Visit Cuneo’s Gourmet Food Festivals by Private Jet Charter
One of the world’s premier gastronomic regions – the Slow Food Movement is headquartered here – Cuneo hosts two food festivals that are worth a trip for any food-lover. If you’re hungry, you can even visit them both in one weekend.
La Fiera Nazionale del Marrone (National Chestnuts Fair)
Historic Town Center, Cuneo, Province of Cuneo
Date: 14-16 October 2016
The scent of chestnuts roasting is a trademark of the cooler months in Italy, but the bustling town of Cuneo takes this humble nut to devotional heights with its annual National Chestnuts Fair, now in its 18th year. The marrones in the city of Cuneo are a sweeter, more flavorful variety than their American cousins, and lend themselves beautifully to cakes, soups and pastries. In addition to chestnuts, hundreds of local purveyors gather to sell some of the best produce in all of Italy, including big bundles of garlic, crisp apples, fresh goat cheese and roasted meats. For more information, visit the official website.
No tickets are required.
Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba (International White Truffle Fair)
Cortile della Maddalena, Alba, Province of Cuneo
Date: 8 October-27 November 2016
Every Fall foodies flock to Alba, the white truffle capital of Italy, to taste this elusive treat. While the prized tubers are difficult to find in the wild, they can be found by the basketful at the annual White Truffle Fair, now in its 86th year. Here, you can sniff, taste and buy truffles, as well as wines, liqueurs, Piedmontese hazelnuts, and cheeses from the gastronomic regions of Langhe and Roero. The Truffle Show, open Saturdays and Sundays, features a lineup of demonstrations and presentations on the truffle by world-class chefs.
Tickets to the market cost €3. Admission to the “Foodie Moments” and exclusive wine tastings are at additional cost. All tickets available for purchase here.
There are no direct commercial flights to Cuneo, but there is a way to spend less time at the airport and more time tasting truffles. Allow Air Charter Service to organize your private plane hire to Cuneo Levaldigi Airport.