Points of Interest & Landmarks
Top Attractions in Alba
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What travelers are saying
- This is a pretty town, and a short drive from Turin. It is small and compact and it was lovely strolling along the narrow streets.
Worth checking out if you like wine and especially if you are interested in white truffles!Written December 13, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I suggest to select the timing - better is autumn to have the colours. However, in spring you get to see more of the contours of the hills.Written April 13, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I have had the pleasure to attend two different Art Exhibitions at the location. Defintely worth the trip!Written January 27, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very interesting to see the white truffle fair, where u can purchase truffle infused products and wine ( there is the opportunity to try before u buy)
If u r interested, u can attend a cooking demo (we attended one at lunch time) and then sample the dish with fresh white truffle shaved over the meal (truffle shavings at market price). There was wine included in this meal.
The fair itself isn’t very big.Written December 13, 2021
- The four towers of the 15th-century Gothic Cathedral represent the four evangelists. The facade is decorated with four bas-reliefs depicting the symbols of the four evangelists. Left in order: the angel of Matthew, the lion of Mark, the bull of Luke, and the eagle of John. The name of the city is encrypted in the first letters of these symbols in Italian-Angelo-Leone-Bue-Aquila. The 1878 sculpture of San Lorenzo by the Milanese sculptor Luigi Cocchio is located under the rose window. Saint Lawrence, the patron Saint of the city, is especially loved by Catholics because of his martyrdom (he was roasted alive on a grill). We couldn't go inside because of the memorial service. This is not a procedure where tourists will be in place.Written January 30, 2020
- Fascinating look as some of the excavations that have been done of Roman and more recent ruins. Led by a graduate student or archeologist, but only in Italian. The brochure they hand out is available in English and has good detail.Written October 6, 2016
- Very pleased with our visit to this winery.
An interesting tour with some live bottling action.
Very knowledgeable people with a great and extensive choice of wines!Written August 12, 2022
- For a small church in a small town, this is quite impressive. It has some relics of some saint....neveer sure about these claims.Written November 18, 2019
- We happened upon this church walking through Alba shopping. We can never resist going in to see a church so we popped in for a visit. The fresco's are so different from the other churches in town. The black and white columns are strange for the inside of a church. I don't think I have ever seen that in a church. The church in general isn't as "grand" as some other ones, but it was still interesting to see.Written September 16, 2017
- We were at this wonderful winery with a group of college friends. We all enjoyed the fabulous wine and knowledgeable hostess. She was able to clearly explain the process at this beautiful winery in a way that was full of humor and easy to understand for Americans. The wine was so good that some members of our party had it shipped home. As you make your drive through the vineyards to the winery, it is easy to see why the area is a UNESCO World Heritage site!Written July 15, 2022
- We were astounded by the high quality of the restoration. The frescoes and murals were in very good condition, the wood work around the altar was superbly restored and the vaults are worth a visit. The church is small and friendly. Whitebeard83Written November 1, 2017
- This museum is very well curated and has some really interesting items in its collections. The section on stone age living is very interesting. Alba was a thriving Roman city, not surprising as this is Italy's premier wine growing area, and there are many very fine artifacts on display. Definitely worth a visit.Written August 30, 2016
- This Centro Storico has several well kept buindings, an easy to stroll through pedestrian street, shops, restaurants and delightful gelaterias.Written June 9, 2019
- Lorenzo Marolo gave us a fascinating tour of this top-rated distilleria. He is knowledgeable, patient and very personable. We were very happy to have the chance to buy several bottles of excellent grappas not available in the U.S. This was a a unique experience and a real highlight of our visit to PiemonteWritten October 7, 2019
- Thank you so much for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon, Jessica, and for letting us stay a little longer to take in the amazing views from your vineyards. A perfect introduction to the wines of the region.Written August 23, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Alba
- The best day trips from Alba according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Private Barolo Wine Tour with Winemaker
- One Day Private Tour of Alba City of Wine and Truffles
- Barolo&Barbaresco wine tour with a local winemaker
- Piemonte Vineyards by Yourself from Turin - Business Car with English Chauffeur
- Full day Barolo&Barbaresco Wine Tour with a winemaker from Torino