Places of Interest

Alba, Neive, Barbaresco and Barolo


Alba is famous for the White truffle. There is a festival held there every year during October and the first two weeks of November. Truffle hunters bring their precious truffles to the market and their pungent aroma fills the town. The white truffle is shaved raw onto fresh pasta dishes, poached eggs or other delicate dishes. It can be sampled at the festival, accompanied by top quality wines, or alternatively you can buy your own from one of the shops or stalls in the town.


In 2006 Nieve was recognised as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages and in 2007 it was awarded the ‘Bandiera Arancione’ (orange flag) by the Italian Touring Club, in Acknowledgement of it’s importance, especially for food and wine. Barbera, Barbaresco, Dolchetto and Moscato are all grown on the surrounding hills.

Barbaresco and Barolo
Both towns of Barbaresco and Barolo are smaller than you might imagine, given their famous names, however they are filled with fantastic Enoteca’s and restaurants where the traditional local food and famous wines can be sampled. Barbaresco has far reaching views along the Tanaro River and Barolo has a grand castle and many small museums.