Top 10 Things to do in Alba, Italy

December 16, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Discover the best top things to do in Alba, Italy including Langhe landscapes UNESCO, Centro Storico, Fondazione Ferrero, Cantina Mauro Sebaste, Chiesa della Maddalena, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Chiesa di San Domenico, Underground Alba, Alba International White Truffle Fair, Chiesa Di San Giuseppe.
Restaurants in Alba

1. Langhe landscapes UNESCO

Via Vernazza 6, 12051, Alba, Italy
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5 based on 128 reviews

Langhe landscapes UNESCO

Reviewed By NswAustraliaDidi - NSW Australia

The Langhe landscapes are just amazing, we spent four days exploring the area so much to see. We had planned 3 drives, 1)being the Wine Road, another to Barbaresco, Nieve, Canelli and Mango 3)Cocconato, Moncalvo, Castagnole Monferrato and Nizza Monferrato. We turned off tolls etc and easily navigated our way along the country roads stopping often to take photos.

2. Centro Storico

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 12051, Alba, Italy +39 0172 750140
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4.5 based on 748 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By NswAustraliaDidi - NSW Australia

We stayed 5 nights in Alba right in the centre of the old town, every thing was right outside our door, so lovely to walk and explore the old streets. Alba has a nice feel to it and it was great interacting with the locals at the Saturday farmers market and purchasing some delicious local products. Of a day we would explore the countryside and local villages, beautiful landscapes of vineyards, orchards and small hill towns.

3. Fondazione Ferrero

Via Vivaro, 49, 12051, Alba, Italy +39 0173 295259
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Fondazione Ferrero

Reviewed By gourmetfrenchwoman - Paris, France

A company leader in products loved by children, that does not propose anything a we in May! Not even an outlet, NOTHING. The factory can never be visited, which can be a sign of what they want to hide!!
The children were really disappointed, as so were we because we also thought we could see the activities of the foundation...

4. Cantina Mauro Sebaste

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 222/BIS | Frazione Gallo, 12051, Alba, Italy +39 0173 262148
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5 based on 93 reviews

Cantina Mauro Sebaste

Our company was born from the strong passion of Mauro Sebaste, son of Sylla, a famous woman and a true Langa wine expert. After Sylla's premature death, Mauro leaves the family business and, propelled by his strong passion for wine, he pursues a single objective: producing QUALITY WINES. We are open from Monday to Saturday: 8 - 12 / 14 - 18. SUNDAY CLOSED Visit and tasting ONLY BY BOOKING at least 48 hours notice. Considering 1 hour for Visiting and 1 hour for tasting, we usually propose an appointment at 10 AM o at 3 PM. Once confirmed the visit, if you could not come, please advise at least one day before the date fixed. thanks for your collaboration. Cheers!!! Mauro Sebaste Winery GPS: 44° 38' 57.433" N, 7° 58' 42.460" E

Reviewed By Martin R - Sestri Levante, Italy

This visit was a pleasant surprise. Andrea provided lots of new information in perfect English and finished off with a taste of some delightful wines. I heard about some varied processes that M.S. use to produce smoother wine.
Normally only a red wine drinker, I asked to try the Arneis because I had visited Barolo and Ceretto previously and was well-supplied with red. I liked the Arneis very much and surprisingly also enjoyed a Viognier which I had expected to be too flowery for me from past experience.
Andrea provided also a Barbera which was new to me and as he predicted I found it to be well balanced if less powerful than a Barolo. Finally a taste of a single vineyard Barolo which was amazing. I bought the whites and the prices were v good.
This will be one of your best-ever wine-tasting visits and you can shop Mauro Sebaste at Total Wines in the US.

5. Chiesa della Maddalena

Via Maestra, 12051, Alba, Italy
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Chiesa della Maddalena

Reviewed By Saint-Grail - Austria

Very original layout and decoration. Raw exterior, sumptuous interior. It would be a sin to miss it just because the facade seams uninviting. Pay attention to small details inside (chapels, secret windows, hidden frescoes...).
The church is located in the main shopping street, the historical café Pettiti is nearby.

6. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Piazza Risorgimento, Alba, Italy
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4 based on 269 reviews

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Reviewed By phat_dawg_21 - Alpharetta, Georgia

Its red brick Gothic facade dominates the piazza. It has evolved over the centuries, but it is still a very nice church with a 13th century bell tower.
Inside, note the craftsmanship in the wooden choir from 1512, and the organ built in 1871.
We visited on a Sunday morning and it was filling up rapidly for Mass. This is nice to see since so many churches in Europe are becoming little more than museums

7. Chiesa di San Domenico

Via Teobaldo Calissano, 12051, Alba, Italy
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4 based on 97 reviews

Chiesa di San Domenico

Reviewed By fizzy1991 - Nashville, Tennessee

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.

8. Underground Alba

Piazza Risorgimento 2 | Di fronte all'Ufficio Turistico, 12051, Alba, Italy +39 339 734 9949
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4 based on 126 reviews

Underground Alba

Reviewed By JohnInItaly - Santa Cruz, California

The ancient Romans populated Alba because it was located along the trade route to northern Europe, and Alba remains an important city today. The underground tour is run by museum staff and concludes with time inside of the very nice city museum. Book the underground tour in advance, as tickets sell out within the last hour before each tour. Tours are seasonal.

9. Alba International White Truffle Fair

Via Vittorio Emanuele 19 | Museo Federico Eusebio, 12051, Alba, Italy
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4 based on 157 reviews

Alba International White Truffle Fair

Discover the allure of one of Italy’s most prized foods. At this month-long festival held in the northern Italian city of Alba you can see Medieval activities with traditional dress, watch a donkey race, visit special art and music events, witness the bidding on the stratospherically-priced white truffles, and of course indulge in truffle tastings.

Reviewed By longtravel09 - europe

The tent hosting the fair is in the city centre. The entrance fee is 3,50EUR. Among many displays of wine cheese and local specialities you will see the truffle sellers displays.
Price for a truffle, according to size between 40 and 150EUR. You can get your purchase examined by an expert.
With the little forrest remaining in the region it is surprising that so many truffles are found around Alba.

10. Chiesa Di San Giuseppe

Via Vernazza 6 | 12051 Cn, 12051, Alba, Italy +39 0173 293163
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4 based on 50 reviews

Chiesa Di San Giuseppe

Reviewed By V581ZSdonb - Sydney, Australia

Most people visit this church because its tower is open to the public for 1 Euro and offers great views over Alba. Its crypt contains Roman ruins as well. What I liked best about it were the dioramas illustrating events in the life of Christ. These are found in the apse behind the high altar. They are very finely made and beautifully lit. Worth a visit.

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