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Inauguration of the International Alba White Truffle Fair

An event dedicated to safety

With the inauguration of Friday 9 October, the 90th edition of the international Alba White Truffle fair has officially opened, proving the courage of an entire territory that does not give up on its most representative event. The event will be held every weekend from 10 October to 6 December, to which are added the extraordinary openings of Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December, from 10 to 18. Among the key elements of this year, there is a reference to security, further strengthened to cope with the risks associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The event was managed thanks to an ad hoc protocol. The municipality of Alba and the international organization of the truffle fair have developed a safety plan that represents an important guarantee for all participants. Within the perimeter of the historic center, 13 gates will be set up in the transit area, manned by over 50 employees who will monitor contingent access to the fair. In each passage, without prejudice to the obligation to wear the mask even outdoors in public spaces, the body temperature will be measured.

Full freedom of movement will be guaranteed to Albese citizens residing in the center. The approximately 700 families residing within this perimeter will have free access to the entire area, as well as workers and guests of the accommodation facilities located in this area. They will be recognized through a bracelet delivered at home or delivered in the workplace. The guests of the accommodation facilities will be managed by the tourist office located in Piazza Risorgimento. Disabled and emergency vehicles will have the possibility of access from all gates.

For the events scheduled at the fair, limited areas will be established in which entrances will be monitored and contacts traced. In a joint note, the mayor Carlo Bo, the councilor for tourism and events Emanuele Bolla and the president of the international Alba White Truffle fair body, Liliana Allena , commented: "We thank all the interlocutors with whom worked in synergy in a particularly complex moment: police headquarters, prefecture, police, firefighters, health authorities and the many volunteers who will guarantee us the smooth running of the International Alba White Truffle Fair, a very important event for the whole territory ".

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