Lonely Planet Writer

Bumper white truffle harvest in Italy this year

Piedmont sees a record growth of the usually elusive white truffle.
Piedmont sees a record growth of the usually elusive white truffle. Image by CCFoodTravel.com / CC BY 2.0

The same rainy summer that led to poor grape harvests for Italy’s winemakers has produced the perfect growing conditions for white truffles, leading to a record amount of the fungus being dug up by truffle hunters in the Piedmont region. If you’ve never tried the normally extremely expensive delicacy, now is the time to do so, as prices of the have dropped by over 50% compared to previous years. Read more: telegraph.co.uk