In between Bologna and Modena, nestled between the mountains lies a little town called Savigno. Not many have heard of this town but those who know of it; know that it is the home of Amerigo dal 1934 and the “Tartofla”, the tartufo festival of Savigno that goes on during the whole month of November.
Italy’s Piedmont and Alba region are famous for their white truffles (tartufo bianco) but if you aren’t around that area during the fall (when it’s Italy’s mushroom and tartufo season) and find yourself in Emilia Romagna, then Savigno is a perfect afternoon stop to either take lunch or dinner at Amerigo to enjoy some of that Italian truffle.
Just be sure to book in advance because as you can imagine this small Michelin restaurant is always booked.
If you are there during Tartufo festival season, then plan to go there on weekends. The festival runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00. It is an outdoor market where you can easily spend a couple of hours buying some fresh white truffle, stocking up on other truffle products, and of course eating typical Emilia Romagna dishes with tartufo. There is also an abundance of Vin Brule (mulled wine) and cioccolato caldo (hot chocolate) to warm you up if you get cold.
I actually liked this little town so much that I went back twice over the course of two weeks!
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