days of our vacation and rent a car for
      road trips, or just stay for a few nights?

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        karen RE: neumeier Jun 7, 2000 11:37 PM

        My friend and I want to go to the truffle festival this year, we want to know the best time to go!

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          Peter RE: karen Jun 8, 2000 01:14 AM

          The truffle fair is held every Saturday during the month of October in Alba which is in the Region of Piemonte, Italy. Now is not too early to get room reservations. We liked the hotel Il Castelli in Alba. The food in this Region of Italy is outstanding. Restaurant reservations in the top places should be made very, very early as Alba draws large crowds for the festivities.

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