Alba and the Langhe

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Nestled in the beautiful natural setting of the Langhe, of which it is the historical and economic capital, Alba is a city rich in culture, history and traditions. It is ancient Alba Pompeia, so named by the consul Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, but with surely pre-Roman origins, rich in archaeological finds and evidence of its glorious past. The city counts among its citizens such distinguished men as emperors (including Consul Publius Elvius Pertinace), experts in law and history, ministers, as well as modern businessmen. Alba is known for its beauty, its curious sights, its renowned industries, and its gastronomic products, including white truffles and wine, now sold worldwide.

What to visit in Alba

  • The Cathedral of St. Lawrence sec. XV
  • The Church of St. Dominic sec. XIV
  • The International White Truffle of Alba Fair.
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Immerse yourself in food and wine tours where you can taste the delicious white truffle, tajarin and ravioli del plin.

The Langhe

The Langhe region is a unique corner of Italy that holds unrepeatable excellence, often only whispered in the ear as secrets by gourmets halfway around the world. Nebbiolo reigns here, with its noble offspring-Barolo and Barbaresco-protected by castles, towers and fortified villages that take us back to a Middle Ages of strife and splendor: pilgrims, salt merchants, captains of fortune, crusaders, Benedictine monks all trod this soil, leaving a legacy, a mark, a legacy. But it was farmers over centuries of toil who shaped the hills into the breathtaking landscape that opens to the tourist’s eyes today.

What to visit in the Langhe:

  • Barolo
  • Monforte d’Alba
  • La Morra
  • Grinzane Cavour
  • Sinio
  • Neive
  • And so much more…