The city has solid historical roots, thanks to its gastronomic history: the truffles with its shops, pastry, wine with its wine bars are the corollary to an old town still intimately in medieval style. To understand this reality need to travel to Saturday via Maestra to the Piazza del Duomo to enjoy the great variety offered by the weekly market, or the ancient Piazza delle Erbe. The great fortune of Alba is the truffle market, its distinctive aroma pervades the whole city, but especially in the Galleria della Maddalena where buyers from all over Italy and not only embark on a rewarding exchange game. The bargaining ritual of trifole all played on olfaction, the groping, knowing that every seeker beat patiently many paths under the moonlight with the help of a highly skilled dog.

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