Hunting for White Truffles in Piedmont

Piedmont is one of Italy’s lesser-known regions but it is truly one of the country’s richest especially when it comes to truffles. There’s nowhere better in the world to sample rare, expensive white truffles. The only thing better than tasting them: Hunting them, with beautiful dogs and charming brothers. Enjoy this segment below from the Piedmont episode of our PBS travel series:

Known as the “fratelli trifalau” to their neighbors in Costigliole d’Asti, brothers Giorgio and Natale Romagnolo are fifth-generation truffle hunters and thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to their home (La Casa del Trifulau) for a two-hour truffle hunting and tasting experience. The brothers will take you into the neighboring woods where hunting dogs Brio, Diana and Esterina aptly demonstrate their amazing ability to detect and dig out truffles. The white truffle season is September to November and various types of black truffles are in season the rest of the year. For more information, visit

Get details on all of the other segments we filmed in Piedmont – and how you can recreate them on your own trip – with a free copy of the Dream of Italy TV Series Travel Guide.

Updated 2018.