The lovely yellow house with the elegant blue shutters lured me in to finding out more about a place which reminds me so much of Switzerland. I'm speaking of an area 40 miles south Torino Italy where the winter Olympics will be held this year.
So what do the white truffles have to do with this beautiful villa? Everything. Quietly nestled in the town of Alba lies a dynasty. You won't see olive trees or be able to experience the Mediterranean, but you will be able to experience rolling hills filled with enormous oak trees lingering in the fog among many other cedar and poplar. These are the same hills which prize the wine of Barolo and a shaved seasoning of white truffles over pasta tossed in butter with your enticing meal.
Have I enticed you enough? Read on for more.