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Among Langhe hills and vineyards in southern Piedmont you’ll find Alba. Being part of the Langa area Alba is one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites.
It is a small town of remarkable beauty and a superb place to eat, being known as the gourmet capital of Piemonte (a white truffle based menu is not to be missed!)
It is called the city of a hundred medieval towers, many no longer exist but the old town centre is still well preserved, with a great atmosphere.
In addition Alba is a shopping destination: strolling by the pedestrian Via Maestra you will find the best of made in Italy in the little boutiques.
“It is considered the heaven by food and wine lovers, because of: the International White Truffle Fair (every year from October to November).”
But also for the porcini mushrooms, the artisanal cheese, the high quality meat, and of course Barolo and Barbaresco—just to name some of the best products you can taste. It’s nearly impossible to not eat well in Alba and you can decide if you want to dine in some authentic traditional piolas or in a 3 Michelin Star restaurant as Piazza Duomo of Chef Crippa ranked as no. 15 for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017.
If food and shopping is not enough you could also enjoy a journey of the underground Alba to discover archaeological and monumental sites of this roman city. A jump into the history of this town masterfully told by a passionate archaeologist that will show 3 magical sites.