The 87th Alba Truffle Festival and Piedmont Property

Last weekend saw the start of the 87th Alba White Truffle Festival. This is the only time the area of Langhe and Roero fills up with visitors from all over the world.

We've had a great summer that seems to refuse to end and no rain means no truffles, or at least very few. But that doesn't stop us enjoying ourselves because this world-famous festival is not just about rare fungi. It's about wine, food and the people that make us this great region. I think it's my 12th year and I never tire of it.

And in all those years I've been here I've never seen Alba so full of people. It's great to see and proves the region is really booming and great things are to come.

If you're thinking about buying a property, don't wait. If you do you'll regret it as good houses are hard to find and prices will go through the roof. For example, I had a not too fantastic house in the Barolo area a few years ago and we couldn't sell it. Clients thought they could do better. But it had a 5,000sqm Nebbiolo/Barolo vineyard. In the end it sold for less than €100,000. Today, the vineyard alone is worth more than €500,000!

We're seeing a big increase in demand for tourism properties - wine businesses, B&Bs and Agriturismo. One B&B Agriturismo owner told us they are fully booked for this year and all of 2018! Smart people are realising this is the time to take the plunge.

We have some great properties, we're really proud of our service and always want to do the very best for our clients. So come visit and we'll find you exactly what you need. But you've been warned - don't wait too long!

Richard Edwards of Langhe Property (Piemonte Property) Italy
Property consultant

Richard Edwards

+39 346 1214077

I was born in London with a family line from all over the place, including Italy. I've been married to Urszula for 25 years. We met purely by accident at the Berlin wall in 1990, six months after it came down. I established Piemonte Property 11 years ago, then, when Alex joined, we renamed our agency Langhe Property.

I've been working in local real estate since 2006, have a vast experience in the market and the area so can help you with every twist and turn.

We'll take you viewing and will help with whatever you need for your trip and beyond.

It's also my job to update the website, find and photograph houses and find solutions for you.

Interests: Cars and motorcycles and Vespas, visiting wine producers, playing guitar, travelling and walking our white Golden Retriever, George.


Here are few properties that we feel are really outstanding - either because of being great value for money, are in incredible locations or are just great homes.

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

We love this property. Restored with great taste and to the highest standard. Location is beautiful. This part of south Piedmont should not be overlooked. An impressive private home that has great rental potential.

  • €1,190,000
  • 6
  • 7
Barbaresco home built to high standard

Barbaresco home built to high standard

The quality of construction and attention to detail on this home is amazing. It has features you'd find a 100 yr old Piemontese farmhouses but done with modern materials to ensure the very best living space.

  • €580,000
  • 3
  • 2
Langhe villa with incredible view

Langhe villa with stunning views

A truly outstanding property. Location is incredible with beautiful views of the Alps and is within walking distance of the town. The house was built in 2015 to a very high standard and with features typical to houses in Piedmont.

  • €399,000
  • 3
  • 4