The town of Alba is located in Piedmont and is part of the province of Cuneo. It is known as the main urban area of Langhe. It is a popular tourist destination in no small part due to it picturesque cobbled streets and Renaissance and Baroque style architecture. Piedmont is an excellent location to travel by road. There are plenty of car rental in Alba options as you can see by searching for a quote with our booking engine. Hop in your rental car and head for the town of Neive which can be found thirteen kilometres to the North of Alba. It is a beautiful little village where you will be treated to fine food and wines from the surrounding vineyards.
The small airport at Cuneo is close by while Malpensa International Airport is just seventy three miles from Alba. Another option is Linate Airport which is eighty miles away or you could arrive across the border at Nice Airport in France which is eighty two miles away.
In the centre of Alba you will find the Gothic Duomo. This has seen much work over the years however it still retains plenty of historical value. One of the more unusual annual events in Alba is the donkey race which takes place every October.
Take a long walk around Alba in order to truly soak up the town’s atmosphere. The cobbled streets can get quite busy at times with local street sellers vying for your custom. Alba is renowned for its white truffle, as well as its wine production and peaches. The world famous Ferrero chocolate group is resident in Alba.