Welcome to Alba
A once-powerful city-state – its centre sported over 100 towers – Alba is considered the capital of the Langhe and has a big city confidence and energy while retaining all the grace and warmth of a small rural town. Alba's considerable gastronomic reputation comes courtesy of its white truffles, dark chocolate and wine. Its annual autumn truffle fair draws huge crowds and the odd truffle-mad celebrity. The vendemmia... Read More
Top experiences in Alba
Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region
Specially selected wine producers will enable you to taste flavors and specialties of the Piedmontese tradition. Choose between a half day or a full day tour: Half Day Wine Tour (5 hours) Barolo village tour, tasting a glass of wine at Marchesi di Barolo wineryStop at La Morra panoramic BelvedereVisit and wine tasting at Cordero di Montezemolo winery in La Morra Full Day Wine Tour (9 hours) Barolo village tour, tasting a glass of wine at Marchesi di Barolo wineryStop at La Morra panoramic BelvedereVisit and wine tasting at Cordero di Montezemolo winery in La MorraLunch at La Morra, restaurant Bovio (gourmet lunch)Guided tour of Alba, the town of the white truffle, tasting Piedmontese specialties at Tartufi and CoPlease note that at time the wineries can be closed due to events, vintage shows or private events. In the event they aren't available, an alternative with the same quality will be provided.
Piedmont Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour from Bra or Alba
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014, the vineyards in the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are among the most celebrated in Italy and are now in the Top Ten Wine Travel Destination in Italy. This tour includes transportation from Alba or Bra and surroundings, several local wines to taste, local cheeses and meat platters (vegetarian alternative available), visits to local wineries and main sights of the area in Piedmont. Visit Piemont tasting local wines like Dolcetto & Gavi, Barolo, Moscato and Brachetto at the wine estates, wine bars, and manor-houses all the year round. If you don't have your own car and you would like to tour with a chauffeur, the driver will meet you wherever you car is parked or accommodation is, and you will be conveniently chauffeur driven home.
Truffle Hunting and Barolo tasting
Drive from Alba (or from your hotel, if located within the surrounding area) to meet the truffle hunter and his inseparable dog. Your certified local guide will reveal all the differences between white and black truffles, how to eat them and together you will identify trees and climate conditions needed for truffles to grow. You will help the hunter to extract these precious mushrooms from the soil. Later, drive to the heart of the production of Barolo wine where the guide will tell you about the unique soil composition and conformation of the "Langhe" hills. Step into a local, family-run winery and visit the cellar where Barolo is produced and aged. A tasting of three wines, including Barolo, will end your excursion before going back to the starting point.
Barolo Segway Tour with Wine Tasting
After a brief training that gets you more familiar with your Segway, you will embark on a pleasant guided tour throughout the town of Barolo and its surrounding areas. First explore the quaint streets of this charming town where the guide will reveal secrets, history of the castle and other fun facts of Barolo. Then continue up to a panoramic point surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the UNESCO hills. Your guide will explain how these hills, called Langhe, used to be flooded by the sea water that has left a unique fertile soil, the real secret of the region. End at a local winery with a three-wine tasting including the famous Barolo before returning to the departure point.
Barolo Wine Tour
Meet the local guide in Alba or in the surrounding areas (to be decided at time of booking) and depart for a half-day excursion around the area of production of the famous Barolo wines. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the 'Langhe' hills that became a UNESCO site for the historical value of the landscape. Learn about the unique soil composition, the geographical position, and other interesting facts as the guide presents the hill conformation and the typical farmhouses. Stop for a photo opportunity along the way and take a stroll in the hamlet of Serralunga d'Alba, dominated by the majestic Medieval fortress (entrance not included). The guide will lead the way to visit a small, family run winery producing Barolo, where a tasting of at least three different wines will distinguish the difference between Nebbiolo and Barolo. Finally, get to the town of Barolo, where the wine was first aged by Marquise Juliette Colbert and enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping and views over the castle. This tour can be booked with or without transportation included. Please refer to the tour options.
Monferrato Wine Tour
After meeting your certified local guide, you will be exploring the Southern Province of Asti and the Monferrato hills that have been recently listed as a UNESCO site for the historical value and beauty of the landscape. First, visit a winery producing, among other wines, the typical red 'Barbera Nizza' aged in oak barrels. Step into the cellars where the wine is produced and enjoy a tasting of at least three different wines. On the way to the second winery the guide will explain the unique soil composition and other interesting facts of this corner of Piemonte. The second stop can vary according to availability: either a small family-run producer of Moscato passito wine (located in a superb location overlooking the hills and the town of Canelli), or a sparkling wine producer with a tour of the underground cellars excavated under the hill and listed as a UNESCO site for the charming architecture and hard work of men who created these artificial tunnels. Either way a tasting of at least three wines will be included. You can select Transport to be included or not.