Two years after the pandemic and then war in Ukraine put a decades-old program on ice, Rogue Valley students are invited to study abroad in the county seat’s Italian sister city. The Medford Alba Sister City Association issued a press release Monday announcing the reinstatement of the exchange program for the first time since 2019. “We’re very exci...

I remember the first time I walked into a local trattoria in Alba during the peak of white truffle season, hit by the distinctive aroma of umami meets earth. On steroids. That was the Tartufo Bianco d’Alba. Considered the most famous white truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico) in the world, the Tartufo Bianco d’Alba can only be found in the northern Italia...

October and November are tartufo (truffle) season in Piemonte in northwest Italia. I was studying Italian in Torino in early October last year and joined a few classmates one weekend. We took a train from Torino to Alba, famous for its truffle festivals. After strolling past wine shops, coffee shops, and cafes on Alba’s narrow streets, we entered t...

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the Telstar satellite call between Medford and Medford’s sister city in Italy. The United States launched the first telecommunications satellite, Or Telstar, back in 1962. It was used to connect 23 cities in the U.S. with their European sister cities. Medford was the only city in the Pacific Northwest to be se...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

Alba has become known as the mecca food capital of Piemonte thanks to it’s white truffle, the most expensive food in the world. True wine and food lovers don’t need to look for an excuse to visit Piedmont, the region located in northwest Italy that has been picked by the Lonely Planet as the world’s top region to visit in 2019. However, coming here...

Alba, the town of Tartufo, in the Piedmontese Langhe. As we can easily imagine, it is not just truffles. Many natural and historical beauties meet in its territory and form the perfect place to go in search of something precious. Immersed in the picturesque frame of the Langhe, on the right of the Tanaro river, we find Alba, a little jewel from Nor...

In Italy during fall time there are several fairs and events happening which have as main goal that to value and promote the excellences of the territory. One of the most awaited is undoubtedly the Alba truffle fair this year in its 91st edition. The fair takes place in the Piemonte region, from 9 of October to 5 of December 2021 every year thousan...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...

The strength of the taste of the Alba White Truffle combined with the great wines of the Langa, combined with international solidarity, are confirmed stronger than Covid: the digital edition of the World White Truffle of Alba Auction No. 21, organized by the International White Truffle Fair of Alba (which continues online) and the Enoteca Regionale...