Alba and Asti, as well as capitals of food and wine districts, are lively cities rich in history.
Asti , the city of the ‘hundred towers’ with medieval churches and baroque palaces lives its magic moment in May, during the Palio : the race between horses mounted without saddle held continuously since the 12th century!
Alba , which is full of truffle boutiques and other gastronomic delights, has a fascinating historic center, with medieval churches and 15th-16th-century palaces, very pleasant arcades and also … an underground Roman city to explore with an archaeologist.
Festivals and parties :
Alba: International Truffle Fair, from October to November
Asti: coinciding with the Carnival, the chocolate fair also takes place Palio of Asti, in May