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Piedmont: Alba, The Home of White Truffles

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 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_9630-640x480.jpgHello, My Friends!

Welcome to My Own Italy to discover Italy with my personal touch!

Today our travel is to Piedmont, and we're going to taste a very special tipicity known and appreciate all over the world: the White Truffle!



 If you are interested in to know more, if you like the idea of sinking into a very unique sensorial experience, I suggest you to visit the "Fiera del Tartufo" (Show of truffles) which is organized in Alba every year between October and November.





  Alba is in the middle of a landscape of hills and lush vineyards and charming divided into two parts by the river Tanaro: Langhe and Roero on the right to the left. 



 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_9874---Copia-640x480.jpgAlba is the heart of the Langhe. 
The Hills have profiles drawn from the many vineyards that climb up to the top on which are perched villages with their castles and towers.

 Let me point out a visit to the Cathedral of St. Lorenzo, in Piazza Risorgimento: starting  with the Roman style, was built at the end of 400 on the ruins of an earlier Roman building of the first half of the twelfth century.



In 1486 was launched the second reconstruction, but the most important intervention, however, dates back to 1652, when the cathedral was restored to repair the damage caused by some earthquakes in 1626.

The period between 1868 and 1872 date latest posts including the reconstruction of roofs and vaults of the nave, the rebuilding of the apse, the reorganization of the facade, the opening of the side windows and the replacement of the flooring.




After visiting the city, if you are looking forward having your shopping of typical food and wine, you just have to choose: here there are truly unique specialties and I think you must enjoy!





As for me ... I didn't miss the opportunity to taste the specialties of Alba.... exquisite!

 Leisure with me, this is my tourism!




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