Alba Travel Guide

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Alba is an Italian town in Piedmont region, in the province of Cuneo. It is considered the capital of the hilly area of Langhe, and is famous for its white truffle, peach and wine production.

With its Ferrero Rocher factory churning out the world’s best-selling chocolates, including Mon Cheri cherry pralines, Kinder Surprises and Nutella, Alba is a treat. Alba doesn’t disappoint foodies, who keep the town’s truffle fair and vendemia (grape harvest) inked in their diaries. Year-round Alba’s restaurant scene is second to none.

Radiating from the town, hazelnut groves and vineyards stretch across the surrounding Langhe hills. With so many wine cellars to visit, cycling and walking in the area is a true pleasure.

Alba’s prosperous heydays were in the 15th and 16th centuries and it came under Savoy control in 1628. At its peak it was home to more than 100 towers, and many of the red-brick structures still rise above Alba’s medieval core, centred on its imposing 12th-century Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (Piazza Duomo).

Today its cobbled streets are lined with chic boutiques, bars and restaurants.

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