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Alba

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Alba [10] is a town in Piedmont, Italy with a population of approx. 30,000. It is the capital of the Langhe vineyard landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is world renowned for its white truffles.

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By plane[edit]

The closest airports are in Turin and Milan. There is no direct connection between Alba and the airports, you need to catch train/buses to Turin and Milan central station and then reach Alba via bus and/or train again.

By train[edit]

If you're coming from Milan, get a regional train to Alba (change at Asti).

Get around[edit]

Alba

Walking is the best way to enjoy the historical town and its attractions.

See[edit][add listing]

Piazza Risorgimento from the Cathedral
  • Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Via Vida, 1 (city center). Built between 1486 and 1517, it's a great example of gothic architecture.  edit
  • Museo Civico F. Eusebio (Archaelogical and natural history museum), Via V. Emanuele 19, Alba (entrance Via Maestra - Cortile della Maddalena), ().  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • International Alba White Truffle Fair [11]- annual festival in Oct - Nov
  • Underground Alba, [1]. Guided by professional archaeologists, you'll discover the history of Alba from the Roman times to Middle Age and on. Booking mandatory.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Food and wine: many shops as well as wine bars sell local products such as wine, cheeses, hazelnuts and more.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Try the regional dishes such as "bagna cauda" sauce, and many others featuring white truffles. Also, don't forget that Alba is the hometown of Ferrero industry which invented Nutella hazelnut spread. Hazelnuts are another local product of Piedmont used in regional cuisine.

  • La Ciau del Tornavento, Piazza Baracco, 7, 12050 Treiso (CUNEO), +39-0173-638333 (, fax: +39-0173-638352), [2]. ambitious, consistently rewarding.  edit
  • Osteria del Vicoletto, Via Bertero, 6, 12051 Alba (CUNEO), +39-0173 363196 (). A beautiful prepared food supplier with six tables in back where they will serve you one of their full menus for dinner. up to €50.  edit
  • Enostizioteca Conterosso, Via Pierino Belli, 4/c (angolo Via Maestra), 12051 Alba (CUNEO), +39-0173 442094 (). A small, pleasant restaurant, which makes one of the finest rabbit stews in this part of Italy. €20-€30 per person.  edit
  • L'Inedito Vigin Mudest, Via Vernazza, 11, (), [3]. Elegant cuisine in the heart of Alba.  edit
  • La Libera, Via Elvio Pertinace, 24, +39 0173 293 155 (), [4]. Mon: 20-23; Tue-Sat: 12.00 – 14.30 / 20.00 – 23.00; Sun: closed. Open everyday during October. Regional cuisine  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Since Alba is considered the capital of the Langhe vineyards area, you can try the many great wines produced here: Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto are the most famous ones.

  • La Voglia di Vino, Via Pertinace 7/a, +39 0173 209312 (), [5]. Monday Closed; Tue 18:00 - 23:00; Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 23:00; Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:30; 17:30 - 23:30. Wine bar  edit
  • Vinoteca La Sagrestia, Piazza Rossetti, 6, +39 0173/363927 (), [6].  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Villa Tiboldi, Case Sparse, 127, 12043 Canale, +39 0173 970388 (, fax: +39 0173 959233), [7]. This prototypical italian villa was underrated until Paul Allen rented all nine rooms for the Turin Winter Olympics.  edit
  • Hotel Villa Beccaris (Hotel Villa Beccaris), Via Bava Beccaris, 1 - 12065 Monforte d'Alba (Alba), +39 017 378158, [8]. Romantic 4 star hotel in an eighteenth century villa, located on the top of a hill, few steps from Monforte d'Alba. Room rates from €160.  edit
  • Palazzo Finati (Palazzo Finati), Via Vernazza, 8, 12051 Alba CN, Italy, +39 0173 366324, [9]. Cozy and elegant hotel in the center of Alba. Elegantly understated Room rates from €160.  edit

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