Alba Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by JLBG
  • Things to Do
    by JLBG
  • Things to Do
    by JLBG

Most Viewed Things to Do in Alba

  • 1. Alba International White Truffle Fair

    My husband and his partner were away in Turin and we, not to get bored at the hotel, booked a full day tour in Langhe wine country. Will never forget such fashinating villages and castles of Grinzane...

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  • 2. Pretty pink house

    Not far from de hospital, a pretty little house stands on a tiny square, almost a widened street crossing. Though in the very city center, it has a small yard...

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  • 3. Ospedale civico di San Lazzaro

    In a small street, somewhere between Via Roma and via Cavour stands a huge grayish building. On top of the main entrance, a sign says “Ospedale civico di San...

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  • 4. Via Roma

    Via Roma is perpendicular to Via Vittorio Emanuele, or better to Piazza Savona. It seems to have built at the end of the 19th century. The part closer to Piazza...

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  • 5. Via Vittorio Emanuele II

    I should have said that Via Vittorio Emanuele II was a pedestrian only street, as most of the old city. In side streets, inhabitants can park their car but it...

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  • 6. Cortile della Maddalena

    Il cortile della Maddalena is a wide, enclosed place (entrance shown on the first photo), now owned by the city and used for all the important events. During...

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  • 7. Monastero di Santa Maria Maddalena

    Monastero di Santa Maria Maddalena (Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene) stands at the corner of via Vittorio Emanuele and via Parruza. Unfortunately, we could...

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  • 8. General Count Giuseppe Govone

    At one end of Piazza Savone stands the fierce statue of a man with a sword on a frisky horse. A marble slab says it represents the General Giuseppe Govone...

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  • 9. Napoleone e il Piemonte

    At the Piazza Savone end of via Vittorio Emanuele flows a fountain and a large banderole is stretched across the street. The first photo, taken from via...

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  • 10. Moorish look !

    On via Vittorio Emanuele, at the corner with via Vittorio Belli, stands a building with an unusual feature, that has almost a Moorish look. It is build with red...

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  • 11. Another tower ?

    All the medieval towers standing in Alba were built along one of the two major streets of the old city. That makes sense as they were home and stronghold to the...

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  • 12. Stern tower

    A little further on via Vittorio Emanuele, another "torre" is not very tall but seems to have kept its medieval defensive look with few windows, one being more...

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  • 13. Torre medioevale abbassata.

    At first, I thought that this tower had its name written on a sign but when I read it, I understood that it meant "Medieval tower lowered" ! Actually, this one,...

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  • 14. Via Vittorio Emanuele and more towers

    Via Vittorio Emanuele arrives in Piazza del Duomo and perpendicular to via Cavour. They both are the main streets of the old city center. Via Vittorio Emanuele...

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  • 15. Torre Sineo, Bonino and Astesiano

    The first photo was taken from the right side of the cathedral (seen on the right of the photo) towards Piazza del Duomo. On the right, in the background, the...

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  • 16. The town hall and the portici

    At the end of via Cavour, entering in Piazza del Duomo, stands the Palazzo del Comune (Town hall). Underneath, for a hundredth meters, the road is lined on one...

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  • 17. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

    From Piazza Pertinace you can walk to Via Cavour (20 m). If you follow via Cavour for 100 m, you arrive on Piazza del Risorgimento (Square of the...

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  • 18. Chiesa di San Giovanni

    In front of the casa-torre, on the other side of Piazza Elvio Pertinace, stands chiesa di San Giovanni (Saint John church). The outside is not striking but...

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  • 19. Piazza Elvio Pertinace : casa-torre

    On Piazza Elvio Pertinace (Elvio Pertinace square), stands one of those 'case-torri ' (house-tower) built in the 15th century for security reasons and that show...

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  • 20. Don't loose the Roero hills

    The Tanaro river divides the Roero from the Langhe regions. Both hilly intensive wine and truffle producing area, still different in landscape and soil quality...

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  • 21. Nice street

    In the village's center there are many little street wher it's nice to be lost, as you can be catched by pretty restaurant, nice cafe, amazing old wine shops

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