Alba is beautifully nestled in the hilly landscape of the Langhe wine-growing region of Piedmont. The beautiful location embedded in vineyards alone is worth visiting Alba and taking beautiful walks in nature. The lively small town with over 30,000 inhabitants is known throughout the world as the city of truffles. Alba has been recognized by UNESCO as a creative city for gastronomy since 2017.
The small medieval old town of Alba impresses with its beautiful buildings, the towers from the Middle Ages and the cozy atmosphere of the traffic-calmed inner city. Alba is also known as the city of a hundred towers. The towers are located between the houses and shape the image of the medieval city.
Alba is 50 km southeast of Turin, 60 km northeast of the provincial capital Cuneo and 27 km southwest of Asti on the Tanaro River. The Tanaro flows through Alba and forms a beautiful river valley. The valley is a beautiful area for relaxing hikes. The Tanaro brings its water from the 2000m high mountains of Liguria before it continues to flow through Asti and Alessandria and then flows into the Po.