Only an hour of the railroad from turin there's the enciting medieval city of Alba. Alba is one of the gastronomic capitals of Italy,
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famed for its white truffles, the great wines of Barolo and Barbaresco and here you can find some of northen Italy's best restaurants.
Alba is a beautifully preserved town with castles, medieval places and towers and many churches. Stroll along the Via Vittorio Veneto known for its delicatessen shops
The best time to arrive in Alba is on a Saturday morning, when the whole town is converted into one giant street market or in April when the Vinum wine festival is hosted in Alba and it is a must for lovers of good wine. Just outside of town you'll find an endless array of interesting places to visit like Barolo, Barbaresco and La Morra. No matter where you go, you'll pass rolling vineyards that characterize winemaking in the hilly Langhe region.