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Tour of Alba

Description

Private guided tour of the town of Alba in PiemontePiedmont, Italy – with a certified tour guide. Located in the heart of the wine country of Langhe and Roero, where Barolo, Barbaresco and many other wines are produced,  Alba is the hometown of the famous “Nutella“. Alba hosts every year the International White Truffle Fair, a celebration of the precious fungus and an important rendez-vous for foodies, gourmet, chefs and visitors from the entire world.

 

The walking tour of Alba brings up to life many hidden gems of the small but elegant town center where over 2000 years of history are layered on top of each other. The Cathedral lies where the original Roman basilica used to stand and boasts an impressive wooden inlaid choir dating back to the XVI century. Four monastic orders left in Alba gothic and baroque architectures which today are blended with medieval slender towers in a unique skyline.  Our tour guide will then provide a full overview on the local culture by focusing on writers and other relevant personalities who lived in Alba.

 

Depending on availability, some underground Roman ruins of Alba Pompeia can be visited; being in the basement of private buildings, the access is limited.

 

 


What is included

  • Tour guide up to two hours

 

What it is not included

  • Any entrance fee and anything else not mentioned above in the “what is included” field.

 

Private tour: YES

Participants: Max 50

Length: about 2 hours

Kids and family friendly: YES

Accessibility: friendly

Physical activity: low. This is a walking tour less than 2 miles long. On our itinerary we might encounter uneven steps and cobbled stones.

Meeting place: Via Cavour at the corner of Piazza Garibaldi

Arrival place: Via Cavour at the corner of Piazza Garibaldi

Transportation: not needed

In case of rain: the tour runs

 

 

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