White truffles from Alba and red wine from Barolo are not usually part of the traveler’s diet. After all, a bottle of wine can each easily cost over $100. But what if you go straight to the source, the heart of the Piedmont region in northwestern Italy, for these luxuries? It’s possible to sample these superlative specialties, as well as excellent art and food, and stay in a very luxuries hotels.
Alba is perhaps best known as the site of the long-running Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba, held every autumn. During this period, you can visit a lots of beautiful cities in the zone, such as Barolo, where is made the homonym famous wine.
Langhe can be divided into two areas, the Serralunga Valley, which encompasses the communes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, and Serralunga d’Alba, and the Central Valley, which covers Barolo and La Morra. The greatest difference between these two divisions is the soil; while the Serralunga Valley has soils high in sand and limestone, the latter tends to be higher in clay. The sandy soils of Serralunga produce more intense wines that demand a longer ageing period than the Central Valley Barolos, which are known for softer, fruitier expressions of the region. The commune of La Morra produces the most wine of the five communes.
So, you can admire the fabulous landscapes of Langhe, that every year, attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world , and, if you want, you can have a tour of them.
What are you waiting for? Come here and visit these beautiful places.
sources: New York Times