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The gorgeous city of Alba is well known around the world as the centre of the UNESCO Human Heritage area of Langhe; however its wines and white truffles are probably even more famous!

The first settlements in the area were founded by the Celtics and Ligurians. Alba today is located exactly where once was built a Roman city. During the Roman period the town went through a period of prosperity and peace; unfortunately during the centuries that followed the end of the Roman Empire Alba was sacked numerous times. Only when the city passed under the control of the Savoy family at the beginning of the 17th century peace was brought back. 

Luckily it is still possible to admire few well preserved roman buildings and parts of the roman walls erected to protect the city.

Visiting the town centre there are many beautiful churches worth a visit.

The Duomo built following the Romanesque style during the 12th century has gone through many renovations. Only the campanile was never restyled. The Church of San Domenico is considered by many the most beautiful one in town. The Church of San Giovanni Battista has many lovely paintings.

Gorgeous are also the Bishop’s Palace and the Palazzo Comunale.

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Alba has a very strong economy, thanks to the presence in the territory of many successful business. Around the world the city is mostly famous for its wine production. Some of the finest Italian’s wines come from this area. This small town can count on almost 300 wineries!

The wines product in the area are: Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barolo and Moscato.

Food lovers visit this town all year round not only for the incredible choice of wines but also for its delicious and exquisite white truffles!

When exploring this lovely city visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous historical centre, to taste some of the most renowned Italian’s wines and to indulge in a delicious cuisine!

Private Alba and Langhe Tour

Alba - Vineyards
Alba - Church of San Giovanni BattistaAlba - DuomoAlba - Palazzo MarroBarbaresco - Nebbiolo VineyardBarbaresco - SignBarbaresco - ViewBarolo - PanoramaVino Barolo - View from the Barolo Wine MuseumTartufo di Alba - White truffles from Alba

From: $140.91

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

09:00 AM

mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your Private Alba and Langhe Tour will take you on a unique journey to discover the beautiful and rich Langhe Region. Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Turin to take you on a full day excursion.

The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the delightful views from the car. The Langhe Region is famous around the world for its production of fine wines and for the precious Alba’s White Truffle.

Your first stop will be in the lovely town of Alba the center of the UNESCO Human Heritage area of Langhe. Here you will have some free time to discover the city on your own. We suggest to walk around its gorgeous historical center and to visit some of its beautiful churches and palaces. In particular worth a visit are the 12th century Duomo, the Church of San Domenico, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Bishop’s Palace and the Palazzo Comunale.

At the end of your tour meet again your driver, you still have a lot to discover!

Your tour will continue in the charming tiny village of Barbaresco. Here you will immediately have a tasting of its famous wines. Barbaresco is strictly produced only from Nebbiolo grapes; it is aged 3 years before being ready for the market. Other wines produced in the area are: Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Chardonnay and Langhe Rosso.

After your tasting you will have time to discover the city on your own. Barbaresco offers few attractions like a characteristic medieval tower or the ex-Church of San Donato. The 11th century tower is the symbol of the city. Once used to protect the village against the barbarian invasions today it is the perfect spot from where enjoy a breath-taking view over the lovely countryside. The charming ex-Church of San Donato houses the Barbaresco Regional Enoteca Wine Shop where it is possible to find more than 100 local wine labels.

We suggest also to try a few of the mouth-watering dishes of the area in one of the delicious restaurants that the city offers.

Your next stop will be in the delightful village of Barolo. Here you will enjoy a tasting of one of the most famous Italian wines. Barolo wine is made 100% from Nebbiolo grapes and it is aged a  minimum of 38 months. Barolo is a rich and full bodied wine, lightly colored with a complex aroma.

After your tasting you will have some free time to visit this lovely little village on your own. The best way to explore Barolo is walking around enjoying its little streets and typical buildings. Gorgeous is the ancient Castello Faletti built during the 10th century. It is located right in the center of Barolo and offers to its visitors many attractions like a museum and an enoteca. Visiting the museum it is possible to discover the history of the village and its surroundings, while the enoteca has a huge collection of local wines.

At the end of your tour your driver will bring you back to your accommodation in Turin.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Barbaresco Wine Tasting

– Barolo Wine Tasting

– Visit of Alba

– Visit of Barbaresco

– Visit of Barolo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Alba

– Barbaresco

– Barolo

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation