Combining food tastings with history and local culture
Discover Alba as foodies do. Walking tour through the old town center combining historical sights with five stops in traditional shops, food carts and produce market (depending on availability) sampling some of the best local delicacies: different kinds of cheese, artisan breadsticks, gourmet products prepared with truffles, hazelnut and chocolate pastries, wine, one traditional "antipasto". As you enjoy these tastings I will tell you the story behind each recipe, interacting with the food crafters and other locals that we will meet. Medieval towers, Gothic and Baroque churches, Roman ruins will be admired along the way providing a complete overview of Alba.
Please note: food allergies and dietary restrictions MUST be communicated at time of booking. Best days for this tour are Thursday and Saturday morning (because the market is running). Avoid Mondays. Tastings can change according to shops availability.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The walking tour usually starts in via Cavour at the corner with Piazza Garibaldi. Further details will be provided at time of booking. If you need to start the tour in a different location (like your hotel) please let me know at time of booking.
End location: The walking tour will give you orientation and suggestions about things to do on your free time. We usually end in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral square) but don't hesitate to ask if you need to end the tour at any specific location and I will try to accomodate your request.
Duration: 3 hours
Most of the shops in Alba closes between 1pm and 3.30pm for lunch time. Some shops might be closed on Sundays especially in off season. Let me know when you would like to come and I will make sure to find at least 3 shops open for you. Otherwise I will suggest a different time/day to do the tour.
This is a walking tour. Expect to walk about 1 mile. Alba is mostly flat and there are only few steps along the way and/or to enter shops and historical buildings. Transportation to/from meeting place is not included.
Three hours walking tour of the city centre of Alba with five tastings in traditional shops, food carts and market stalls.
My services as Local Guide.
I will do my best to take you inside at least two churches during the walking tour. However, access to churches is subject to change and/or it can be denied due to services scheduled inside. Churches opening times are not guaranteed.
Any personal expense, any extra tasting, shopping, ticket entrances of any museum and/or exhibitions, meals, transportation costs are not included.
•I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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A great tour, combining history and food! My daughters (ages 15 and 10) and I thoroughly enjoyed it!