Alba and the Langhe

ALBA

Alba, the capital of the Langhe, is a rich center of activities related to food and wine tourism.

Alba is capable of uniting culture, history, good food and great wines. It is known for the Palio degli Asini (literally race of the donkeys) and the international white truffle fair of Alba. This event takes place in the months of October and November and attracts thousands of people to Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.

In Alba you can visit the town center with the Duomo, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Church of San Domenico, the palace of city hall, the churches of Vittorio Emanuele street, the Sanctuary of Moretta. There are many restaurants where to taste the traditional piedmontese kitchen: raw meat, veal with tuna dressing, tajarin, ravioli al plin, roast and sweet bunet.

THE LANGHE

Langhe, Roero and Monferrato have been elected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

B&B Casa Borghino is in this zone. Langhe (literally “tongues of lands”) are formed by hills that become more and more steep with height. Wine is one of the most well known and appreciated local products thanks to the DOCG and DOP wines of the region: Barolo, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Moscato. In the High Langhe a very famous brand of hazelnut is cultivated, the Tonda Gentile. Cheese is also a local product, in particular the DOP Piedmontese Toma.

When the sky is clear the view of the hills allows you to see also the mountain ranges of the Ligurian Alps, Maritime Alps and Cottian Alps.

The small villages that are part of the territory are old and have a rich history. In particular, Barolo hosts an annual musical festival with international guests: Collisioni.

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